Drew Brees says his new helmet makes him look like a Martian, but 'it is what it is'
Antonio Brown is continuing his battle against the NFL over new rules that prohibit him from using his helmet of choice after a study revealed older equipment that has been deemed unsafe by the league.
Several other high-profile players, including Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, have come out in semi-support of Brown's movement. Both quarterbacks stated displeasure with having to veer from their preferred gear but have ultimately complied with the NFL's new guidelines thus far.
Recently, another star signal-caller expressed some distaste for his new helmet – but mostly just because of how it makes him look.
"Some of them look kind of crazy," Drew Brees told AOL Sports on behalf of Jimmy John's. "I feel like mine looks like I'm a Martian or something."
Brees is among those whose favorite helmet is now banned by the NFL. He acknowledged that there was an adjustment period after using the same helmet for his entire career, but that safety and protection should come first.
"The intent is to make the game safer," the 12-time Pro Bowler said. "You've got these new helmets that are supposed to be much higher rated, safer than the old ones, more protective. At the end of the day, I think that's a good thing."
"It is what it is. That's the new rule."