I heard there are different brands of helmets that are better (safer) than the ones that are contracted w/ the NFL (Riddell). I think PennSt did some concussion tests and experiments and it came to conclusion that Riddell is one of the worst brands you can buy. I think each person should be able to choose their own helmet and that team has to provide it for them. It's primary purpose is safety...not advertising/making money like a jersey. There are all kinds of different pads etc but those aren't shown outside of the jersey so the NFL doesn't care.
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