This drill helps a quarterback become comfortable evading a pass rush and throwing the ball.
How it Works:
For this drill you need a quarterback, a center, a wide receiver, a defensive back, and a defensive lineman.
The quarterback will line-up in the shotgun. The wide receiver will line-up wide right or wide left, the defensive back will cover the wide receiver, the center will snap the ball, and the defensive lineman will rush the quarterback.
The center will snap the ball to the quarterback and then allow the defensive lineman to rush the quarterback. The defensive lineman can either rush the quarterback or use a rushing move as he goes by the center and then attack the quarterback.
The quarterback will take the snap, evade the rush of the defensive lineman, and throw the ball to the wide receiver. The wide receiver should run a specified route (a hot route) or break the route off to help the quarterback. The defensive back should work on covering the wide receiver.
To make this drill more challenging a second receiver and second defensive back can be added. A second defensive lineman can also be added and the center can be assigned to block one of the defensive linemen.
The coach should make sure that the receiver is running the proper route and cutting the route off to help the quarterback.
The quarterback needs to scramble with two hands on the ball. He needs to secure the ball. He also needs to be aware of the rush and elude it while keeping his eyes downfield looking to throw the ball.
Check out more Football Drills and Plays