Mississippi State QB Will Rogers Talks Manning Passing Academy, What It’s Like To Be An Air Raid Quarterback
Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers recently attended the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodeaux, Louisiana, which included many of the nation’s best and fastest passers.
Along with continuing to work on himself as a general setter, Rogers said he also enjoyed the opportunity to meet and build relationships with other quarterbacks from across the country.
One of the conversations Rogers said was over dinner Friday night, there was an Air Raid quarterback and what that entailed.
“We were actually talking about that… how different the Air Raid offense is in quotes,” Rogers said.
“The Air Raid attack has taken a big step forward. It’s definitely in the NFL and a lot more people are doing Air Raid concepts. act to talk about the next level, but i think if you can throw the ball in the drop eight [coverage] and windows so small you’ll be able to do it at any level, so that’s my take.”
One of the things that’s different about the Air Raid Attack is that it doesn’t put much emphasis on footwork – it’s more about instinct and triggering time on the roads.
Heading into the upcoming season, Rogers has been working in the offseason to improve his footwork — which differs in some ways from quarterbacks in other schemes — and is also taking time to refine other parts of his game. .
Part of that was working with David Morris of Quarterback Country in Mobile, Alabama.
“I went to Mobile at the end of May to work with David Morris, just working on my fundamentals, just trying to get more speed on my ball and things like that,” Rogers said.
“I’m working on being more consistent with my footwork. Obviously we do things differently on offense, so my footwork isn’t always geared up like some of these other guys. But I think if the ball goes out well and goes out in time, everything will be fine.”
The work Rogers has done overall has paid off as he enters his junior season as arguably one of the best quarterbacks in the SEC after breaking school and conference records in 2021 .
His focus isn’t on that, though, but rather to give the Bulldogs the best chance possible to win every game on the toughest schedule in the nation in 2022.
“I’ve definitely taken action over the past two years, but obviously there are guys who think they’re better than me right now. I’m not really getting into that conversation – I think if I can put the team in a position to win on Saturday, so I did my job.