NFL fans think Patrick Mahomes’ helmet is too big for him

Joshua Rogers

Throughout the NFL fans season fans have remarked that Patrick Mahomes’ helmet is too big for him. Here’s what we know about his top-of-the-range headwear.

Patrick Mahomes is arguably the best quarterback in the NFL. The 27-year-old Kansas City Chiefs star is a Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl MVP, and in 2020 signed a 10-year contract extension worth around $503 million – the second-largest known contract in sporting history.

Despite losing All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill this offseason, Mahomes and the Chiefs are still among the favorites to make Super Bowl LVII next year, while he is favorite to win MVP. He has continued to break records this season and recently set the NFL record for most total yards in a season by a quarterback (combined passing and rushing) with 5,608.

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NFL fans think Patrick Mahomes’ helmet is too big for him

Despite being the face of the Chiefs and arguably the best player in the league, social media continues to fixate on Patrick Mahomes’ helmet.

During various games this season fans have commented that Mahomes’ helmet looks too big for him:

Mahomes wears the Vicis Zero2 helmet

There’s no real explanation as to why Mahomes’ helmet looks so big. However, some seem to think it’s a combination of the helmet’s padding and Mahomes’ hair, which has quite a bit of volume.

Interestingly, Mahomes wears the Vicis Zero2, which is the highest graded helmet of all time on the Virginia Tech Helmet safety rating scale. The Kansas QB previously wore the Vicis Zero1, but the latest innovation is reportedly safe and lighter, coming in at 15% lighter than its predecessor.

According to their website, the Vicis Zero2 ‘takes a revolutionary approach to offer out-of-the-box thinking for a completely reimagined helmet.’

It also features an ‘enhanced field of view’ with ‘optimized vertical and horizontal sightlines [providing] the athlete [with] maximum situational awareness so they can perform at an elite level.’

The standard Zero2 is priced at $899.95, and if you want one, you’ll have to join the reservation list.