The NFL has been using new technologies in recent years to improve player safety and save money, but there’s one technology that’s been especially helpful.
The league’s new $100 million gear-save initiative, unveiled Wednesday, is designed to bring new safety equipment and equipment for players to the field in order to make it easier to play.
Players are being encouraged to wear more of a helmet, and players wearing head-to-toe protective gear are being told to take a new look at their equipment, especially in the helmet department.
In order to help them save money and reduce the number of injuries, the NFL will start a new “Gear Savings Program” that will allow players to purchase gear with up to $100.
That means if a player has worn a helmet for 10 years and has a $100 helmet purchase, the league will pay the difference.
The league will also start a program to send players to sports medicine clinics for checkups and medical examinations to ensure they are on the right path.
And the league has also created a “gear-saving checklist” that players can download to track their gear purchases.
“We’re trying to create a safety net for our players,” said NFL vice president of player safety, Michael Signora, in a statement.
“It’s the most cost-effective way to help us reduce the injuries that occur and help players continue to play.”
The league says that more than 2,500 players have signed up for the program, which is available through March 30.