Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown does not appear to be giving up on the idea of wearing his current model helmet for the coming NFL season. A day after he lost his grievance against the NFL regarding the matter, he’s come up with a new idea on how he might be able to get his way.
The quick backstory – the NFL has moved towards a safer set of acceptable helmets that players can wear. Players are allowed to wear their old helmet models – but only if they are less than 10 years old. Brown’s helmet – the one he wore his whole career in Pittsburgh – is over 10 years old.
Brown will likely be allowed, however, to wear the same model helmet if the particular helmet is less than 10 years old.
Brown took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to ask the public for help. He’s willing to make a trade with anyone who has the model helmet he needs. Seriously.
"I'm looking for a Schutt Air Advantage Adult Large Helmet that was manufactured in 2010 or after. In exchange I will trade a signed practice worn @Raiders helmet."
— AB (@AB84) August 13, 2019
Odds are that someone out there has what he wants. We imagine he’s going to have to give up more than a signed practice helmet to get it, however.
This has been one of the more unusual preseason stories in the NFL in quite some time.
Brown returned to the Raiders’ facility on Tuesday morning. We’ll see when he actually returns to the field.