Definitions for: Quarterback


[n] the position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team; "quarterback is the most important position on the team"
[n] (football) the person who plays quarterback
[v] play the quarterback, in football



Synonyms: field general, field general, signal caller, signal caller

See Also: back, back, eleven, football team, play




Famous Quotes Containing Quarterback:


Our whole philosophy was to intimidate the quarterback. We were able to do it. We were pioneers. People still recognize us as, maybe, the best defensive line of all time.

-- Merlin Olsen (American Athlete)

The heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback position and I think everyone who has any intelligence about the game understands you must have consistency at that position to be a championship team.

-- Ron Jaworski (American Athlete)

Peyton Manning is doing things that I think no other quarterback in the history of the league has done at the line of scrimmage... I just think they are a team right now that's got a real chance to run the table.

-- Don Shula (American Coach)

The Super Bowl is like a movie, and the quarterback is the leading man.

-- Leigh Steinberg (American Businessman)

One of the reasons I loved playing quarterback was that I got to call the plays. The cancer put me in a position where I really wasn't in control anymore.

-- Len Dawson (American Athlete)

If you ask any great player or great quarterback, there's a certain inner confidence that you're as good as anybody. But you can't say who is the absolute best. To be considered is special in itself.

-- Dan Marino (American Athlete)

I killed many a quarterback. I felt like I scored when I took their head off.

-- Harvey Martin (American Athlete)

Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.

-- Don Shula (American Coach)

What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence.

-- Terry Bradshaw (American Athlete)

People ask me who he reminds me of. The way he's playing, I'd say he doesn't remind me of anybody. I've never seen anybody - running back, quarterback, wide receiver - make the plays that Vince Young made today.

-- Dan Fouts (American Athlete)

That Bears quarterback is no good. He's washed up. He's 30.

-- Donny Most (American Actor)

What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence.

-- Terry Brennan ( -)


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