Evaporative foam is the new face cream and is the preferred replacement for traditional face creams, which can cause skin irritations, dryness, and premature aging.
But some players are using the new foam to help them improve their physical appearance.
Here are some players that have been using the foam to better their athletic performance: The Packers’ Richard Rodgers is a standout example of how the new material can help with his performance.
“It’s like a little sponge, and it really helps me with my posture and my balance,” Rodgers told NFL.com.
“You can see how I can balance on my feet, and I can get in the zone.
And I can keep my feet in the air.
And then, as soon as I put on a football helmet, I can have a little bit of a jump.”
The Packers have been a staple in the NFL since the 1970s, but the team’s first head coach, Mike Holmgren, also started wearing a foam facemask in the 1970’s.
Now, with Holmgresons passing on his team, Rodgers and the Packers have seen some changes.
The team recently hired former NFL player Josh McDaniels to be the team coach, and the new head coach also recently added a foam helmet to the lineup.
“I don’t think you’ll ever see a player come into a game like this without a helmet on, and they’re all going to be playing in their helmets,” Holmgreds said.
“And they’re going to take advantage of the helmet.”
With Rodgers playing through the pain from the injury he sustained last season, the Packers are hoping that the foam helmet will help him take advantage and improve his physical skills.
The NFL Players Association recently issued a statement about the changes to the foam facewear, calling it “a welcome addition to the league’s concussion protocols.”
“In addition to promoting safe, effective, and long-term health and safety for all players, the use of foam faceproofs can be a positive contributor to players’ overall physical fitness,” the statement said.