A good number of current players also appear to be excellent coaching material. Here are my best candidates. Who would you add?
Drew Brees already is a coach in the huddle.
Drew Brees. Most star players, especially quarterbacks, are not good candidates for coaching. They have too many other opportunities. They don’t need the work. And in their post playing days they don’t have the drive it takes to be an effective coach. There have been exceptions, however. And Brees could be one of them, if he gets bit by the coaching bug. Brees has rare humility for an elite player. You could easily see him making the kind of personal sacrifices coaches have to make. He also is one of the premier leaders in the game. He has an understanding of the big picture. And he obviously understands complex offensive concepts.