“The helment is a critical piece of your protective equipment, and you should decide wisely which helmet you will rely on.”

Thom Mayer, MD

Medical Director



In 2016, the NFL, in collaboration with NFLPA-appointed experts, sponsored a laboratory study for the second year in a row to assess the performance of football helmets worn by NFL players.

The poster pictured below summarizing the results of the study was provided to all 32 NFL clubs in May 2016 to hang in their locker rooms and help players make informed decisions regarding their helmet choice.

This is a video review of the helmet assessment test.

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