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Jameis Winston will use VR to prepare for his first season in the NFL

Billy Steele

Jameis Winston, the NFL's top draft pick, will have a number of tools at his disposal as he prepares for his first professional season. According to a report from Fox Sports, virtual reality is on that list. His team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, plans to purchase a VR system to use for quarterback development. Among other things, the tech allows simulations to be rewound and watched as many times as needed to understand how to perfect each play. This isn't the first time an NFL team dipped its toe in the VR waters. The Dallas Cowboys already implemented a system for QBs that gives them a 360-degree view of the line of scrimmage. Players can get extra practice reading defenses and making pre-snap calls to teammates. Virtual reality also offers backups who generally get less time at practice another opportunity to prep in case they're needed, and a number of college teams are using it, too. As for Winston and Tampa Bay, the team is meeting with vendors to find the right fit, and more importantly, tech that's ready to be put through its paces.

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