By Kuldeep Rathore
NFL Health And Safety Officials Make A Significant Suggestion
The National Football League (NFL) has declared that the expanded use of Guardian Caps is likely to occur in 2023 as part of its continuing endeavor to support player safety.
Mark Maske of The Washington Post reports.
"NFL health and safety officials are recommending expanded use of Guardian Caps by players this summer, the league's Jeff Miller said.
That means players at more position groups wearing the caps for a longer period during teams' training camps."
During summer sessions, players on the offensive and defensive lines, linebackers, and tight ends wore protective caps over their headgear, and injuries appear to have decreased during that time as a result.
According to the league, there were 52% fewer concussions among those categories at that stage in the season than there were at the same time in 2021.
The hats are too heavy, among other things, according to some competitors' complaints. However, it doesn't seem like they'll be leaving anytime soon.