Arizona Cardinals drop first alternate helmet in franchise history

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The Arizona Cardinals have dropped their first true alternate helmet in franchise history.

For those Arizona Cardinals fans that have been clamoring for the team to get a black alternate helmet, your wishes have been granted. After giving Kyler Murray the team’s richest contract of all time, they didn’t stop there.

The Cardinals’ alternate helmet is an all-black helmet that is borderline iridescent with a red metallic shell that peeks through underneath when the light hits it just right. The team announced that this helmet will see action in three games this season.

The first is the preseason primetime game against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2. Then, it will be worn against the Eagles on October 9th, and then on October 20th, which is a Thursday Night Football matchup against the New Orleans Saints.

Arizona Cardinals revealed the first true alternate helmet in franchise history.

Another thing to note about the three teams that the Cardinals will face is the fact that all of these teams now have a black helmet in some shape or form. The Ravens’ default is black, and both the Saints and Eagles announced black helmets earlier this summer.

Only Baltimore will play Arizona in their black helmet, something that may get hard to distinguish on TV. The black helmet will be worn with the Color Rush uniforms, which currently have the dubious distinction of being winless (0-6).

Regardless, this is the first step toward getting new uniforms: something that the team has been very reluctant to do. It took the Cardinals some time, but they are finally somewhat listening to the fans.

I am not the biggest fan of the helmet myself, but that’s just my opinion. I’ll be on board if they can get a regular-season win in them.

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