By Bruce Feldman

ISBN-10: 0553418467

ISBN-13: 9780553418460

With extraordinary entry to Heisman Trophy-winning phenom Johnny Manziel, Bruce Feldman has written a modern day story in regards to the making of the subsequent superstars in football's most crucial place: the quarterback.

In the realm of contemporary soccer, with NFL groups worthy greater than a thousand million funds, no place defines a franchise just like the quarterback. The QB is the tale of a yr within the making of these megastar avid gamers, and of the main major yr in QB improvement in sport's history... with the meteoric upward thrust of varied quarterback experts eventually coming to mild. George Whitfield, profiled within the New Yorker and referred to as the "Quarterback Whisperer," will get a typical spot on ESPN's collage GameDay, Trent Dilfer, former great Bowl quarterback, starts off his personal qb enterprise, Steve Clarkson, one other qb maker, will get profiled on 60 mins, between many others. it's also the yr 5'10" Russell Wilson wins the great Bowl and for the 1st time in over 60 years a sub-6-foot QB, Johnny Manziel, will get drafted within the first around, forcing NFL strength agents to reconsider how they give the impression of being on the position--and the sport.
To inform the tale of all that is going directly to create the precise quarterback, bestselling writer Bruce Feldman won particular entry to "Johnny Football" (that's Johnny Manziel), George Whitfield and plenty of different avid gamers in what has develop into a really expert and high-stakes enterprise. some time past decade the growth of the non-public quarterback-coach enterprise, with its pageant-world-for-boys vibe, has replaced the placement and the sport. The QB tells the tale of the interlocking paths of the main attention-grabbing characters all in favour of this secretive global, interpreting how complicated research has taken root in soccer. Manziel's portrait is the main intimate examine him but, detailing all his abilities and antics. His guru is a guy who has end up recognized for making QBs--George Whitfield, exceptional within the enterprise. after which there's Trent Dilfer, the quarterback who by no means may possibly get to the famous person point, regardless of successful the great Bowl. he's the Salieri to Manziel's Mozart. there's the computer/brain research corporation attempting to quantify how playmakers imagine, the biomechanics specialist who kept Drew Brees's occupation, and plenty of extra attention-grabbing behind-the-scenes appears to be like into this international. by no means prior to has the sport so depended on the advance of the quarterback. within the QB, the tales of those males illustrate how excessive the stakes of the quarterback's video game particularly are, taking readers on a compelling trip into the guts of America's loved video game.

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