The Chicago Bears might not do a bunch of winning in 2022, but they will look brighter than usual when they take on the Washington Commanders this season. The team announced they’ll wear their orange alternate uniforms in Week 6, on Thursday Night Football.
The Bears will be at home for that Week 6 contest, so fans will get the opportunity to check out the fresh gear in person. The team will bust out the orange alternates one more time next season, against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8.
“We believe we have the best uniforms in sport, certainly among the most iconic. So, we’re not looking to overhaul it,” said Bears chairman George H. McCaskey. “We just want to make enhancements to the existing look from time to time and we think this is a great enhancement,” said Bears Chairman George H. McCaskey in a statement. “I’m very excited for this modification. I like that it’s staying within the traditional Bears look. We’re excited about them and hope the fans will be too.”
Chicago’s new orange helmet marks the first time in franchise history that the primary color of the Bears helmet is anything other than their traditionally navy blue.
The NFL approved alternate helmets ahead of last season, rescinding the one-shell rule that was instituted ahead of the 2012 season.