Definitions for quarterbackˈkwɔr tərˌbæk
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quarterback, signal caller, field general(noun)
(football) the person who plays quarterback
quarterback, signal caller, field general(verb)
(American football) 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"
play the quarterback
The player on a football tream who chooses the offensive play and receives the ball from the center at the start of each down. Compare halfback and fullback.
an offensive back whose primary job is to pass the ball in a play
to play the position of quarterback
(by extension) to lead the offense
Quarterback is a position in American and Canadian football. Quarterbacks are members of the offensive team and line up directly behind the offensive line. Quarterbacks are the leaders of the offensive team, responsible for calling the play in the huddle.
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I believe he will be back and I believe he will be our quarterback next year.
Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.
We just felt like Tim had really progressed but we didn't feel like he was good enough to be the (third quarterback) right now.
I haven't made my mind up and I don't see Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning knowing that until after the season's over.
It shows that even playing quarterback -- and if you play a number of years -- that you're at risk for developing this disease.
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