The LA Chargers arguably have the best uniforms in the entire NFL. Los Angeles overhauled its already beautiful uniform selection ahead of the 2020 season and since then just about every pundit has ranked the Bolts among the best in all of sports.
While the uniforms are undoubtedly great, there is one addition to the uniform rotation that fans have been pounding the table for. Fans want to see the return of the navy blue helmet, which became synonymous with such a great time in franchise history.
Back in 2021, the NFL allowed teams to have alternate helmets with throwback uniforms and many Chargers fans thought that would signal the addition of the navy blue helmet. Nothing came to be in the two seasons since. However, that could be changing in 2023.
The Chargers' media team is among the best in the entire sport and if they were going to announce navy blue helmets they would do so in a unique way. Some fans think that is what the Chargers have been doing, as they have been subtly dropping hints and references to the navy blue helmet.
This is not the only reference to the navy blue helmet. The end of the team's 2023 schedule release video included a scene with LaDainian Tomlinson and other Chargers legends that was referencing 'My Hero Academia'. With LT wearing the navy blue helmet, some fans pondered whether or not that was a hidden message by the social team.
Chargers' hints at navy blue helmets are too large to ignore
Look, it could totally be a coincidence that these two things happened in such short succession and fans could be grasping at straws. However, the Chargers never released an alternate helmet and this is something that fans have been clamoring about for several years.
The franchise loves a good bit of fan service and it definitely would use the chance to tease a throwback helmet rather than making it a Monday morning news dump. This is what gets people talking about the team and that is the entire job of the social media team.
If the Bolts did pull the trigger with these alternate helmets then it would be a universally beloved decision by the fanbase. That is such an iconic helmet in Chargers history and pairing it with the new version of the uniforms would be fantastic.
Hopefully, fans aren't grasping for straws and instead are spoiling the surprise before it is announced because if the Bolts go another year without the navy helmet then it will be very disappointing.