The Antonio Brown helmet saga is officially over.
After nearly a half year of searching for a new helmet following the league mandating he find a new one, the Raiders WR has finally found a new helmet that he feels comfortable wearing this season.
The Xenith Shadow will be the lid Brown wears when he takes the field for Week 1, with the two inking an endorsement deal for him to wear the model after the Schutt Air Advantage, a helmet he worse since high school, was outlawed due to league safety regulations.
Xenith underwent testing and certification in order to have Brown wear be able to wear it in the NFL.
“It’s not easy to make a change like this so far into your career, but the Xenith Shadow was the only helmet that could fit my needs on the field, Brown said in an announcement.
Raiders WR Antonio Brown is most recently trying a Xenith Shadow with an XRS-22S facemask. In the prior two practices, Brown wore a Schutt Air XP Q11 with his usual EGOP mask and an Adam’s chinstrap. pic.twitter.com/oDqC29sukN
— Helmet Stalker (@HelmetStalker) August 31, 2019
Some of Browns teammates had some jokes for him and his new funky helmet, shown on HBO’s newest episode of Hard Knocks.
“That boy look like a Power Ranger”
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) September 4, 2019