Drones are clearly a great tool for a lot of industries — and it appears as if the business of being a professional quarterback might need some use for drones too.
That was showcased within the NFL’s Professional Bowl Abilities Showdown which aired over the previous weekend. The Precision Passing occasion included, sure, a drone.
Throughout 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 potential. The quarterback with the best particular person rating amongst all contributors 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 forwards and backwards on one facet of the sphere.
You may take a look at a 10-minute clip of the entire NFL Professional Bowl Abilities Showdown Precision Passing occasion right here, and in the event you 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 artistic methods a quarterback makes use of a drone by way of the NFL Professional Bowl Abilities Showdown right here (relying in your area, you’ll have to click on out to the YouTube hyperlink to look at this video, because the NFL has sure sharing rights):
It’s all sort of comical, and reveals that the artistic use instances for drones are fairly limitless — even in the event you’re a professional NFL quarterback. A contraption to construct a transferring goal could possibly be difficult 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 need to be.
This isn’t truly the primary time that drones have been used within the NFL’s Professional Bowl Abilities Showdown. In 2017, the NFL added an exercise known 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 many of the weekend. The Momentary Flight Restriction (TFR) across the space is fairly extensive, so mainly don’t plan on flying a drone round Phoenix this coming weekend.