Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer predicted the NFL's proposed rule to make knee and thigh pads mandatory by 2013 will be a costly one.
That's because players, he believes, will opt for uniform violation fines over wearing extra padding that is required at all other levels of football.
The NFL plans to introduce lightweight, built-in knee and thigh pads as a new player-safety initiative. Jammer himself said he would not wear leg padding because of the belief that it restricts movement and slows players down.
"There'll probably be a lot of fines in 2013," Jammer told the Times-Union. "A lot of guys won't wear them."
The rule must be collectively bargained with the players union.