*The NFL Guardian Cap NXT version is ONLY for NFL athletes and college linemen and can be ordered through a rep only. Click Here for a Quote
The NFL has mandated Guardian Caps for the 2023 season with expanded use that includes all practices preseason, regular season, and post season that include contact. They have also added Running Backs and Fullbacks to the list of positions mandated to wear Caps which now include: OL, DL, LB, TE, RB, FB. Read here.
In 2022, the NFL began mandating Guardian Caps for all 32 NFL teams through the first preseason game for all OL, DL, TEs, and LBs. The result? The Caps "exceeded expectations."
The Guardian Cap is a padded helmet cover that augments any existing helmet to make it flexible and soft, addressing the impact severity of blows for OL, DL, LB, TE, RB, FB.
- In 2022, the NFL began mandating Guardian Caps for all 32 NFL teams through the first preseason game for all OL, DL, TEs, and LBs. The result? The Caps
- The NFL NXT Model was designed for NFL athletes and college linemen.
- The NFL Model has an additional layer of padding (green interior) to accommodate NFL speeds; this adds a few extra ounces that we do not recommend for youth/high school players, so NXT orders are available through a sales rep only.
- Reduces impact up to 10-20% at NFL speeds.
- "Our engineers at the NFL in conjunction with engineers from the players association have tested these in the laboratory and they found that any blow that happens to the helmet with a Guardian Cap over it reduces the force about 10-15% [at NFL speeds]. So if you imagine putting it on both players, an OL and DL for example, you’ve got an additive effect of over a 20% force reduction.” – Dr. Allen Sills, NFL’s Chief Medical Officer
- Perfect for interior position groups. Augments existing helmets to make them pliable and able to more effectively manage energy, addressing the impact severity of blows for OL, DL, LB, TE, RB. FB.
- Pads blows to knees, hands, abdomen, etc. during Inside Run and position drills.
- Reduces sound and vibrational frequencies.
- Insulates heat in direct sunlight.
- Preserves helmets & decals for gameday.
- Available in Black, Red, Light Silver/White, Vegas Gold, Navy Blue, and Royal Blue.
- For our original Guardian Cap worn by youth, high school and college athletes Click Here
Read More Links
2023 NFL Mandate
2022 NFL Mandate
2022 NFL Results
Coverage of the NFL in Guardian Caps can be Found Here
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Permitted by the NFHS.
Permitted by the NFL for 2021 practices after testing validated Guardian Caps. Read here
Mandated by the NFL for 2022 training camp. Read here
No helmet, practice apparatus, or helmet pad can prevent or eliminate the risk of concussions or other serious head injuries while playing sports. Researchers have not reached an agreement on how the results of impact absorption tests relate to concussions. No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact absorption tests.
** The NFL Model has an additional layer of padding (green interior) to accommodate NFL speeds; this adds a few extra ounces that we do not recommend for youth/high school players. The Guardian Cap NXT is ONLY for NFL athletes and college linemen. NXT Caps must be ordered through a rep.