18 Apr SG Responds Again to NFL Ratings
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/18/18
SG Helmets Response to NFL Ratings
In the face of an erroneous press release from the National Football League, SG Helmets would like to make some clarifications and a mission statement regarding its football helmet
First and foremost, the SG helmet was worn in 2014 NFL exhibition games by All-Pros Troy Polumalo and Jeff Saturday, who both deemed it to be the most comfortable head gear they’d ever worn. It was also lighter and sturdier than previous NFL models.
SG Helmets applied for admission into NFL competition but declined to pay the exorbitant buy-in fee and instead concentrated on supplying helmets to high school, youth and college players. To date, concussions have been all but eliminated with SG protection.
SG helmets, which are 5 STAR rated through testing by Virginia Tech University and are NOCSAE and SEI certified in 2018, continue to be safe to wear and use. There is no need for concern as SG Helmet models for collegiate, high school and youth football have been tested and proved to be effective, protective and safe. The results of the recent NFL study, as the NFL announced, should not be extrapolated to collegiate, high school or youth football helmets. The NFL study listed SG Varsity and 2.0 models on its “prohibited helmets” list not because of any performance deficiencies but, rather, because SG stopped manufacturing those models and also because SG didn’t have any NFL players who wore the helmet last year.
SG Helmets has always performed and ranked better in testing and in use than our competitors. Indeed, based upon SG’s independent test results and ratings, past and present, SG places player’s safety at the core of its mission. The protective qualities of SG helmets are well known and are safe to be worn at all levels, including the NFL: a fact proven by the now “banned” models having been previously worn in the NFL with no reported concussions or injuries.