A quarterback’s ability to move within the pocket avoid the rush and find a throwing lane is a key to his success. Its great when the QB can make his drop, plant his back foot and make a throw. In reality the defense makes this impossible at times and the QB must adjust his position, keep his eyes down field and make a good decision. His ability to buy this extra time is dependent on his footwork.
In the two clips below Dustin Smith, of Quarterback Elite shows four footwork drills that can help develop proper footwork patterns in your QB. For other great tools to help develop your quarterbacks click on the link above or visit QuarterbackElite YouTube Channel for other training videos.
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QB Ladder Drills
QB Cone Drills