quarterback


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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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"We are in a quarterback battle right now," Osei said.
Mayfield joins former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning (Nationwide) and current Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers (State Farm) on the field of insurance advertising.
"Derek Carr is a franchise quarterback. I do believe that," Mayock (https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2019-nfl-draft-raiders-to-hold-private-workouts-for-quarterbacks-kyler-murray-dwayne-haskins/) told reporters at the NFL's Annual League Meeting a few weeks ago.
"In all the years I've been coaching, I don't know if I've seen a quarterback this good," Jim Leavitt, Oregon's defensive coordinator, said Wednesday.
Of course, Tebow, who was a backup quarterback with the Denver Broncos in 2012, unleashed "Tebowmania" with clutch plays after another.
So now the Bills are frantically searching for a coach to come into town and deal with the mess that has been created, a losing franchise with no quarterback, not much in the way of draft choices, and new ownership that seems lost about what to do to make the team competitive for the long suffering Buffalo fans.
The quarterback may audible away from the original play to a run or a pass.
In 2013, O'Brien began his work with freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg.
At running back, wide receiver or tight end, a school will play several during the course of a game, unlike quarterback.
It is crucial that defenders know how to react when the quarterback is flushed.
Elsewhere in the league, Houston quarterback Matt Schaub could miss up to a month with a knee injury, while Cleveland have announced that Brady Quinn will replace Derek Anderson at quarterback for tomorrow night's game against Denver.