Drones are clearly a useful gizmo for a lot of industries — and it appears as if the business of being a professional quarterback may need some use for drones too.
That was showcased within the NFL’s Professional Bowl Expertise Showdown which aired over the previous weekend. The Precision Passing occasion integrated, sure, a drone.
In the course of the Precision Passing occasion, every of the convention’s three quarterbacks battled it out in a one-minute accuracy competitors, trying to build up factors by hitting as many targets as doable. The quarterback with the very best particular person rating amongst all individuals was the winner, incomes three factors for his convention. There have been a complete of 10 targets, some static and others transferring (and every price a distinct quantity, starting from one to 5 factors).
One of many hardest targets was one hanging off of a drone that flew backwards and forwards on one aspect of the sphere.
You possibly can try a 10-minute clip of the entire NFL Professional Bowl Expertise Showdown Precision Passing occasion right here, and for those who begin at across the 6:10 mark, you’ll be able to even see the drone-touting goal get hit. And no, the drone doesn’t come tumbling down.
Watch the inventive methods a quarterback makes use of a drone by way of the NFL Professional Bowl Expertise Showdown right here (relying in your area, you will have to click on out to the YouTube hyperlink to observe this video, because the NFL has sure sharing rights):
It’s all form of comical, and reveals that the inventive use circumstances for drones are fairly limitless — even for those who’re a professional NFL quarterback. A contraption to construct a transferring goal could possibly be sophisticated and costly, however contemplating you will get a strong DJI drone for lower than $400 (thanks, new DJI Mavic 2 SE!), a transferring goal doesn’t should be.
This isn’t really the primary time that drones have been used within the NFL’s Professional Bowl Expertise Showdown. In 2017, the NFL added an exercise referred to as the WR Drone Drop, the place a drone flies excessive into the air and drops a soccer for a receiver to catch.
Talking of the NFL, don’t neglect that this weekend is Tremendous Bowl Sunday. It’s set for Sunday, February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. And as is the case yearly, the realm is a “No Drone Zone” for a lot of the weekend. The Short-term Flight Restriction (TFR) across the space is fairly large, so principally don’t plan on flying a drone round Phoenix this coming weekend.