The purpose of the Quarterback Drop Back Square Drill is
- To improve the footwork of the QB on dropback passes.
- and is especially working on consitency in drop back depth
- mark a square with towels or flat pylons, the sides being the ideal drop-depth of the quarterback for either (depending on what drop you want him to work on).
- 3-step drop
- 5-step drop
- 7-step drop
- right-handed quarterbacks start at a pylon facing in such a way that one pylon is to the left and one exaclty behind them. Left-handed start with one pylon being to their right.
- After simulating the snap he takes his 3-, 5- or 7-step drop ending in a ready-to-throw position exactly over the pylon that was behind him.
- From there he just gets into his pre-snap stance and repeats.
- After four drops he should end up exactly over the first pylon again.
- Look for correct technique as described in the dropback drill
- Marking the exact size of the square isn’t that important, it mainly helps to ensure that the drops are in an 90°-angle to each other,
- more important is that the quarterback ends up exactly on the starting position, because that only happens when all of his drops are of the same depth.
- 4 Pylons (or towels) per Quarterback