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.     


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