The NFL will allow teams to use a third helmet design for the 2025 season.

Just two years ago the league allowed teams to use a second option.

In a memo to teams, the NFL stated that the goal behind the third helmet option is to increase "the overall club flexibility." Clubs that want to add a third helmet design must do so by May 1, 2025. 

Nearly two-thirds of the league wore an alternative helmet in 2023, a year after the league expanded helmet flexibility.