Walking across his former high school field one day last month before the Sea-hawks assembled for training camp, Mirer tried to put his finger on how a pro quarterback is created. "I never made sports bigger than life," he said. "I just played and enjoyed them. My whole approach to sports was based on the love of sports and common sense. If I was playing pickup basketball, I'd figure out my opponent's weakness and go for it. But I don't think there's any one way quarterbacks are made."
Which is why they're so hard to find.