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Pass Drops Skill

For quarterbacks, learning how to drop back properly is important.

  • As you receive the snap, turn sideways in the direction of your throwing arm.
  • The first step is a reach step. It is a powerful, quick, deep step with the back foot.
  • The next steps (middle steps) are crossover steps.
  • The last step is the plant step. It is a small reach step. As the plant step takes place, the front shoulder should dip down slightly to help maintain balance.
  • It is important to drop back quickly and keep looking downfield for an open receiver as you read the defense.