Trent Dilfer knows quality quarterbacks. He’s been one himself.
The former first-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played for five NFL teams over 13 seasons, including the Baltimore Ravens when they defeated the New York Giants 34-7 in Super Bowl XXXV.
He also spent a decade as an NFL analyst for ESPN and has worked with quarterbacks, most recently as coach of Elite 11 — “the nation’s premier quarterback competition.”
On SEC Country’s The Auburn Podcast on Wednesday, Dilfer offered his take on Auburn quarterbacks Jarrett Stidham and Sean White, who was MVP of the Elite 11 in 2013. He also talks about Auburn commit Joey Gatewood and Auburn target Justin Fields, a 5-star recruit.
- On Fields: “He shouldn’t just be a target of Auburn football, he should be a target of NFL franchises.”
- On Gatewood: “He’s a definitely a runner who throws, he’s not yet a passer who runs.”
- On White: “One of the most uniquely gifted passers we had. We knew he was a little undersized. He’s not the greatest athlete in the world. But what we were looking for he did better than anyone else.”
- On Stidham: “He’s one we felt had an NFL-type ceiling.”