Valley fans are reacting to a long-awaited addition to the Arizona Cardinals uniforms with the unveiling of the new alternate helmet on Sunday.
The Cardinals have donned the red and white uniforms since the day they moved to Arizona. The black alternate jerseys were added during the 2010 season, but fans have been wanting more for some time with the simplicity of the current uniforms.
Although the helmet doesn’t come with a new jersey, it’s a little treat that many seemed to appreciate based on the images.
Not just “running in darkness”, but running IN darkness!
— Ron Wolfley (@wolf987FM) July 24, 2022
— Mythic AZ (@ImMythicAZ) July 24, 2022
Let’s get it! pic.twitter.com/E8YMbBoExz
— Mike Paris (@zyxnix) July 24, 2022
These helmets with the black color uniforms 🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/m3rpPfTOn2
— ProFootballChase™️ (@pfootballchase) July 24, 2022
Although reviews of the helmet were mostly positive, not everyone in the valley loved them.
Some even considered it a smokescreen to feed fans’ appetite for the new jerseys.
All black is lazy. I would have preferred red with a yellow mask. But at this point I’ll take anything
— John Voita (@DarthVoita) July 24, 2022
We want new uniforms, it’s not enough
—Rizzy (@ImK1utch) July 24, 2022
Cardinals are coming out with new alternate helmets hoping they will stand up to the new uni requirements. pic.twitter.com/VkuOQdQBa5
— Edward__ochoa (@edward8a2) July 24, 2022
The Cardinals became the fourth team to release a black alternate helmet this offseason, joining the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets.
— Official bookmaker (@bookmaker_eu) July 24, 2022
The Cardinals are…what?…the fourth team in the NFL with an alternate black helmet (so far).
How about trying something fun like the chrome or matte lids we see at the college level?
—Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) July 24, 2022
All other black helmets
— Kole Noble (@SlawSportsShow) July 24, 2022
Are the Cardinals’ new alternate helmets good looking or have they missed the mark?