When it comes to training quarterbacks, a top coach remains a student

Posted On March 10, 2024

David Morris has trained a lot of quarterbacks. His company, QB Country, has trained four first-round NFL draft picks since he started it in 2009. Two more, Drake Maye and Bo Nix, could be first-round picks in this year’s draft.

But Morris, our guest in the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” still believes that he has more to learn.

“I’m more of a student now than I’ve ever been,” said Morris, a former collegiate quarterback at Ole Miss. “You can’t fake this stuff when you’re talking about guys that are going to be top 10 picks. Year-round, I’m always trying to get better.”

That kind of attitude has helped Morris build QB Country from a small business working with middle school and high school quarterbacks in Mobile to a wide-ranging enterprise featuring franchises in multiple cities around the country.

But Morris says the model hasn’t changed – they work with middle school and high school quarterbacks, developing relationships and building trust. And when those young players sign college scholarships – 221 have signed in the last six recruiting classes – they continue training with QB Country in the offseason.

When they become NFL draft prospects, like Maye and Nix, they already have a relationship with QB Country to continue their draft prep there.

In the last couple years, Morris and QB Country have added a new enterprise aiming to help college football prospects and their parents navigate the new landscape of Name, Image and Likeness opportunities. He’s partnered with a marketing professional to create QB Reps, which helps advise players and their parents on NIL endorsement possibilities.

“We had to think about the future,” Morris said. “These families don’t know where to turn, and we do.”

He’s still a quarterback coach at heart, but QB Reps provides a valuable service and will help his business continue to grow in new ways.

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