The next generation of NFL players always draws inspiration from those who came before them.
Those legends are their childhood heroes which motivated them to work harder and improve their game every day.
It’s no wonder that the young ones are thrilled to finally meet their idols.
Aside from playing in the league, getting to meet the people that meant so much to them is a priceless blessing.
The relationship could develop into a lasting bond if the novice constantly asks the veteran for advice.
On the flip side, the older guys see it as a responsibility to guide the younger players to become the best they can be.
That said, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner expressed his desire to mentor up-and-coming play-callers.
I will never understand the “I’m not here to mentor the next guy” mentality… so for all you young QBs that need a mentor, DM me & Ill be that guy, happy to help in any way I can!
— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) May 3, 2022
He tweeted, “I will never understand the ‘I’m not here to mentor the next guy’ mentality… so for all you young QBs that need a mentor, DM me & Ill be that guy, happy to help in any way I can!”
Warner made this post as a slight to Ryan Tannehill’s remarks about mentoring Malik Willis not being his job.
Willis was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
In contrast, Warner is gracious of his time because he also got help when he needed it.
An Extraordinary Story
The two-time NFL Most Valuable Player knew how it felt to bag groceries for a living.
From there, he had an opportunity to start for the then-St. Louis Rams when Trent Green suffered an injury.
Head coach Dick Vermeil and the squad rallied behind him, resulting to a Super Bowl XXXIV victory.
Therefore, young quarterbacks should take his offer because he can impart much wisdom about football and life.