Tom Brady will be forced to wear a new helmet next season, and he doesn't seem thrilled about it.
The NFL announced Friday it is banning four additional helmets that fail to meet its safety guidelines, including Brady’s model, the Riddell VSR-4, ESPN reports. The Patriots’ quarterback was allowed to wear the helmet last year due to a grandfather rule.
Brady started the 2018 campaign with a newer Riddell model, but switched to his old helmet later in the season. It seems like he’s still practicing with it, too, judging by his Instagram earlier in the week.
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In 2017, Gisele Bundchen made headlines when she said her husband has suffered numerous concussions throughout his playing career. Brady didn’t confirm or deny her comments.
The NFL expects all approved helmets to better safeguard players from head injuries than their older iterations.