Quarterback Drop-Back Pass Drill
Quarterback drop-back passes, QB footwork, QB drop back pass
This football drill will focus on improving the footwork of the Quarterback on the drop-back passes.
- Line up your Quarterback behind the Center.
- Spread additional QB's about 3-5 yards apart from each other.
- Each QB will need a ball.
- The QB should take his pre-snap stance behind the Center.
- On the coaches snap count the Center should snap the ball to the QB who works on his footing and footwork by performing the 3-step drop, 5-step drop, or 7-step drop as designated by the coach.
- The QB should go through the throwing motion without actually throwing the ball.
- Allow the QB to release the throw to a specific target
Everything is explained for right-handed QBs, for left-handed QBs you have to exchange left and right.
- The first step has to be taken with his right foot and should be big and directly behind the left foot so that the drop is straight backwards.
- While taking his first step the QB turns by bringing his right hip, shoulder and elbow back to accelerate his separation from the LOS
- The last two steps have to be shorter, so that QB is in good body-control position and ready to throw on his last step.
- QB should take the ball up in front of his right armpit with his first step, holding it tight with both hands.
- During the drop the ball should stay put in front of his right armpit, while the elbows should hang/swing loose to improve balance
- QB should always look over his left shoulder downfield