What Type of Helmet Does Lamar Jackson Wear? How Is It Different in Comparison to Odell Beckham Jr.?

Published 01/25/2024, 7:37 AM EST

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The helmets are one of the crucial elements in the safety manual of a player in the NFL. As the league is more prone to injuries like concussions, a quality and strong helmet is what the NFL players, especially the quarterbacks, require. Players prioritize protecting their heads by carefully choosing helmets based on their preferences.

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Similarly, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback, Lamar Jackson, and wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. have selected their choice of helmets to guard their heads. While the two use a similar style of helmet, there are slight differences between them.

What helmet does Lamar Jackson wear?

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Lamar Jackson wears the Riddell Speedflex football helmet, one of the top models since 2020. It has a perfect 5/5 rating and specific features like a Precision Diamond design, SF-2EG-SW mask to decrease the impact force transferred to the helmet. It further comprises a clear, 45% Oakley visor on the cover for anti-fog performance & improved scratch resistance.

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The SportStar Victory chinstrap with Flex adapters on the helmet helps to enhance safety & comfort. This helmet has a hexagon cutout on the front for impact absorption, weighing around 4.4 pounds, providing comfort and protection. The Riddell Speedflex is widely used in the game due to its popularity and safety features.

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Just like Lamar, Odell Beckham Jr. too uses Riddell’s helmet, but it’s not Speedflex.

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Odell Beckham Jr. wears a Riddell Speed Mini Helmet since he was with the Cleveland Browns. This mini helmet is officially licensed by the NFL, and is a smaller version, about half the size of one of Riddell’s most popular new helmet designs. It comes with interior padding and a 4-point chinstrap, mirroring the features of the full-size helmet.

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The helmet comes with Oakley Prizm Football visor built to improve contrast, and protect eyes from opponents and sun, allowing to see the football with ease. This lightweight helmet reportedly weighs around 5 pounds, and features SportStar Victory T-Rex Hurricane chinstrap for best-in-class shock absorption and comfort.

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So, OBJ and Lamar Jackson, both use Riddell’s helmets, but with a bit of noticeable differences. But these two are not the only NFL players who wear Riddell helmets. Almost 76% of NFL players have put their trust in Riddell to ensure their safety as per the brand itself.

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