The NFL is full of ridiculous rules when it comes to uniforms. And as San Fransico 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan revealed this week, the rules don’t just affect the players.
Shanahan likes to wear a hat on the sideline. It’s become one of his staple looks. However, he won’t be wearing his same iconic hat this season, thanks to an NFL uniform rule.
During a recent radio interview with KNBR, Shanahan revealed that he won’t be allowed to wear the hat he’s worn for the past several years because the rules prevent him from wearing hats from previous years.
We’ve heard Kyle Shanahan talk to swarms of reporters this training camp, but today Murph & Mac get the Niners head coach for the first time this season 👀
Kyle joins the guys to talk all things 2022 at 9:15 🔊
— KNBR (@KNBR) August 10, 2022
“I have such beef with them right now,” Shanahan said during the interview. “It’s a tough issue going on. They won’t let me pick out my own [hat]. They won’t let me wear any one that’s from a [previous] year, so I can’t wear like an older one. I’ve got to wear the new ones that they give this year. Unfortunately, there’s none I like wearing. Hopefully, we can figure it out or wait until Salute to Service. … It’s just deals. I don’t want to go too hard and get fined or anything but trust me, I’m upset about it.”
It looks like there’s a chance Shanahan will be going hatless this year.