Recently the NFL and the NFLPA released their results for their annual laboratory study to assess the performance of helmets that are worn by NFL players.
They’ve determined the top-rated helmets by performance, and the VICIS Zero1 remains the best helmet in NFL football. This is the third-straight testing period that the VICIS Zero1 helmet has been the NFL’s top-rated.
The NFL’s press release noted marked improvements throughout the helmet industry in the 2019 wave of testing:
“Six of the 11 helmets tested this year are among the top-10 rated models, signaling that industry-driven improvements in design, engineering and technology are yielding better results for reducing head impact severity in the tested conditions.”
Last year I spoke with VICIS CEO Dave Marver to find out more about the Zero1 helmet. During our discussion he revealed a list of players on the Chiefs roster who planned to wear the helmet in 2018.
Below you’ll find a full list of players who wore the VICIS Zero1 helmet during the 2018 season.
Chiefs Players Wearing the VICIS Zero1:
- Patrick Mahomes
- Byron Pringle
- Chad Henne
- Sammy Watkins
- Armani Watts
- D’Montre Wade
- Anthony Hitchens
- Ben Niemann
- Reggie Ragland
- Raymond Davison
- Kahlil McKenzie
- Jimmy Murray
- Eric Fisher
- Derrick Nnadi
- Tanoh Kpassagnon
- Mitchell Schwartz
Keep in mind that the NFL notes that following last years study, “…approximately 50% of NFL players upgraded to a better-performing helmet.” So it’s likely that this list has since expanded to include more players, and the list could perhaps grow during the 2019 NFL season.