DESEAN JACKSON IS SPORTING A NEW ANTI-CONCUSSION HELMET... SO WHY ISN'T EVERYONE?
Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson took a hit that sidelined him for the last few games with a concussion. When he returns he says he's going to be wearing a new helmet that's supposed to help prevent concussions.
So... why isn't every player wearing one of these anti-concussion helmets...?
The NFL has a contract with helmet-maker Ridell and the anti-concussion helmets are made by a different company. The league allows players to wear the other helmets as long as there are no logo's on it.
The new helmet that Jackson will be wearing has various impact-absorbing technologies.
This particular model has more cushioning and air-filled pockets to take the force of hits.