Please complete the form below to request a quote on the Guardian Caps NXT (NFL Version). Our sales rep with reach out with a custom quote via email.  The Guardian Cap NXT is ONLY for NFL athletes and college linemen and can only be ordered through a rep.  If you’re looking for a quote on our Guardian Cap XT used by youth, high school and college players, click here.

The Guardian Team

Product Info

The NFL NXT Model was designed for NFL athletes and college linemen. It has an additional layer of padding (green interior) to accommodate NFL speeds; this adds a few extra ounces that we do not recommend for youth/high school players, so NXT orders are available through a sales rep only. Perfect for high contact position groups. Augments existing helmets to make them pliable and able to more effectively manage energy, addressing the impact severity of blows for OL, DL, LB, TE, RB, FB, WR, DB. Available in Black, Red, Maroon, Light Silver/White, Vegas Gold, Navy Blue, Green, Orange and Royal Blue.


  • It reduces HARM (Head Acceleration Response Metric) up to 40% at NFL speeds.
    • “Our engineers at the NFL in conjunction with engineers from the players association have tested these in the laboratory and they found that any blow that happens to the helmet with a Guardian Cap over it reduces the force about 10-15% [at NFL speeds]. So if you imagine putting it on both players, an OL and DL for example, you’ve got an additive effect of over a 20% force reduction.” – Dr. Allen Sills, NFL’s Chief Medical Officer
  • pads blows to knees, hands, abdomen, etc. during Inside Run and position drills.
  • Reduces sound and vibrational frequencies.
  • Insulates heat in direct sunlight.
  • Preserves helmets & decals for game day.

Timeline With The NFL:

  • In 2022, the NFL began mandating Guardian Caps for all 32 NFL teams through the first preseason game for all OL, DL, TEs, and LBs.  The result? The Caps “exceeded expectations”
  • In 2023, the NFL expanded the use of Guardian Caps to include all preseason, regular season and post season practices. The position groups were expanded as well, adding RBs and FBs to the required players list.
  • In 2024, the NFL expanded the use of Guardian Caps with expanded use.  They have added Receivers and Defensive Backs to the list of positions mandated to wear Caps which now include: OL, DL, LB, TE, RB, FB, WR, DB. Additionally, all NFL players are now permitted to wear Guardian Caps during games for the 2024 season.  The NFL said Guardian Caps “remain a substantial success and reduced concussions up to 52%” after the 2023 mandate.


No helmet, practice apparatus, or helmet pad can prevent or eliminate the risk of concussions or other serious head injuries while playing sports. Researchers have not reached an agreement on how the results of impact absorption tests relate to concussions. No conclusions about a reduction of risk or severity of concussive injury should be drawn from impact absorption tests. The Guardian Cap NXT is ONLY for NFL athletes and college linemen.