Yesterday, Sean White was named Auburn’s starting quarterback after Jeremy Johnson struggled in three starts. Today, his private quarterbacks coach is comparing him to one of the greatest quarterbacks ever. White works with Ken Mastrole, who has also trained guys like Teddy Bridgewater, Tajh Boyd, and E.J. Manuel, and he tells 247Sports that White is special when it comes to the mental part of the game.
Excited for Sean White to have this opportunity to be Auburn’s starting QB https://t.co/jVHuxdm8ms
— Ken Mastrole (@MastrolePassing) September 22, 2015
But Mastrole said it is not White’s physical gifts that are his greatest asset as looks ahead to his first career start, which will come Saturday against Mississippi State in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Instead, it’s mental. The “Brady factor,” Mastroled dubbed it, after New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who White has tried to model his game after in every respect.
That is not the only future hall of famer that White has drawn comparisons to. The Elite 11’s Trent Dilfer says that white reminds him of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, as well as one of White’s fellow SEC starters.
Former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer said Tuesday he believes White should have been at the top of the depth chart far sooner. Dilfer worked with White at the Elite 11 quarterback camp and said White reminded him of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees – but with an even stronger arm.
“I always thought he would be the guy,” Dilfer said in an interview on ESPN Radio. “I was shocked Jeremy Johnson was. He’s a lot like Kyle Allen at Texas A&M. I think.”
It is probably unfair to heap those kinds of expectations onto White, who is yet to throw a pass for the Tigers, but we can understand if Auburn fans get a bit excited about their new signal caller.