ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos "Snowcapped" helmets are making a Christmas Eve return when the Broncos play the New England Patriots in prime time.
Sunday will mark the second time this season that Denver will don the white alternate helmets, which feature the throwback D logo on the franchise's first all-white helmet shell. The Broncos debuted the helmets against another AFC East team, the New York Jets, in Week 5 at home.
Along with honoring to the Broncos' storied history with the classic logo and orange-and-blue stripes, the "Snowcapped" helmet pays tribute to Colorado's mountain ranges.
Denver will pair the "Snowcapped" helmet with the all-orange Color Rush uniform set, which has been a staple of the Broncos' uniform rotation since its introduction in 2016. NFL rules allow teams to wear an alternate helmet design up to two times per season.
One of five helmets that Denver has worn in its history, the "Snowcapped" helmet was first unveiled by the Broncos in late July. The NFL amended its uniform policy to allow for teams to utilize alternate helmets starting in the 2022 season.