Grudens QB Camp back at Disney
Jon Gruden is back with hisQB Camp2014 from the Disney Sports complex.
ESPNsMondayNight Footballanalyst and Super Bowl-winning coach prepares a custom lesson plan for each prospect that highlights strengths and identifies areas of improvement for the quarterback to be successful at the NFL level.
The past four years, Gruden has mentored the likes of Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton and Super Bowl XLVIII champion Russell Wilson. Of the 29 quarterbacks (from 27 different schools) who have participated in the one-on-one film sessions, 14 were regular starters during the 2013 NFL season. (See attached infographic for statistics.)
In 2014,QB Campmoves to theESPN Wide World of Sports Complexat Walt Disney World Resort outside Orlando where a new studio replicates Grudens Tampa office affectionately dubbed the Fired Football Coaches Association (FFCA), which has been home toQB Campsince its inception. In addition, the 220-acre sports facilitys athletic fields will be used for quarterback workouts.
With theESPN Innovation Labpermanently based at the Wide World of Sports, state-of-the-art technical facilities will also allow someQB Campsegments to be edited on-site for same-day turnaround. In addition, uplink capabilities will make it possible for quarterbacks to participate in interviews on ESPN NFL shows, SportsCenterand other programs during their visits.
Since theMondayNight Footballseason ended, Jon has been grinding away, preparing lesson plans forQB Camp, saidJay Rothman, ESPNs Vice President of Production, who oversees the series. We have another talented and eager group of players set to visit this spring and we are particularly excited about enhancing our coverage with the tremendous facilities and support available to us at ESPNs Wide World of Sports.
Johnny Manziel, who spentThursdaywith Grudenis the first quarterback to visit forQB Camp. An excerpt of his film session will air tonight on the6 p.m. ETedition ofSportsCenter. Remaining players are scheduled to work with Gruden in March and April.
Grudens QB Campspecial on Manziel is scheduled to premiereThursday, March 27(7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), the same day the Aggies quarterback will participate in his individual Pro Day in College Station, Texas. MostQB Campspecials will air on Tuesdays, beginning in late April at9 p.m.on ESPN. Shows will also re-air on ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNEWS leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft. The entireQB Campprogram schedule will be released in March.
Nine of the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft are scheduled to participate inGrudens QB Camp, including 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, two-time BCS National Champion A.J. McCarron of Alabama, and Louisville standout Teddy Bridgewater.
|Blake Bortles||Central Florida|
|Jimmy Garoppolo||Eastern Illinois|
|Jordan Lynch||Northern Illinois|
|Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M|