The NFL is taking additional steps toward reducing player concussions.
- According to The Associated Press, the league and the NFLPA have approved a helmet specifically made for quarterbacks.
- Made by Vicis, the helmet is meant to reduce the impact between a head and the ground.
"We've now analyzed with our engineers and with the players' association more than a thousand concussions on field, we have a pretty good database of how these injuries occur," NFL executive Jeff Miller said to the AP. "This helmet performs better in laboratory testing than any helmets we have ever seen for those sorts of impacts."
- Miller added,
"Hopefully we can continue to stimulate that either with position-specific helmets designed for each position group or for a general all-purpose helmet to be able to say to players: 'Work with us, be willing to change helmets, because better and better products are coming online every year.'"