The NFL is planning to charge $100 million for the first time for its analytics tool, but it will also pay the software company it’s using to develop the software, Digital Sport Analytics.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to announce the price in a conference call Thursday afternoon, but the details will be kept under wraps.
It’s not known how much the NFL will pay Digital Sport Analysts, but its estimated to be between $20 million and $25 million.
The software company will be able to charge the NFL the amount based on how many times each team has played a game and how much time has passed since that game.
Digital SportAnalysts’ software will also be able analyze how well teams have prepared for the upcoming season.
NFL teams that have not played a single game this season will have a digital scoreboard that will show how many points they scored and how many touchdowns they scored.
The NFL’s new analytics platform will include analytics tools for every team on the roster, which will be accessible from the league’s official site and in the digital scoreboard.
NFL fans who don’t have a team account can sign up to get an analytics account for $25.
The digital scoreboard will be used to track the performance of every team and will allow fans to see the overall health of their team.
The league is also working with technology company Google to make its analytics software available to all teams in the NFL, according to the league.
Goodell said the league will use the technology to help teams develop strategies to improve their overall game readiness, which could include improving how many defenders they bring in on the field.