The National Football League brought new rules regarding the headgear players use. Some old models won’t be fit for use, and quarterback Tom Brady won’t be able to use his favorite helmet. It just doesn’t meet NFL’s safety criteria.
Brady’s quest for a new helmet is definitely a bold move forward. The quarterback experimented with a new helmet during the preseason, and this time he opened up about his new headgear.
“That’s probably why I never switched, because it was always a little different than what I was used to. But they made it pretty good. So, it’s actually — I think there’s still a few little tweaks I’d like, but for the most part, it’s really comfortable. I asked the guys, ‘Do I look any younger or faster in it?’ And they said, ‘Yes,’ so I feel like I might keep it,” Brady said.
The quarterback wore a new mask during the Thursday’s preseason game. It doesn’t have a double bar across the face. This will sure give him a better field of vision.
“You’ve seen something a certain way for a long period of time. So, I like as much vision as possible. With the peripheral vision, it’s all important. It all matters. So, just making sure it’s kind of similar to what the experience has always been. There’s got to be obviously some protection (on the sides of the helmet) because fingers can get — it hasn’t happened too often in my career, but I’ve had a few hands get through the mask a little bit. Typically quarterbacks have much more open (facemasks), like receivers probably do, with the vision. But the more (vision) you can have, the better. It’s not gonna be like the old Sean Lendeta punter one where you had the one bar, but it provides enough,” Brady said.
Well, this says a lot about his future plans. He won’t retire in the next few years.