Tom Brady has to wear a new helmet this coming season.
After he had a one year grace period where he went back and forth between his usual Riddell VSR-4 helmet and the new, approved one in 2018, Brady has to wear just the new one for 2019.
Admittedly, he's not a fan.
“I’ve been wearing the same thing for, you know, forever,” Brady said to NBC Sports Boston's Tom E. Curran. “You get used to one thing, one feel — this [helmet] is a pound heavier, so it’s 25 percent heavier on your head. That takes a lot of getting used to. I wish it was lighter. I tried to make it lighter and they couldn’t make it lighter. … I mean, add 25 percent to everything. Add 25 percent to your pen, or 25 percent smaller keys on your keyboard, and tell me how that feels. It’s a little different.”
Brady also revealed he's been wearing the same shoulder pads since he played at Michigan.