The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks, now available on Amazon.com, is Bruce Feldman's latest book, and it's a ride. From the carefree Southern California scene of the '80s to the muggy practice fields of the Southeast to the sterile board rooms of ESPN, it chronicles the rise of the private QB coaching industry and, by extension, the evolution of the college quarterback. Feldman has access like almost no one else to all aspects of this world, or as they call it, "the Quarterback Space."
One of the biggest figures to come out of this space is Johnny Manziel. Through the unique lens of family accounts, conversations with his private coach George Whitfield (known as "The Quarterback Whisperer") and the level of detail only Bruce Feldman can provide, we are given a glimpse of Johnny that we haven't seen before: not Johnny Football, not Johnny getting crazy media attention, but a kid who really, really, really only ever wanted to be one thing: a quarterback.
Bruce Feldman was gracious enough to answer a few questions: