Minnesota Vikings throwback uniforms are on their way back

(Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) Cris Carter
(Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) Cris Carter /

The NFL approved of a rule on Thursday that will make way for the Minnesota Vikings to wear throwback uniforms starting in 2022.

Compared to the rest of the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings have some of the best uniforms in the league. The Vikings’ current uniform features a great blend of old-school simpleness and modern intricacies.

However, Minnesota’s current helmet design is different than what they used to wear in the past. Which has meant the Vikings haven’t been able to wear a throwback uniform since the NFL implemented a one-helmet rule in 2013.

But that is about to change since the league decided to get rid of this restriction on Thursday. The NFL will now allow Minnesota and every other team in the league to wear an alternate helmet, beginning in 2022.

Which throwback uniforms will the Minnesota Vikings choose to bring back?

The last time we saw the Vikings in a throwback uniform was when they took on the Green Bay Packers in Week 7 of the 2011 season.

With Thursday’s rule change, we should expect Minnesota to be among the teams who will break out some throwback threads in 2022. So which old uniform will the Vikings decide to bring back?

The rule that the NFL approved on Thursday allows each team to wear two different helmets per season. Minnesota has had a few different helmet designs during their history, so they will have to figure out which era they would like to pay homage to.

The Vikings can bring back the uniform design that the team wore during their dominance in the early 1970s when they earned multiple trips to the Super Bowl. Or they could go with a more modern throwback and choose the uniform worn by the late 1990s, early 2000s teams that were led by iconic Minnesota players like Randy Moss, Cris Carter, and John Randle.

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It will be fun to see the Vikings head out onto the field in a throwback jersey and helmet once again. Well, as long as they don’t bring back the uniform design they had from 2006 to 2012 that looked like it was designed by a 12-year-old playing “Madden”.