The purpose of the Quarterback Drop Back Drills is to teach and improve the footwork of the QB on drop back passes.
- QB takes his presnap stance
- shouts out a short cadence
- simulates the snap and takes a
- 3-step drop
- 5-step drop
- 7-step drops
- ending with a throwing motion without actually throwing the ball.
In teaching period each QB should do it alone, but when using this drill as a routine drill, all QBs can line up about 3 to 5 yards apart, with one QB giving the cadence and all QBs doing the drop.
(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