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qb3sBy The X&O Labs Staff

The last offensive position that we will look at this summer as part of our Self Scout Your Career survey project is the Quarterback position.

By The X&O Labs Staff

The last offensive position that we will look at this summer as part of our Self Scout Your Career survey project is the Quarterback position.

As we mentioned before, survey is still ongoing (if you or your staff hasn't taken it yet, check it out here), we wanted to share some of the insight that the surveys have unearthed. We also recognize that while many of you have already taken one survey from selfscoutyourcareer.com, you likely have not seen the results of the other 10 surveys. In addition to the Quarterback Coach Research Report you are currently reading, we will also be releasing our Offensive Coordinator Coach Research Report this week.

Here are a few of the highlights you will find in the graphs and questions contained in the Quarterback Survey results below:

  • 57 % of quarterback coaches surveyed spend the most individual time on movement/footwork drills.
  • Only 31% of teams surveyed run 50% or more of their plays with their quarterback lined up under center.
  • Two thirds of the coaches polled tell theirquarterbacks to hold the football "in whatever way they feel most comfortable."
  • Nearly half (49%) of the coaches in our survey teach their players to step at the target to increase accuracy. 
  • Coaches are choosing to teach their QB's to "read specific players" more than any other method (50%).


Check out each of those questions and their responses below and see how the information compares to your team. As always, we would love to hear your thoughts on the data presented in this report. Please feel free to share your opinions and thoughts in the comments section below.

**Note: The data shown below is the current information from our ongoing study. It will likely change over time and as that happens, we will be sure to keep you apprised of the trends as they become apparent. Again, if you or your staff has not already participated, or if you want to just take a different survey (you can use the same email address without a problem) please CLICK HERE.


1. Which element of QB play do you spend the most amount of time on during practice?


2. How often is your QB under center?



3. What is your preference when teaching your QBs how to hold the ball?


4.  In which of the following ways will you teach your QBs to develop accuracy when throwing the football?


5. Which of the following is most similar to how you teach your QBs to read coverage post-snap in the pass game?



In addition to the questions above, Quarterback coaches that completed the survey also provided interesting insight into the following topics:



  • How much practice time are you given on a daily basis to work with your QBs?
  • When under center, which of the following stances do you feel is most effective for your QB?
  • Which element of QB play do you spend the least amount of time on during practice?
  • How much group time do your QBs spend with other skill players on a daily basis in practice?
  • In your opinion, what is the most under-coached aspect of QB play?
  • Which of the following release points do you use to instruct your QBs?
  • What is your thought process on changing a player’s throwing motion?
  • Which of the following is the most important intangible trait/characteristic you can instill in your QB’s to get them to be successful?
  • Which of the following is the most important physical skill you can teach your QB’s to possess in order to be successful?
  • We know that all players learn in different ways, but which of the following teaching methodologies has been the most successful for you in the instruction of your QBs?
  • Which of the following pre-snap indicators do you believe are most important for your QB to identify defensive structures?
  • How involved are you in play-calling duties during game day?

For access to this information, you can either click here to take the Quarterback coaches survey and receive your own, instant results or you can log in to the Insiders.  




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