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Browns go back to the beginning with release of throwback jerseys

It was 1946 when the Cleveland Browns began playing professional football. During those early years, the players wore a white helmet. Over 70 years later, the team has introduced their new threads for a few games this season that include a new white helmet, along with an all-white uniform. They are returning to their beginnings and maybe these new “old-school” uniforms will help the team return to its championship standards of the past.

It was back in 1952 when the team shifted to wearing their popular orange helmets. By 1954 they added face guards. Now in 2023, the Browns will wear these alternate uniforms on Monday Night Football for their matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. It’s a road game to Pittsburgh and Cleveland hasn’t had much luck winning games there over the years so maybe this extra jolt of genius and disguise will poll vault the team to a victory.

Cleveland will then wear the new duds for their Week 6 game at home against the San Francisco 49ers. This will likely be a huge game as the Browns will be coming off their early bye week and will need to focus on getting a win against an NFC Conference powerhouse. They then will where the all-white uniforms again in a late season Week 17 game on a Thursday Night Football game against the New York Jets.

When the Browns started out as an organization they won championships routinely. They won the old All-American Football Conference all four years. By 1950, they joined the NFL and won the championship that season and then again in 1954, 1955 and 1964. So if you’re counting Cleveland won five titles while wearing the white helmets.

The Browns have certainly gotten better as a team over the last three seasons and any type of extra boost, even from a change-up in what uniform they are wearing can’t hurt.

The team starts training camp this week and this news of the alternative uniforms has been received well from the fan base. Hopefully, this is a good sign as of things to come this season.

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