Quarterback Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old quarterback quotes, quarterback sayings, and quarterback proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The quarterback is the leader of the team and the quarterback is the one that has the ball in his hands every single play. Andy Dalton
The quarterback is an extension of the coach and has a certain type of swagger mentality, on and off the field. Cam Newton
Any time you can do that and the quarterback shows some outward emotion some negative emotion you know you are in his head and you've affected him. It's satisfying. Bobby Carpenter
Quarterback is not a position that you come in having not played it your whole life. Warren Moon
That's the key to defending any quarterback: to make them throw before they want to throw. Tony Dungy
If you're a quarterback, you want everything on your shoulders. You want to be the one to make the decisions. Tom Brady
Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast; but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness. Tom Brady
Any quarterback that understands what the offense is really about is going to succeed. Joe Montana
Quarterback is a lot of footwork. It's mechanics, how you step back, what you do on a trap or power or play action. James Haynes
If you're a quarterback, you want everything on your shoulders. You want to be the one to make the decisions. Tom Brady
A quarterback's best friend is a running game, It's such an advantage for a quarterback when your team has a good running game. It really helps open up the passing game. Kevin Decker
Young quarterbacks do well because they have a great defense. Steve Mariucci
Quarterbacks are untouchable nowadays. If you hit a quarterback too hard, or if you fall on him with too much weight which is a judgment thing from a professional standpoint you're going to get flagged. Mario Williams
In football, it's the ultimate team sport. You have to have good people around you as a quarterback for things to happen. Warren Moon
A quarterback that goes out and performs for you and is a franchise quarterback is more valuable than a player playing another position, but there's a lot more risk there. It's a more difficult position to play, and there are lot more failures. Anonymous
Footwork is the biggest element to any quarterback game because if it's off, it will mess with your mechanics. Jordan Rodgers
If the quarterback throws the ball in the endzone and the wide receiver catches it, it's a touchdown. John Madden
The quarterback must go down, and he must go down hard. Al Davis
As a quarterback, you have to love it. As much as you like to turn around and hand the ball off the whole traditional football game as a quarterback, you gotta love putting it in the air. Joe Montana
Quarterbacks need to make their team better. If it's a bad team, they can even make a bad team better. Fran Tarkenton
You never really know about a quarterback until he plays in a real game. Mike Singletary
Game day can be emotional, and there are a lot of ups and downs throughout a game, but as a quarterback, you have to be able to see the bigger picture, steady that ship, get all the guys focused in on the task at hand, and keep the thing moving. Alex Smith
I realize that as the quarterback, you have to assume some sort of leadership role because you have to talk in the huddle on every play, and you're essentially giving out orders to the team. But in my mind, I have to prove myself on the field before I can start asserting a leadership role. Andrew Luck
You need to make sure you're going exactly where your guy goes in press coverage. In zone, you can read the quarterback and his eyes a bit to determine where he's going. You don't get the opportunity in press coverage to read the quarterback, so it's all on you. Antonio Cromartie
Don't let the Monday morning quarterbacks stop you from being bold. You've got to set a high bar. Antonio Villaraigosa
If you want to coach you have three rules to follow to win. One, surround yourself with people who can't live without football. I've had a lot of them. Two, be able to recognize winners. They come in all forms. And, three, have a plan for everything. A plan for practice, a plan for the game. A plan for being ahead, and a plan for being behind 20-0 at half, with your quarterback hurt and the phones dead, with it raining cats and dogs and no rain gear because the equipment man left it at home. Bear Bryant
The quarterback is in charge of the chuck wagon. He's handing it out here and there, but he can't just throw it out there indiscriminately or the wolves will get him. Bill Parcells
That's one thing you learn as a quarterback: focus. The better you are at focusing and the more you can continue to stay focused for a four-hour stage and really be zeroed in on what is happening, the better you play, the longer you play. Carson Palmer
I've never had a quarterback-run-driven offense. We don't run designed plays where we snap the ball directly to the quarterback and he's just running it. If the defense is cheating and overcompensating for your running back, then the quarterback needs to keep (it) honest. Chip Kelly
Something you're aware of being a quarterback coming here-you have expectations, and you want to live up to those. Colin Kaepernick