The NFL and NFLPA approved a quarterback specific helmet that would reduce the number of concussions at that position. The design is mainly for the head to ground contact for when the quarterback falls and hits the ground.
“We’ve now analyzed with our engineers and with the Players Association more than a 1,000 concussions on field, we have a pretty good database of how these injuries occur. This helmet performs better in laboratory testing than any helmets we have ever seens for those sorts of impacts,” NFL executive VP of communications Jeff Miller said.
The helmet will be available to wear in this upcoming season. As of now only the NFL has developed a QB specific helmet to limit concussions, it is not clear if the XFL or USFL are in the process of the same design.
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