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"I love getting after that quarterback! That's my deal: sacking the quarterback." - Gaines Adams

"The test of a quarterback is where his team finishes." - Paul Brown

"Peyton was the best, my favorite quarterback growing up." - Andrew Luck

"I think he's the best quarterback in this game" - Andre Johnson

"I'm not a 25-interception quarterback, I know that," - Eli Manning

"I started playing quarterback my junior year of high school." - Jimmy Garoppolo

"I'm not a 25-interception quarterback, I know that." - Eli Manning

"Our quarterback is going to be Alex Smith." - Mike Singletary

"As an Oklahoma quarterback, you learn to perform under pressure." - J C Watts

"If there's one thing I can't stand, it's a quarterback who thinks playing quarterback is just about passing." - Bill Parcells

"I wanted to be a quarterback. I used to like Johnny Unitas, the old quarterback for the Colts." - Julian Castro

"I was a runner, a failed quarterback, third-string quarterback, but in track I was a 2-miler." - Bob Seger

"Some people wanted me to be the Latino quarterback. Some people wanted me to be the USC quarterback who happens to be Latino." - Mark Sanchez

"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

"I don't play too much into the color game, because I don't want to be the best African American quarterback, I want to be the best quarterback." - Robert Griffin Iii

"Back in the '80s and '90s, you could hit the quarterback low, you could hit the quarterback high. You could hit him pretty much late." - Vinny Testaverde

"The way to stay popular as a quarterback in the NFL is never to play." - Cliff Stoudt

"I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback." - Tim Tebow

"I look for a quarterback who can run and not a running back who can throw. I want a quarterback who can beat you with his arm. We are not a Tim Tebow type of quarterback team. I am not going to run my quarterback 20 times on power runs." - Chip Kelly

"The chemistry between a quarterback and a receiver is almost like a dance." - Jerry Rice

"In order for this team to win the game, the quarterback has to throw the ball." - John Madden

"You're sacking them, you're bagging them. And that's what you're doing with a quarterback." - Deacon Jones

"The quarterback must go down, and he must go down hard" - Al Davis

"As a quarterback, can you throw it where you are looking?" - Phil Simms

"If your team is going to win, you need to play better than the other quarterback." - Peyton Manning

"I don't believe that you can be too short as a quarterback. It's not about height." - Drew Brees

"I'm always studying. I probably wrote the most papers of any college quarterback." - Robert Griffin Iii

"I said all along, you judge your quarterback in his third year." - Mike Shanahan

"Aaron Rodgers, starting quarterback - that just has a good ring to it." - Aaron Rodgers

"Kirk Cousins has played much better at the quarterback position than Robert Griffin III has," - Joe Theismann

"I can be a receiver, a cornerback, a safety and quarterback-I can play everything." - Clinton Portis

"My first option is not to run. I am not a runner. I'm a quarterback." - Daunte Culpepper

"Every quarterback can be rattled. There's no guy who can't be." - Jason Pierre-Paul

"The most important thing to remember is: to protect your quarterback - ME!" - Burt Reynolds

"Do we need a top-flight quarterback? Do human beings need air to breath?" - Jim Harbaugh

"When you play quarterback in San Francisco, not much goes under the radar." - Steve Young

"I like to win; I like to compete; I like to sack the quarterback." - Jason Babin

"My whole life, my dream has been to be a quarterback." - Tim Tebow

"I killed many a quarterback. I felt like I scored when I took their head off." - Harvey Martin

"I don't like the rules about you can't hit the quarterback." - Jim Mcmahon

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

"Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck." - Don Shula

"You never really know about a quarterback until he plays in a real game." - Mike Singletary

"The Super Bowl is like a movie, and the quarterback is the leading man." - Leigh Steinberg

"If Tiger Woods had played football, he would have been a quarterback." - Lou Holtz

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

"I don't believe that you can be too short as a quarterback. It's not about height." - Drew Brees

"Any quarterback that understands what the offense is really about is going to succeed." - Joe Montana

"Quarterback is not a position that you come in having not played it your whole life." - Warren Moon

"That Bears quarterback is no good. He's washed up. He's 30." - Donny Most

"Of course, in pro ball, they never hit the quarterback in practice." - Joe Namath

"I said, 'If the quarterback is a runner, it'll work.' But if your quarterback's not a runner, in my judgment and in the judgment of most of the people, it wouldn't work without the quarterback running the ball." - Frank Broyles

"The five big mistakes in football are the fumble, the interception, the penalty, the badly called play, the blocked punt-and most of these originate with the quarterback. Find a mistake-proof quarterback and you have this game won." - Woody Hayes

"I'm not the type of guy who is greedy. I take what they give me. If they say, 'Hey, go to quarterback,' I go to quarterback. I just have that type of mind." - Ted Ginn, Jr.

"The simplest way to win in the National Football League is to knock out the starting quarterback. You know, throughout the years, history has proven if your number one quarterback goes down, your chances for success become very limited." - Ron Jaworski

"I don't know that the referee can be watching holding on the offensive line and get back to the quarterback. I think watching the quarterback is a full-time job." - John Madden

"The five big mistakes in football are the fumble, the interception, the penalty, the badly called play, the blocked punt - and most of these originate with the quarterback. Find a mistake-proof quarterback and you have this game won." - Woody Hayes

"As a player, that's not your responsibility to comment and to give your opinion on another player. As a quarterback, I don't want another quarterback tweeting about my performance or judging me in that way." - Eli Manning

"My favorite quarterback is Donovan McNabb. I think he's a complete quarterback. I love the way he can scramble and throw on the run. He can do it all. He can control a game." - Paul Pierce

"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

"You can find the intangibles of being a quarterback in almost every profession in the world. There's nothing like it." - Brady Quinn

"Playing quarterback ... it's no joke ... The difference here with Johnny Manziel, there's a lot of style and very little substance." - Boomer Esiason

"I'm proud to be Archie's son. Being a quarterback, I had my mentor and hero living in the same house." - Peyton Manning

"Something you're aware of being a quarterback coming here-you have expectations, and you want to live up to those." - Colin Kaepernick

"The disconnect between [offensive coordinator] Todd Haley and [quarterback] Ben Roethlisberger is so blatant you can just see it." - Marshall Faulk

"Ron Powlus will win the Heisman two times and be the greatest quarterback in the history of Notre Dame." - Beano Cook

"A year and a half ago, there were people who questioned whether Vince Young could be a major college quarterback." - Mack Brown

"As long as we win games and I harass the quarterback, however I do it, we're good." - Dwight Freeney

"To me, the quarterback position is about getting your team out of bad things and into good ones." - Chad Pennington

"I see myself as a quarterback who had the run the option for the offense to be successful." - Colin Kaepernick

"A wide receiver like me wouldn't have won. The quarterback - or even the running back - always wins." - Patrick Wilson

"If one official signals Falcons ball and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson signals Seahawks ball, is it a jump ball?" - Norman Chad

"If the quarterback throws the ball in the endzone and the wide receiver catches it, it's a touchdown." - John Madden

"If I could play football, I'd play football. But not women's football - real football. Or I'd just date a quarterback." - Portia Doubleday

"My goal is to be the best quarterback I can be for the Colts, and hope that it's good enough." - Andrew Luck

"If you're a quarterback, you want everything on your shoulders. You want to be the one to make the decisions." - Tom Brady

"Fortunately for a quarterback, you can play for a long time because you don't get hit very often." - Tom Brady

"Jay Cutler, he's a fine quarterback, but I think at times he gets a little nicked up." - Gale Sayers

"I loved football even before I married a quarterback; it's not for every woman, but I like it." - Holly Robinson Peete

"Russell Wilson knows who he is. He's not a running quarterback, he's not a throwing quarterback - he's an athlete back there playing the quarterback position. He knows that, he understands it and his team allows him to be who he is." - Charles Woodson

"Russell Wilson knows who he is. He's not a running quarterback, he's not a throwing quarterback - he's an athlete back there playing the quarterback position. He knows that, he understands it and his team allows him to be who he is." - Charles Woodson

"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

"Any defensive coordinator is worried about two things: a running quarterback and a deep ball. You know, don't get beat deep and don't let the quarterback run, because a big part of your defense can't account for the quarterback as a runner, so he gets a free run." - John Madden

"Russell Wilson knows who he is. He's not a running quarterback, he's not a throwing quarterback - he's an athlete back there playing the quarterback position. He knows that, he understands it and his team allows him to be who he is." - Charles Woodson

"I am competitively aggressive. My dream since I was a young boy was to be an NFL quarterback. I am living that dream." - Tim Tebow

"A good football coach needs a patient wife, a loyal dog and a great quarterback - but not necessarily in that order." - Bud Grant

"I don't want people to say I'm a solid quarterback. I want to be the best, and I'll continually work until I get there." - Robert Griffin Iii

"I'm a firm believer that all sports will eventually be global. Someday, we may have a quarterback from China named Yao Fling." - Paul Tagliabue

"If we can string together some wins this year, maybe I'll be a close second-or third behind Bart Starr-on their favorite quarterback list." - Aaron Rodgers

"I want to make sure that everyone knows, God has been my greatest quarterback and I've caught a lot more than 84 touchdowns with Him!" - Tommy McDonald

"Speaking of Quarterback nicknames, you hear they're calling Jay Cutler 50 cent? Because you only get two quarters out of him." - Frank Caliendo

"This is really a dream come true. To be the starting quarterback in the Super Bowl is probably the highlight of my life." - Tom Brady

"As a quarterback, I've been the guy that people were yelling for; I've been the guy that's been booed in my own stadium." - Scott Frost

"I've always been somebody that it takes me longer to learn things, but once I learn them... I'm like a quarterback that plays best in the fourth quarter." - Jim Gaffigan

"I like to win, I like to compete and I like to sack the quarterback. I imagine there's a team out there looking for that." - Jason Babin

"There are times when I'm watching an NFL quarterback struggling to get through the game, and I get bitter to some extent." - Jeff Garcia

"There's not much simplifying. You gotta know what you gotta know. That's how the quarterback position is, and I wouldn't have it any other way." - Jimmy Garoppolo

"The positions I played in football, being a quarterback and a defensive back, you had to kind of have a little independent thinking." - Hale Irwin

"The name of the game is 'kill the quarterback.' Every football team tries to knock the guy out of the game that's handling the ball." - Joe Namath

"The quarterback is an extension of the coach and has a certain type of swagger mentality, on and off the field." - Cam Newton

"It's a very easy thing to say, 'Go get a backup quarterback.' Now tell me where to get them. You just can't dial them up." - Bill Parcells

"That's how I judge a quarterback: Either you make plays or you don't. I don't even want to talk about mechanics." - Fran Tarkenton

"I was always a big fan of waiting a year of two to groom an NFL quarterback; let him learn and mature." - Terrell Davis

"I just don't think you pass on a great quarterback if you have the opportunity. If need be, you can trade it away." - Tony Dungy

"As a quarterback, obviously, you're going to be put in the forefront whether you like it or not, and if you're not then you're not doing your job." - Robert Griffin Iii

"I think leadership is most effective when it's your own personality. But I feel like it's a natural progression as a quarterback, as well." - Andrew Luck

"I'm going to go out and be the best quarterback I can be and get the most out of my potential." - Eli Manning

"Tom Brady is a great quarterback, he's a great player, and what you've seen with him is he's gotten better every year." - Eli Manning

"Throwaways are OK. When a quarterback throws the ball away in our system, that's a plus. That's a plus decision. That's the way I've always graded it." - Mike Mccarthy

"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

"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

"I developed a term that is used in the game right now called sacking a quarterback. Sacking a quarterback is just like you devastate a city or you cream a multitude of people. I mean it's just like you put all the offensive players in one bag and I just take a baseball bat and beat on the bag." - Deacon Jones

"Being an NFL quarterback there's a lot of advantages that come with it. There are a lot of doors that open when you're a quarterback but at the same time there's a lot of scrutiny. There are a lot of things you can't do as well." - Colin Kaepernick

"I developed a term that is used in the game right now called sacking a quarterback. Sacking a quarterback is just like you devastate a city or you cream a multitude of people. I mean it's just like you put all the offensive players in one bag and I just take a baseball bat and beat on the bag." - Deacon Jones

"I developed a term that is used in the game right now called sacking a quarterback. Sacking a quarterback is just like you devastate a city or you cream a multitude of people. I mean it's just like you put all the offensive players in one bag and I just take a baseball bat and beat on the bag." - Deacon Jones

"Right or wrong, when a team is doing well, the head coach and the quarterback get all the praise and when a team's not doing well, the head coach and the quarterback get all the blame. I've learned to drown that out." - Scott Frost

"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

"Everything gets thrown off depending on whether the Packers are playing. I grew up in L.A., and we had a terrible quarterback, Roman Gabriel. When I was 11 years old, I fired him, I fired the Rams, and I picked a quarterback I aspired to be. That was Bart Starr. That's how long I've been a Packers fan." - Lyor Cohen

"You don't have to go out there and fit the mold of what a quarterback is supposed to be. Make your own mold and do the best at each role. If you can run with the best and throw with the best, you can be the best quarterback in your own version of the position." - Robert Griffin Iii

"As soon as you make mistakes, or you have an off year, even if it's not your fault as a quarterback... I've always said the quarterback and the head coach always get too much blame when you lose and too much credit when you win." - Eli Manning

"I was a quarterback in pee-wee football. I always wanted to be quarterback. They're the leaders, they make the calls. It didn't work out because I didn't have the arm. I also played wide receiver my senior year in high school." - Junior Seau

"No matter how fast or how slow you get to the quarterback, it all goes to slow motion when you get there. Everything just stops. You don't see anything but the quarterback. You don't hear anything but the quarterback's breath. It's almost like you're a shark. Your eyes get real big and everything's just quiet." - Mario Williams

"If you read the good reviews you gotta read the bad reviews. I kind of think of it as like being a quarterback: you get way too much blame when it's bad and way too much credit when it's good." - David Fincher

"A good catcher is the quarterback, the carburetor, the lead dog, the pulse taker, the traffic cop and sometimes a lot of unprintable things, but no team gets very far without one." - Miller Huggins

"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

"A balanced offense will make Drew Tate a more effective and dangerous quarterback, ... If he can lean on a good, consistent running game, that'll be a real plus for us." - Kirk Ferentz

"I am sure I lost out on a few million or more in money but I am happy with the team that I am on and the quarterback that I am with." - Terrell Owens

"You take all the offensive linemen and put them in a burlap bag, and then you take a baseball bat and beat on the bag. You're sacking them. You're bagging them. And that's what you're doing with a quarterback." - Deacon Jones

"She dumped me for the quarterback after she'd played my body like a banjo. So Sad." "I bet" "I'm serious. I was heartbroken." "For how long?" "A whole week." An eternity in the life of a teenage boy." - Nalini Singh

"Imagine yourself sitting on top of a great thoroughbred horse. You sit up there and you just feel that power. That's what it was like playing quarterback on that team [the Pittsburgh Steelers]. It was a great ride." - Terry Bradshaw

"We didn't win a Super Bowl together, and that's something I'll always regret - not knowing what that feels like. But you and I have won more games together than any quarterback and coach combination in the history of the NFL." - Dan Marino

"Being there every week for my teammates is really important to me. It's about accountability. I hear stuff about the 'toughest quarterback in the league' and all that; what's that mean?" - Peyton Manning

"The only way I'd ever recruit a white quarterback to play for me is if his mom and daddy would both have to be black, and that's the only way I would do it." - Barry Switzer

"It is easy to act as a Saturday morning quarterback and replay the game lost the night before. All of us seem to have better hindsight (the ability to see after the event what should have been done) than foresight" - Carlos E. Asay

"Whether youre a quarterback and you just threw a pick, or youre a corner and you just got beat for a touchdown, youve got to have a short-term memory, shake it off and play the next play." - Steve Mariucci

"You take all the offensive linemen and put them in a burlap bag, and then you take a baseball bat and beat on the bag. You're sacking them. You're bagging them. And that's what you're doing with a quarterback." - Deacon Jones

"Jessica Simpson attended boyfriend Tony Romo's football game. The Cowboys quarterback had the worst game of his career. It's a bad year for the name Simpson. Even O. J. is pissed - he feels like they're making his name look bad." - Chelsea Handler

"The only way I"d ever recruit a white quarterback to play for me is if his mom and daddy would both have to be black, and that's the only way I would do it." - Barry Switzer

"You take all the offensive linemen and put them in a burlap bag, and then you take a baseball bat and beat on the bag. You're sacking them. You're bagging them. And that's what you're doing with a quarterback." - Deacon Jones

"Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he thinks it would be great if Donald Trump was president. Which is really weird because I thought Brady didn't like things that are filled with too much air." - Conan O'Brien

"I don't think the NFL has ever seen the likes of me, a quarterback who moves the way I do and throws the way I do. I'm not saying that with arrogance or anything. That is just how I feel." - Michael Vick

"In my heart, I know I haven't been the best person, the best quarterback for the Steelers. I'm not talking just on the field, I'm talking off the field." - Ben Roethlisberger

"The biggest thing isn't necessarily how I play, but that we win. That's my number-one goal. I could be the worst quarterback out there, but if we come out with a victory that's all that matters to me." - Ben Roethlisberger

"I'm not an athlete; I'm a quarterback. I don't have great speed, and I can't throw 90 yards down the field. I win games because I've done the mental preparation." - Joey Harrington

"I think that's healthy on a football team for competition to exist in every position and probably most important quarterback so that everyone on the team knows that position isn't handled any different than any other." - Scott Frost

"Anthony came in and played well. We know that both of our quarterback have the ability to play well so we just have some things we need to improve on as the weeks go on." - Vadal Alexander

"For me, I don't really see a lot of the things I do as what I do, I see that as what our team does. It just happens to be that I'm the quarterback in those situations." - Colin Kaepernick

"Is Cowboy Casanova about the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys? No. I would never immortalize a guy that did me wrong. I would never give him that much credit." - Carrie Underwood

"The biggest thing you need to be successful with it is a quarterback who wants to be involved in the decision-making process and not just merely want to execute plays sent in to him." - Tony Dungy

"It's much easier when your team's winning. When your team starts to lose, that's where a lot of these quarterback controversies divide a locker room. The key, as a pro, is to be a pro." - Kurt Warner



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