According to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin, Minnesota Vikings quarterback and former University of Houston gunslinger Case Keenum, has transformed the learning curve by using Virtual Reality to learn the Vikings’ offense.
Keenum, who has played on three NFL teams in just five years, took over 2,600 reps via VR, which helped him mentally run all of the Vikings plays off the field.
Like many other teams in the NFL and in college football, the Vikings use VR technology patented by STRIVR.
“A lot of guys who are starters don’t think they need it anymore because they’re getting reps on the field,” said STRIVR CEO Derek Belch. “[Keenum] said, ‘No, I think this is something that would be even more valuable as a starter as a supplemental preparation tool.’”
According to Belch, the STRIVR technology has also received high praise from veteran quarterbacks who have used the VR system.
“Carson Palmer, Tony Romo, guys [STRIVR has worked with] in veteran systems, they were like, ‘Man, I wish I had this when I was a rookie because it took me three years to get comfortable in the offense,'” said Belch.
Keenum has been lights out in 2017 and this weekend he has the chance to add to his impressive season with a home playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.
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