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Tom Brady doesn't 'love' new helmet: 'I don’t really have much of a choice'

Sporting News — (Alexis Mansanarez)

Tom Brady is one of a handful of players forced to transition to a new helmet this season.

While Antonio Brown continues his holdout over the NFL mandated change, Brady has already tried some of the approved options — and he isn't a fan. 

His former helmet, the Riddell VSR-4, was part of a series of helmets (six in total) that are now prohibited by the league, which has updated its policy in recent years, citing player safety. 

“I’ve been experimenting with a couple different ones, and I don’t really love the one that I’m in, but I don’t really have much of a choice,” Brady said Monday on the Greg Hill Show. “So I’m just trying to do the best I can to work with it.”

Brady, Brown and Aaron Rodgers are some of the most notable names that have to switch helmets.

The NFL will not let these veterans wear helmets that don't pass an array of tests, and the league does not approve equipment that is older than 10 years.

“You get used to the same helmet for a long period of time. My last helmet, I wore it the last four Super Bowls, so it was a pretty great helmet for me. I hated to put it on the shelf,” Brady said. “It’s kind of what I’m dealing with.”

Listen to Brady's entire interview Monday on WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show" below: