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Publisher's Summary

In the world of modern football, with NFL teams worth more than a billion dollars, no position defines a franchise like the quarterback. The QB is the story of a year in the making of those star players, and of the most significant year in QB development in sport's history - with the meteoric rise of various quarterback gurus finally coming to light. It is also the year 5'10" Russell Wilson wins the Super Bowl and for the first time in over 60 years a sub-6-foot QB, Johnny Manziel, gets drafted in the first round, forcing NFL power brokers to re-examine how they look at the position - and the game.
To tell the story of all that goes on to create the perfect quarterback, best-selling author Bruce Feldman gained unique access to "Johnny Football" (that's Johnny Manziel), George Whitfield, and many other players in what has become a specialized and high-stakes business. In the past decade the boom of the private quarterback-coach business, with its pageant-world-for-boys vibe, has changed the position and the game.
The QB tells the story of the interlocking paths of the most fascinating characters involved in this secretive world, examining how advanced analysis has taken root in football. Manziel's portrait is the most intimate look at him yet, detailing all his talents and antics. In The QB, the stories of these men illustrate how high the stakes of the quarterback's game really are, taking readers on a compelling journey into the heart of America's beloved game.
©2014 Bruce Feldman (P)2014 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Bruce Feldman has an uncanny ability to show in rich detail the guts of the real world of football." (Joe Tessitore, ESPN play-by-play commentator)
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5 out of 5 stars
By R. Koehler on 02-25-15

Interesting and entertaining

As a Browns fan I was interested in learning more about Manziel. I listened to this audio book and learned a lot about how quarterbacks are made, promoted and picked. My only complaint is that the narrator should have learned how to pronounce Pettine and Massillon.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Wing Yan on 07-18-15

Very insightful

Where does The QB rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among my top 25 of favorite audiobook.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Trent Dilfer, because the way the book presented about him changed my original view of Trent

Which scene was your favorite?

Johnny Manziel smashing his phone

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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