As one of the NFL’s forward thinkers, the Packers are always looking for an extra edge on the field. Their latest complicated toy, the “Seeker,” is an excellent example of the innovations happening in and around Lombardi Avenue.
According to Forbes, the Seeker was first developed by Monarc Sports as a way for receivers to polish their skills without their teammates during the early parts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been described by some as a “JUGS machine on steroids” in what is essentially a robotic quarterback that can be programmed to a tee. We’re talking velocity, trajectory, velocity, pace … did I say velocity?
Simulated punts and kickoffs can reach up to 75 miles per hour, and the machine can pump out 500 throws per hour. Holy cow.
And now, the Packers will be the first NFL team to start using the Seeker in practices:
The Packers are the first NFL team to try out the “Seeker” from @MonarcSport
It’s like a JUGS machine on steroids. pic.twitter.com/KxPXz1rdFM
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 15, 2022
There’s no word on when precisely the Packers will start using the Seeker in practice. But if this incredible machine is what the future holds for pro football, I can’t wait to see what technology brings next in terms of innovation.