It was just a matter of time before iPads went from helping out college marching bands to the NFL sidelines.
Microsoft has created a "Sideline Viewing System" that will allow NFL teams to see instant replays from the sidelines, which could prove to be a major coaching advantage. Players and coaches will also be able to draw on photos, which will be featured on Surface Pro 2 tablets.
NFL players and coaches won't be forced to use the technology, however, and the option is available to all 32 teams.
This isn't the only new technology making its way onto football fields this fall. Click here to see which NFL team will be the first to debut Google Glass on the field.