Tom Brady is also uncomfortable with his new helmet.
The six-time Super Bowl champion said in an interview on WEEI’s “Greg Hill Show” that he is still trying to adjust to wearing his new helmet.
Brady’s old helmet, the Riddell VSR-4, was banned by the NFL this year as part of a initiative to improve players’ safety.
Brady did not end up threatening to leave football – like Antonio Brown – if he couldn’t wear his old helmet, but admitted he was struggling with new equipment.
“I’ve been experimenting with a couple different ones, and I don’t really love the one that I’m in, but I don’t really have much of a choice,”
said Brady. “So I’m just trying to do the best I can to work with it.”
The New England Patriots quarterback added: “You get used to the same helmet for a long period of time. My last helmet, I wore it the last four Super Bowls, so it was a pretty great helmet for me. I hated to put it on the shelf. It’s kind of what I’m dealing with. ”
The NFL follows the National Athletic Equipment Reconditioners Association policy in according to which helmets 10 years or older cannot be recertified.
Brady was one of 32 players who used helmets last season that are now banned by the league and players’ association. Players who wear helmets under a grace period are required to change this season.