Former New York Giants star defensive lineman Justin Tuck recently called Trent Brown’s Black Lives Matter facemask the “best one” he’s seen.
Las Vegas offensive tackle Trent Brown made his return to the Raiders’ lineup on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. In doing so, Brown made a statement in his return to the field that likely won’t be forgotten any time soon. The 27-year-old took the field wearing a custom “Black Lives Matter” facemask. He is the first player in the league to do so.
The design of Brown’s mask is the same one used in popular Black Lives Matter imagery — a raised fist. However, since the facemask is not legal to use during the game, Brown had to swap it out with a standard facemask by the time the game kicked off.
Evidently, the legendary Giants defensive lineman thinks Brown’s mask is one of the all-time greats. Took wrote in a comment on Instagram that he thinks this one might even overtake his for the best ever facemask.
“I think I got the hardest face mask ever in the NFL until this,” Tuck wrote on Instagram. “This is the best one I’ve seen.”
During Tuck’s tenure with the Giants, he brought smiles to the faces of many fans with his dominant pass-rush abilities. He is without a doubt considered one of the best Giants defensive players of all-time and some even have him as an all-time top-five Giants defensive linemen.
Trent Brown Activated Off the Reserve/COVID-19 List
Prior to Sunday’s game, Brown had only been able to play in two games this season. He was recently activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday.
Brown signed a four-year, $66 million deal with the team in 2019. However, the 27-year-old has dealt with a myriad of issues since then. He was forced to sit out for weeks on the reserve/COVID list after testing positive for the coronavirus.
He also has missed time due to a calf injury and IV mishap, which resulted in a hospitalization. That occurred before Las Vegas’ game against the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 1 after Brown was given a pregame IV and it resulted in an air embolism. In a mistake that could have been fatal, Sunday marked his first game back since the incident.
In Brown’s absence, the Raiders have basically had a revolving door at right tackle. They have started multiple players there this year including Sam Young, Denzelle Good, and Brandon Parker. There’s no doubt they are happy to have a healthy Trent Brown back in the lineup.