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Lions Eligible for New Jerseys in 2022

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Detroit Lions fans, are you ready for some new jerseys? 

While there's no guarantee that the Lions will be donning new ones in 2022, there's at least a chance of it happening. 

Why, you may ask? 

Well, it's because the franchise has cleared the NFL's mandated five-year waiting period for making a jersey design change, with Detroit's latest uniform changes having come back in 2017.

That's when the Lions decided to go away with the black in their uniforms, a holdover from the Matt Millen days, and added their chrome face masks.


It was a pretty well-received facelift among the Detroit fanbase when it was first implemented, and the organization's jersey design has remained fairly popular to this day.

Yet, it doesn't mean that an alteration in the team's look wouldn't excite the fans going into next season. 

It might just be the right time to implement a change, too, as it could be a nice complement to the well-received culture established by Lions head coach Dan Campbell this past season.  

At the end of the day, though, it's going to come down to whether Detroit team president Rod Wood and the organization's higher-ups want to install the change this offseason.

Wood was asked about the possibility of a jersey change last March, and was very non-committal to the idea of it.  

"You give some thoughts to that," Wood told reporters. "We're coming up on the window when we could make some changes. I haven't really gone into the design phase yet. But, that's certainly something that once the window opens up, we'll probably take a step back and look at the current roster that we have and any changes that we want to make. Do we continue with the color rush, etc.? It's on my mind, but nothing official." 

While the intrigue surrounding what the Lions will do in free agency and with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft will capture more headlines and rightfully so, the possibility of a uniform design makeover will be one of the more interesting storylines regarding the franchise to follow this offseason.

Detroit Lions right tackle Penei Sewell