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:

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)

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

-- Donny Most (American Actor)

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)

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)

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

-- Don Shula (American Coach)

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

-- Harvey Martin (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)

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)

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

-- Leigh Steinberg (American Businessman)

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)

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

-- Terry Brennan ( -)

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