Thanks to an agreement with Oakley, for the first time in more than two centuries, NFL players will be permitted to wear colored visors on the field.
Just don’t look for anyone on his helmet with the dark visors that once had LaDanian Tomlinson.
In 1998, the NFL banned dark-colored visors, but the shields of the Oakley Prizm Clear are slightly tinted and will be permitted.
“We’ve had visor rules and what players are allowed to wear on the field, but we haven’t had any interactions there,” Nana-Yaw Asamoah, NFL’s business development vice president, told Sports Illustrated. “Through discussions that were discovered, there was a lot more that could be accomplished in this room from both a performance and a safety point of view and working with a brand as Oakley could bring us to the next level on that.” Oakley published a commercial with the visors and it opens with an oven. The camera goes down and then provides the audience an overview of what Patrick Mahomes sees as Chiefs quarterback.
The commercial subsequently moves to the JuJu Smith-Schuster receiver from Steelers and then to the Derwin James safety chargers.