Amazon Web Services will provide its cloud computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities to the Seattle Seahawks as part of a partnership announced Monday.
The Seahawks will also use AWS analytics to make faster and better decisions regarding on-field performances. The team will leverage Next Gen Stats player-tracking data as well as its own custom player and club data system to develop custom analytics and statistics for measuring player performance. The NFL formed its partnership with Amazon in 2017.
Seattle’s internal IT systems previously ran on Microsoft Azure but will now operate on AWS as part of a five-year contract with Amazon, according to The Seattle Times. Amazon’s partnership with the NFL has led to the proliferation of Catch Probability, which measures the degree of difficulty of a catch through capturing factors such as a quarterback’s time to throw and the separation between a receiver and defensive back as the receiver tries to catch the ball.
“We strive to be a consistent championship-caliber team on and off the field, which includes equipping our football operations with the best tools possible to win,” Seattle Seahawks president Chuck Arnold said in a press release. “We are thrilled to collaborate with AWS and their unmatched analytics services to leverage the power of data and make an instant impact on our team.”