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Spencer Rattler Gives Wise Advice to His 17-Year-Old Self

The former five-star recruit and current NFL Draft hopeful knows exactly what he'd say to the teenage version of himself.

Football fans have had a front-row seat to Spencer Rattler's quarterback journey since his teenage years.

From a Netflix documentary, to being a five-star high school recruit, to being benched at Oklahoma in favor of Caleb Williams, to transferring to South Carolina, Rattler's road winding gridiron road is making another highly publicized stop in Mobile, Alabama this week at the Senior Bowl.

After arriving in Mobile for this week's all-star showcase in advance of the 2024 NFL Draft, Rattler was asked by NFL Network what advice he would give to his 17-year-old self, and the former five-star recruit didn't hesitate:

Confidence can be a double-edged sword for top-level athletes, especially for young quarterbacks who are crowned "the next big thing" at an early age. The adversity that Rattler has faced since those Netflix days have clearly given him a more mature perspective, and a measure of humility as he prepares to make the jump to the next level this time around.