PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Details about NFL helmets now having mouthguards in the visors, give football fans hope for 2020 season.
Sports equipment company, Oakley, revealed details that their helmets will now come with mouthguards, protecting players from COVID-19 exposure.
Oakley’s promises the mouthguards will shield the player’s faces against oncoming droplets, without restricting the players breathing.
The news comes from new protocols the NFL and players union agreed on for the fall season. One, being helmets with face shields, according to an article from The Daily Press.
What Will The Season Look Like
With doubts, if there will be a fall season at all. The new helmet design gives fans hope that the season will still go on, whether they attend or not
One report from CBS Sports states, teams will each individually decide if they will allow fans to come to the games at limited capacity.
One team allowing fans back to Heinz Feild at limited capacity is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In an official statement to fans released on the site Steeler Depot, states “Our goal is to have fans at Heinz Field this season. We anticipate that we will be working with a reduced capacity scenario and that fans will be required to wear masks.”
Fans Wonder About the Future
This news brings hope to fans for the 2020 season, despite the rise in cases of COVID-19
“I need to see these games again! I think that wearing a mask and your temp being taken is for people’s safety. Everyone loves the games, and I like to have fun as much as the next guy, but everyone’s safety comes first!” local Steeler fan, David Greene, told TGH reporters
Greene’s friend added, “I can see games still going on, but I don’t know if they’re going let us comeback start of the season, everything is up in the air right now.”
The first regular-season game kicking off against the NY Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 14 at 7:15 pm.
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