2020’s Brenden Cyr is being compared to Alex Smith | Youth1

2020’s Brenden Cyr is being compared to Alex Smith

Brenden Cyr is one of the best players from the Orlando, FL area in the Class of 2020.


The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Cyr, who attends Dr. Phillips, is a dynamic quarterback.


Cyr has also played for West Orange and Rat Pak 7 on 7 during his outstanding career.


No matter the opponent, on each snap Cyr is determined to give it his all.


Cyr is going all out.


The motor is always at full throttle whenever Cyr steps between the lines.


“My mindset at my position is always calm and collected but at the same time when I'm on the field I have a different level of competitiveness,” Cyr said.


Cyr has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the gridiron. Cyr tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.


“The brotherhood year round is unlike any other sport I've played,” Cyr said. “I really enjoy bonding with my teammates and the support system I have in them.”


Cyr has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.


The main one is applying perspective to all situations.


“When life pushes you down, push back and be a leader in every aspect, never be a conformist,” Cyr said.


Cyr recalls his favorite football memory.


“Bonding with my team/family is what I cherish the most,” Cyr said. “Team chemistry is accredited to a lot of my success.”


Baylin Trujillo is in his first year coaching Cyr as his personal quarterback trainer.


Trujillo explains the best parts of Cyr’s game.


“I started him out by doing a 1 on 1 session but he is a quick learner so recently I have been putting him in group sessions to compete and further develop his fundamentals as a true pocket quarterback. Brenden is a dual-threat quarterback.  He is just going into his junior year next year and he transferred from West Orange to power house and state champion, Dr. Phillips. This spring is going to be huge for him as far as getting him on the recruiting trail and getting to learn the new system,” Trujillo said. “His strengths are his big arm, his 6-foot-4 frame, and mobility. Brenden is tall, can scan the field with ease, and can run. The style of offense Dr. Phillips run suits his ability but he will need to work on the skill and purpose of that system if he wants to be an elite quarterback.”


Cyr takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Cyr makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.


“I’m strictly by example,” Cyr said. “I’d never ask a brother to do something I wouldn't do myself. I tell my teammates to grind hard and trust in God at all times and everything will work itself out. Trust the process.”


Cyr is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.


“I've learned failure is guaranteed, so live, learn, and improve from it, don't make it a setback,” Cyr said. “Actions speak louder than words. Leave your action on the field.”


Trujillo recalls an example of Cyr’s capabilities.


“Watching his Hudl film, you can see all the potential for a college quarterback,” Trujillo said. “He had a great sophomore year, started the first couple of games but ended up in a quarterback competition half way through the season with a junior QB.”


In addition to making clutch plays, Cyr also has a high level of football IQ as well.


Cyr has excellent football awareness that puts him in position to thrive.


“Brenden has a great understanding of the position but I just started really diving into his training so I still have some things to work on, especially feet work and body control due to his big frame,” Trujillo said. “His football IQ needs some improvement like understanding concepts, breaking down coverages and understanding the purpose of route combinations but improvement will come with time.”


Cyr is on the grind to perfect and hone his craft in any way possible.


“Brenden is very athletic and even does AAU track,” Cyr said. “He has deceptive speed at 6-foot-4 but can move when breaking the pocked which is displayed on his film.”


Trujillo explains why he compares Cyr to this steady QB.


“I would say Alex Smith,” Trujillo said. “He has a great body frame, can throw the deep ball and if he has to, he can run when escaping the pocket.”


Meanwhile, Cyr patterns his style of play after this NFL MVP.


“Can Newton,” Cyr said. “I like the way he holds himself to a certain standard and I like to think I can relate my type of play to his.”


Cyr is constantly striving for greatness in everything that he does.


“On and off the field, in whatever I'm doing, I do it to glorify my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” Cyr said.


Before the pros, Cyr dreams of landing at a college that will stimulate his mind


“I’m open to all schools,” Cyr said. “It’s in God's hands where I go.”


Cyr lists math as his favorite subject in school.


“I'm big on investments in crypto and futures so I like to be able to calculate and predict charts,” Cyr said.


Trujillo outlines the next areas of improvement for Cyr.


“In my training with him currently, I'm focusing on his foot work within the pocket and paying close attention to his movement when sliding up and down and side to side,” Trujillo said. “Dual-threat QBs still have a pass first mentality so trying to focus on his movement with sliding will help him feel more confident in staying in the pocket instead of just taking off.”


Trujillo believes the sky is the limit as long as Cyr continues to stay hungry.  


“I believe with the work I have spent with him the past couple of months and more coming up, Brenden will have much success at his new high school and lead a great program in the right direction,” Trujillo said.




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