Joey Bosa and Nick Bosa, the star siblings of the NFL, have been wearing a new type of helmet that offers them more safety and comfort on the field. The Bosa brothers, who play as a linebacker and a defensive end respectively, have switched to the Vicis Zero2 Trench helmet since the 2021 season.
The Vicis Zero2 Trench is a helmet designed for offensive and defensive players and has four layers of protection. The outer shell is super flexible and absorbs most of the impact from a collision, while the inner shell is engineered to fit various head shapes. The helmet also has a system of pillars that bend and spring back to reduce the force of a hit, and pad pods that provide a custom-fit feeling.
The Bosa brothers are among the few players in the NFL who wear this helmet, which is not very common or popular among fans. However, many reports claim that the Vicis Zero2 Trench is one of the safest helmets on the market for anyone playing in the NFL.
Nick Bosa, who plays for the San Francisco 49ers, was the first to change his headgear after a concussion in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Dallas Cowboys in 2021. He wore the Vicis Zero2 Trench helmet in the playoffs and continued to do so in the 2022 season.
Joey Bosa, who plays for the Los Angeles Chargers, followed his younger brother’s example and also started wearing the Vicis Zero2 Trench helmet in the 2022 season. The siblings have been trusting the new headgear as they face the challenges and risks of playing in the NFL.
The Bosa brothers are not the only ones who have opted for a different helmet in the NFL. Other players, such as Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Patrick Mahomes, have also changed their helmets to comply with the league’s safety standards and preferences in recent years.
The NFL has been trying to improve the safety and quality of the helmets used by the players, and has conducted annual tests and rankings of the helmets available in the market. The Vicis Zero2 Trench helmet has been rated as one of the top-performing helmets by the NFL, along with other models from Riddell, Schutt, and Xenith.
The helmet choice of the players is ultimately a personal decision, and the Bosa brothers have made theirs. They hope that their new headgear will help them avoid injuries and perform better in the NFL.