Quarterback Coach Research Study

Jul 19, 2013 | Program Development, Self-Scout

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.

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