NFL Players Will Wear Sensors To Track Advanced Statistics

(Photo credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles
Upcoming Games

Buy Eagles Tickets Full Schedule
Eagles Central
Shop for Eagles Gear
NFL Scoreboard
NFL Standings
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As if we didn’t have enough NFL analysis and statistics with instant replay, NFL Redzone, fantasy football, NFL Game Rewind, ridiculously long pre-game shows, and on and on, there’s more. The NFL is beginning their process in changing the way fans and teams monitor players.

As first reported by USA Today, the NFL has partnered with Zebra Technologies, and now every player to wear two small sensors in his shoulder pads this season. The sensors RFID sensors will track advanced stats like speed, acceleration, and separation.

This is the first “live” phase of a project. NFL teams will not have access to the in-game information this season, as the league will monitor the data during the first phase.

The NFL hopes to enhance the in-stadium experience using this technology as well, in the future.

Full story with photos here. 


You may also be interested in these Sports stories:


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 35,093 other followers