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quarterback

US and Canadian
a player in American or Canadian football, positioned usually behind the centre, who directs attacking play
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Usually the quarterback's dominant arm will determine this.
In terms of the quarterback's reads and progressions, he'll think shortest throw, softest coverage.
Jackson called plays for McCarron during the quarterback's only bit of extended action, which amounted to four starts late in the 2015 season.
Talkin' football: One way to mess with a freshman quarterback's head is to blitz a linebacker, which to the quarterback opens up a passing lane where the linebacker originally aligned.
On QB trap, the quarterback's reads are the same as the running back's.
It'd be similar to what the San Francisco 49ers did with Jimmy Garoppolo, front-loading the quarterback's five-year, $137.5 million deal with $42.6 million in 2018 and reportedly $74 million in total guaranteed money.
"He knows the routes because he's seen them from the quarterback's perspective.
The point to remember is that the line quarterback's call always determines the blocking pattern.
With Luck sidelined in the early part of the season, the Colts didn't reveal much about the quarterback's progress.
Once they have dropped to the proper width and depth we want them to square up and read the quarterback's eyes.
UO coach Mike Bellotti said that while officials are supposed to be making an emphasis on watching out for late hits on unprotected players this season, `in our scheme, our quarterback is a viable ball carrier' and not every defender will hold up, even if the football is out of the quarterback's hands.
(http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/matt-ryans-near-perfect-postseason-cemented-place-elite-nfl-quarterback-012217) Fox Sports wrote that his "near-perfect postseason has cemented his place as an elite NFL quarterback." Referencing the quarterback's nickname, (http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/matt-ryan-falcons-offense-nfc-championship-mvp-super-bowl-51-quarterback/1t7jrsakdrfxzmlaq92p1eh3) Sporting News wrote  "Move over Matty Ice.