It appears what once was old is now new again with the Detroit Lions.
After teasing its release for the past 24 hours, the Lions unveiled a brand new alternate helmet that will be worn by the team in the upcoming season.
According to the team’s website, the new helmet will be exclusively used with the team’s all-gray alternate uniforms.
As the Lions’ 90th NFL season approaches, the franchise made the decision to pay homage to one of the team’s heritage logos.
The logo, which showcases blue, white, and silver stripe bars behind a white lion, was previously used by the franchise during the 1961-1969 NFL seasons.
The brand new helmet also highlights additional details, such as a matte gray facemask and a unique color shell that no other NFL team has worn before.
The Lions have designated two home games to showcase the new helmets along with their alternate gray uniforms.
The first game will be a Week 8 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders on Oct.30, and the second game will be a Week 18 game against the Minnesota Vikings (TBD).
This will be the first time since 1955, two years prior to the team’s last championship victory, that the Lions will don blue helmets.