The role of a professional quarterback is surely one of the most difficult ones in football and the NFL. And to shed some light on the lives of the quarterbacks, NFL Films has created ‘Quarterback‘. It’s an 8-episode docuseries that NFL Films has made in collaboration with Omaha Productions. And the docuseries covers three NFL quarterbacks throughout the 2022 season.
The stars in Quarterback include Kansas City Chiefs‘ Patrick Mahomes, Marcus Mariota of the Atlanta Falcons, and Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings. And the docuseries allows fans to get insights into the lives of those players both on and off-field. Moreover, it covers the quarterback’s intimate moments as well with their friends and families.
Quarterback highlights the pressure that the players go through. And it also depicts how they handle the victories, defeats, and stadium chants. Keith Cossrow, the executive director of the docuseries, talked about how it enables fans to have an inside look.
“To be able to track those contours of a season gives people insight into what these guys go through and how they handle such a high-pressure job,” he said in an interview.
All the three-star players in Quarterback are at a distinct point in their respective NFL careers. But the docuseries has bought all of them together. Marcus Mariota is struggling to deal with his starting role. While Patrick Mahomes is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Kirk Cousins, on the other hand, is yet to have a great playoff run.
What are the critics saying about the NFL docuseries “Quarterback” on Netflix?
As Quarterback is already streaming now on Netflix, many critics have started to give their opinions. And the good news for the docuseries is that it is receiving a lot of appreciation from fans and critics. Moreover, at present, it has got an IMDb rating of 9.4 which is impressive.
But different critics have come up with different reactions and reviews. Some of them are positive, some are negative, and some are mixed. For example, Decider published a review article on Quarterback, stating that it looks like “NFL propaganda”.
“The series’ smartest decision is not automatically going for three top stars… but it’s hard not to feel a little cold watching it. There’s no deep insights here, nothing unexpected–this is a highly-polished piece of NFL propaganda,” Decider stated.
On the other hand, CNN felt that only Mahomes’ bits are interesting to watch. And that he is “eclipsing” the other two in the docuseries.
“Patrick Mahomes easily providing the best and most entertaining company, eclipsing the mere mortals who flesh out the Netflix docuseries,” CNN wrote.
Richard Roeper, a well-known critic from Chicago Sun-Times also expressed his views of the docuseries saying:
“All three main subjects come across as decent, thoughtful, passionate family men on and off the field.”
All in all, Quarterback has managed to impress football fans with something interesting to watch. And as the docuseries gives insights into the lives of the three players, it has also allowed fans to connect with them on a more personal level.