Johnny Manziel to be on Gruden’s QB Camp (Jordan Lynch too)



Johnny Manziel, the most high profile of all high profile quarterbacks will be on the ESPN series Jon Gruden’s QB Camp. The other top two prospects, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater will be joining him. As he a couple signal callers from the mid-majors in the Land of Lincoln.

Nine of the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft are scheduled to participate in Jon Gruden’s 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.


For Johnny Manziel, whenever you hear the phrase “quarterback camp,” you often think of his incident at the Manning camp last summer. I’m sure he doesn’t want to re-live that.

2014 Gruden’s QB Camp participants:
Quarterback School
Blake Bortles Central Florida
Tajh Boyd Clemson
Teddy Bridgewater Louisville
Derek Carr Fresno
Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois
Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois
A.J. McCarron Alabama
Johnny Manziel Texas A&M
Aaron Murray Georgia

ESPN’s Monday Night Football analyst 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.)

I’m guessing the Johnny Manziel episode will be the highest rated.


Paul M. Banks owns The Sports, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An MBA and Fulbright scholar, he’s also a frequent analyst on news talk radio; with regular segments on ESPN,NBCCBS and Fox. A former NBC Chicago and Washington Times writer, he’s also been featured on the History Channel. President Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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