The NFL has collected tracking data since 2014 but initially retained it for internal use.
Gettleman, in his first year after returning to the Giants following a four-year stint as Carolina Panthers GM, downplayed the videotape that added another layer to a series of off-the-field episodes involving Beckham that have prompted headlines.
The kid works his fanny off, Gettleman stressed. His rehab is going terrific. He sends us pictures and video. He’ll send us a video of him running. He’s an excellent worker.
Gettleman wouldn’t address any questions regarding the need to negotiate a new contract for Beckham, who is undoubtedly looking to top the $17 million-per-year average that Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown commands as the NFL’s highest-paid receiver.
And of course, concerning the possibility of a trade, the GM joked about being unable to guarantee that he won’t have a heart attack when it comes to predicting the future.
According to a competition committee report distributed at last week’s owners meetings, data from all games in 2016 and 2017 will be distributed to each team on or about April 16. Teams will then receive a weekly report when the 2018 season begins.
At the time, the competition committee was uncertain how it could be used and whether it would create a competitive imbalance based on the amount of resources various clubs applied to it.
The data included information such as speed of individual players, total yardage run by a ball carrier and the distance between receivers and defensive backs. It was occasionally used by the league’s broadcasters but did not gain much traction.
In 2016, each team began receiving reports on its own players in Cheap Jerseys China Paypal its own games, but nothing from opponents and nothing from other games. Teams found Cheap Jerseys Direct minimal value in that data set because there was no way to put it in context with the rest of the league.