“I think they just didn’t like the way the old helmet was working up in New England ??,” Brady captioned his Instagram post.
After conducting a study on helmet safety, the league announced in April that 11 helmet models are prohibited from being worn during the 2019 season. Brady, who has worn a Riddell-VSR4 throughout his career, was one of 32 players whose helmets were banned.
Brady — like others — hasn’t been shy about voicing his displeasure with the decision.
Raiders receiver Antonio Brown lost his grievance against the NFL on Monday after his helmet did not meet certification requirements. Brown expressed his opinion about the ruling, but he’s not giving up easily.
If you have a “Schutt Air Advantage adult large helmet,” he’s looking:
"I'm looking for a Schutt Air Advantage Adult Large Helmet that was manufactured in 2010 or after. In exchange I will trade a signed practice worn @Raiders helmet."
— AB (@AB84) August 13, 2019