NFL training camps are starting at the end of the month, which means you better get ready to hear the names Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, and Andrew Luck over and over again for the next few months. Is that a bad thing, you might be asking? Definitely not, and especially not in this case. Those five all-world quarterbacks are headlining this year’s Nike Field Generals Collection and the new training shoe, the Nike Zoom Field General.
No position in the NFL, and perhaps no position in any other sport, works the way the quarterback does. He’s a conductor. He controls everything. Pre-snap reads. Audibles. Hot routes. Blitz pickups. You know how the point guard is often called his team’s “quarterback?” Well not even the point guard has the responsibility that the QB does. It’s a doubled-edged sword. The ones who can handle it become legends. John Elway‘s legacy began in the 1987 AFC Championship Game when he led Denver on a 98-yard, game-tying drive — on a five-yard touchdown pass from Elway to Mark Jackson — to force overtime against Cleveland. Joe Montana was literally known as “The Comeback Kid,” going undefeated in Super Bowls and driving Bill Walsh and the 49ers’ offense to previously unreachable heights. Even today, Tom Brady has enough clutch Super Bowl moments that opposing fans can’t hide their fear of him. Then there’s Peyton Manning, who will always be remembered for his mastery of opposing defenses, his pre-snap adjustments, and of course “Omaha.” No coach knows more about him team than Peyton.
Now there are a few new sheriffs in town. There’s Drew Brees, who not only has New Orleans among the top offenses every single year, but some label him the NFL’s most clutch passer. There’s Aaron Rodgers, the new Brett Favre. He redefined the “come back from injury” cliche last season when his leadership propelled Green Bay to sneak into the playoffs. There’s Russell Wilson, applauded every week for his cool, calm, collected approach. He won a Super Bowl in just his second season. There’s Colin Kaepernick, who came off the bench to immediately command a Super Bowl team and in six playoff games, he’s averaged over 313 total yards from the line of scrimmage. Finally, there’s Andrew Luck, who spearheaded the second-greatest comeback in playoff history last year against Kansas City.
They’re all headliners of the new Field General, specifically crafted to help quarterbacks look and feel their best on any surface so they can concentrate on the things that matter: winning and leading.
The Field General shoe sports lightweight molded support for cuts, along with a full-length mid-cut inner sleeve for stabilization, aggressive traction on the outsole, Nike Zoom in the heel and forefoot, Flywire, and a plastic outsole “shank” for stabilization.
This football season, wear what the best quarterbacks train in. Head to Champs Sports now for your pair.
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