The Denver Broncos have had a busy off season as they added the biggest free agent ever in four time NFL MVP Peyton Manning. Their off season acquisitions aren’t done yet, as they’ve decided to add the iPad to their roster. According to the Denver Post, the Broncos have bought 120 64GB Verizon 4G LTE iPads for their players, coaches, scouts, and other personnel. The iPad will be used instead of the traditional 500 page weekly playbook, and the Broncos are now the third team to adopt iPads, following the Tampa Bay Bucs and Baltimore Ravens.
The iPad allows for a lot of features that a paper playbook can’t provide, including automatic weekly updates, the week’s game plan, scouting reports, video clips and more. It’s such a great idea, especially since you can see the routes crystal clear on the new iPad’s retina display. The video aspect can’t be emphasized enough as the players can see the in-game footage with the scouting report and playback all together on the same device. Also, the iPad can be wiped remotely if it’s lost or stolen so that the playbook doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
The playbook itself is going to an be app specifically designed for the broncos by PlayerLync. It’s always interesting to think how something you use can be helpful to a profession, and one that many people care so passionately about.