Former Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer has been mentoring Collin Klein, Heisman Trophy finalist and NFL draft hopeful, Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post reports.
"This is awesome," said Klein, a Loveland native who just finished his career as a Kansas State quarterback. "I saw him play a lot, just an amazing player who did so much for his team. I'm soaking up all he has. He's been a great teacher for me."
"After taking the time off, the years off, reflecting back on what I was doing, I've had many opportunities to do a lot of different things," Plummer said. "But it's funny how it came to be Collin I'm working with right now.
"I was watching him his junior year, and I was thinking: 'Man, this kid just has it. He can run, he's got great feet, he can throw the ball all around the field.' I just thought he was one of the top prospects at quarterback I had seen. Then this year he has a great year, scrambling, making plays. ... You can't coach that. And it just came together. It's funny that it turned out to be him, and that I was just ready to do something like this."
"Sure, I was a little anxious at first, just because I didn't know what to expect," Klein said. "I knew of (Plummer) as a player, but I just wanted to make sure we maximized our time together, getting ready. But after the first week, I knew it was right. I knew we would make great progress and he was going to help me, and he has helped me every time we've worked together."
"I just want Collin to have success. I want him to feel good about what he can do, where he can go," Plummer said. "He's such a good kid. I'm having fun working with him. And he makes all the throws, and he can do some things other guys can't. Hey, what's not to like there?"
Source: The Redzone