NFL Made Official Decision On Tom Brady’s Helmet For Upcoming Season

The NFL decided to ban Tom Brady’s Riddell VSR-4 model. What does the quarterback think of his old helmet?

ESPN’s George Seifert reported that the league eliminated the grace period that was given to players who were still using old helmet models. So, those who are interested in breaking the rules will have to deal with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

“If a team is found to have known about a player wearing a banned helmet, or to have facilitated the use of one, it will be subject to league discipline,” said the NFL’s executive VP for health and safety initiatives.

This means that Brady will have to get used to the new helmets approved by the NFL. He has already tried something new.

“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,” Brady said back in August. “It’s all important — it all matters — so, yeah, just making sure it’s kind of similar to what the experience has always been. Hopefully, the helmet provides more protection. I’ve been wearing a very old helmet for a long period of time, but it’s worked pretty well, too, so that’s why I haven’t been — I’ve been a little hesitant to change.”

But, he always comes back to his old helmet. That’s about to change now.

“Yeah, I’ve gone back-and-forth quite a bit,” Brady said when he decided to go back to his old helmet. “You know, the old one has just treated me so well over the years, so hopefully I can get grandfathered in. That’s what I’m going to try to do this offseason, see if I can keep playing with it. I love the way it fits. I love the way it feels. It’s been a great helmet for me. So I’ve just been thinking about it and think that’s what works the best for me as we continue on this season.”

If you ask Brady, he will give you some great reasons regarding the things that made him use his old helmet over and over again. He is used to the routine, and the new changes may give him a headache.

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