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NFL Legend John Beck Passes His Knowledge On to Other Quarterbacks

John Beck loves being a quarterback.

The former NFL signal-caller for the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Football Team and Houston Texans left the field as a player in 2015. But he’s still integrally involved in the game as a coach.

After five years as a private coach to some of the top names in the game like Drew Brees and Matt Ryan, Beck decided to join the staff at San Clemente High School in southern California.

Over the past decade, the Orange County oceanside town has produced six FBS college football quarterbacks, including current Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Sam Darnold.

Beck served as San Clemente’s quarterbacks coach for the recently completed spring season, which ended with the Tritons winning a league championship and junior quarterback Lachlan van Rosmalen being named first team all-league.

The Australia-born Van Rosmalen is a great project for Beck, who believes that quarterbacks develop in many different ways.

Below, Beck talks with High School Football America’s Jeff Fisher about the evolution of the position. The 2007 second-round selection also talked about his private workouts with 2021 first-round picks Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, and Justin Fields prior to last month's NFL Draft.

Photo: AP/Wilfredo Lee