Quarterback Drop and QB Read Progression Drill


The purpose of this Drop and QB Read Progression Drill is to teach and improve the footwork of the QB during drop back and going through the progression.


  • QB executes drop for play called
  • Coach calls out # in progression
  • QB turns to throw and sets feet for each target in progression.

Coaching Points

  • Emphasize quick movements – Getting hips and feet aligned with target. Two hands on the ball until throw.
  • Angle of initial “set”
  • Comfortable in pocket.


  • Ball(s)

Coach Fred P. Mariani took the head coaching job at Iona College as the first full time head coach in the 33-year history of the Iona College Gaels football program (NCAA I-AA) in 1998. – After the 2008 Season Iona College discontinued the Football program.
From 2008 through the end of the 2018 season Fred P. Mariani was the Director of Football Recruiting Operations at Rutgers.