Quarterback: Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League

Quarterback: Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League Review

A major new book from #1 New York Times bestseller and sports-writing legend John Feinstein, QUARTERBACK dives deep into the most coveted and hallowed position in the NFL - exploring the stories of five top quarterbacks and taking readers inside their unique experiences of playing the position and holding the keys to their multi-billion-dollar teams.

In the mighty National Football League, one player becomes the face of a franchise, one player receives all the accolades and all the blame, and one player's hand will guide the rise or fall of an entire team's season - and the dreams of millions of fans. There are thirty-two starting quarterbacks in the NFL on any given Sunday, and their lives are built around pressure, stardom, and incredible talent. Legendary bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein, in his most insightful book yet, shows readers what it's really like to play the glory position and to live that life - mapping out a journey that runs from college stardom to the NFL draft to taking command of the huddle and marching a team down the field with a nation of fans cheering.

Feinstein builds his profile around five NFL starting quarterbacks - Alex Smith, Andrew Luck, Joe Flacco, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Doug Williams. With incredible inside access, we get the full quarterback experience...being drafted #1 overall, pushing through grueling injuries, winning Super Bowls, being named a starter on multiple teams, being the first African American QB to lead a franchise to a title. Feinstein shows us exactly what it's like in the locker room, huddle, heat of battle, and press conferences, through spectacular moments and embarrassing defeats. He explores the controversies of a league embroiled in questions of substance abuse and racism, TV revenue, corporate greed, and the value placed on player health. And in the end, Feinstein addresses the ways in which each quarterback - some just a year out of college -- is handed the keys to a franchise worth billions of dollars, and how each team's fortunes ride directly on the shoulders of its QB. This is Feinstein's most fascinating behind-the-scenes book.

Title:Quarterback: Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League

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  • Jenny

    I grew up in a house that loves football. Some of my favorite fall memories growing up were watching the Baltimore Colts on Sundays with my family. I wasn't lucky enough to see the great Johnny Unitas...

  • Carol

    I've been watching NFL football since I was 5 years old. I've been reading John Feinstein in the WashingtonPost and listening to his interviews on NPR since I was 20 or so. So ... in the interest of f...

  • Lance

    No position or player in any sport is considered as responsible for his team’s success or failure as the quarterback for a National Football League (NFL) team. His every move and every action taken ...

  • Don Gorman

    (1 1/2). I used to be entranced by John "Junior" Feinstein's books. I feel that he has dropped off the map and this book certainly helps me understand why. There is a little bit of interesting back st...

  • Brett

    This book had some interesting information about the lives of NFL QBs and how hard a job it is. As an Eagles fan it was also fun to relive their run a little bit. I gave it there stars because primari...

  • Sharman Bingham

    This is a must-read for any fan of football that wants an in-depth look at the most important position on an NFL team. For my money, there is no better sports journalist than John Feinstein. If you ca...

  • Dan Cotter

    I very much enjoyed this book that takes a look at the QB position but also the NFL. ...

  • John Detrick

    ExcellentI have read every book John Feinstein has written . Feinstein has a knack for picking very interesting topics for his books. Feinstein takes a deep dive into the lives of NFL quarterbacks. Wh...

  • Allen Adams

    https://www.themaineedge.com/sports/d...The NFL is America’s sport. Football is as close to monocultural as it gets these days; even in a world with nigh-unlimited options available for our entertai...

  • Chris Jaffe

    This book is a disaster of organization. Here's what the book's organization feels like: Imagine if you will an author writes down a bunch of ideas of things he wants to cover in a book. He takes a bu...