How Josh Rosen Can Become A Successful NFL Quarterback

Throughout the 2017 season, the UCLA Bruins had their quarterback Josh Rosen taking snaps from under center and shotgun formation. For instance, their quarterback Josh Rosen lined up about five yards behind the center with a running back beside or behind him and a two to four wide receiver set. After the play begins, he will hold the ball usually for a couple of seconds to allow the receivers to get eight to twelve yards downfield. Once this happens, Josh will target a receiver on a slant, streak, in, seam or corner route. However, there are instances where Rosen takes the football from under center. For example, Josh Rosen lined up directly behind the center with the running back five yards away from him and two to three receivers flanking the perimeter. After the play begins, he will take a three, five or seven step drop and immediately throw the ball to a receiver on a slant, curl, in or out route.

As a result of this, Josh Rosen is the only quarterback in the 2018 draft class who can play right away if necessary. This is because most NFL organizations want their quarterback to learn how to play in a pro-style offense. A pro-style offense requires that the quarterback take a substantial amount of the snaps directly from under center. Once the play begins, the team would like the quarterback to take a three, five or seven step drop before throwing the ball. Unfortunately most college quarterbacks are use to taking the majority of the snaps from shotgun formation. Due to this, college quarterbacks need  one to two years of repetitions to get used to throwing the ball from a  three, five or seven-step drop. However, Josh Rosen is one of few college quarterbacks who developed a habit of taking snaps from under center. Therefore, he won’t have to spend the first one to two years of his career learning how to master the technique of the three, five or seven-step drop.

How Sam Darnold Can Become A Successful NFL Quarterback

Throughout the 2017 season, the USC Trojans installed an offensive system centered around the shotgun formation. For instance, their quarterback Sam Darnold lined up about five yards behind the center with a running back beside or behind him and a two to three wide receiver set. Once the play began, he would give the ball to his running back for the first two downs to move the chains or set up a manageable third down. If the team were successful, he would hand the ball off or throw the ball to a receiver or running back on a crossing, wheel, comeback and flat route. However, if they were unsuccessful, Sam Darnold would target a receiver on a slant, curl or crossing route.

As a result of this, the NFL team who selects Sam Darnold in the 2018 draft should develop an offensive system similar to the USC Trojans. This is because Darnold has developed a habit of throwing the ball from shotgun that it is the fastest way for him to be successful. On the other hand, if the NFL team wants him to be under center, it will take Darnold one to two years of repetitions to get used to throwing the ball off of 3 to 5 step drops. Furthermore, Sam will have to get comfortable with defensive pressure getting to him sooner because he is going to line up closer to the defense.

Unfortunately, most NFL teams won’t give Sam Darnold the proper amount of time to learn how to play under center. This is because ownership will put pressure on the coaching staff to play Sam within the first year in an attempt to show the public that they made the right decision. Due to this, the team would call a lot of passing plays to give him a chance to demonstrate that he is a franchise quarterback and is capable of making all the necessary throws to lead the team to victory. While it is reasonable to expect an organization to give their new investment many opportunities to prove themselves at a certain point, it will affect the performance of the rest of the team. For instance, if Darnold gets the chance to throw a lot, the offense will spend less time on the field because of incompletions, interceptions or sacks that result in short drives. As a result, the defense would have to go back on the field without the proper amount of rest which leads to the unit being more susceptible to giving up yards and points. Since they would be unable regain some energy between possessions to be able to stop the opposing offense.

In conclusion, installing a similar system to the USC Trojans will allow Sam Darnold to be ready to play much sooner. Furthermore, it increases the likelihood of ownership looking good when they force the coaching staff to play Allen because he is fully prepared.

 

How Lamar Jackson Can Become A Successful NFL Quarterback

Throughout the 2017 season, the Louisville Cardinals implemented the read-option offense which allowed Lamar Jackson to analyze the defense and determine what play to run. For instance, Jackson will receive the snap in shotgun formation and begins the process of giving the ball to the running back while paying attention to the defense. If the outside pass rusher decides to penetrate the line of scrimmage, Lamar will pull the ball out and run it. On the other hand, if the outside pass rusher chooses to stay back, he lets the running back have the ball and run it. However, there were occasions when the team would call a pass play from shotgun formation. For example, Lamar would line up about five yards behind the center with a running back beside or behind him and a two to four receiver set. After the play begins, he would wait a few seconds to throw the ball to allow the receiver to get downfield and then target the slant, curl, in or out route.

As a result of this, the NFL team who selects Lamar Jackson in the 2018 draft should develop an offensive system similar to the Louisville Cardinals. This is because Jackson has developed a habit of running and throwing the ball from shotgun that it is the fastest way for him to be successful. On the other hand, if the NFL team wants him to be under center, it will take Lamar Jackson one to two years of repetitions to get used to throwing the ball off of 3 to 5 step drops. Furthermore, Lamar will have to get comfortable with defensive pressure getting to him sooner because he is going to line up closer to the defense.

Unfortunately, most NFL teams won’t give Lamar Jackson the proper amount of time to learn how to play under center. This is because ownership will put pressure on the coaching staff to play Lamar within the first year in an attempt to show the public that they made the right decision. Due to this, the team would call a lot of passing plays to give him a chance to demonstrate that he is a franchise quarterback and is capable of making all the necessary throws to lead the team to victory. While it is reasonable to expect an organization to give their new investment many opportunities to prove themselves at a certain point, it will affect the performance of the rest of the team. For instance, if Lamar Jackson gets the chance to throw a lot, the offense will spend less time on the field because of incompletions, interceptions or sacks that result in short drives. As a result, the defense would have to go back on the gridiron without the proper amount of rest which leads to the unit being more susceptible to giving up yards and points. Since they would be unable regain some energy between possessions to be able to stop the opposing offense.

In conclusion, installing a similar system to the Louisville Cardinals will allow Lamar Jackson to be ready to play much sooner. Furthermore, it increases the likelihood of ownership looking good when they force the coaching staff to play Lamar Jackson because he is fully prepared.

How Baker Mayfield Can Become A Successful NFL Quarterback

Throughout the 2017 season, the Oklahoma Sooners football team installed an offensive system centered around the shotgun formation. For instance, their quarterback Baker Mayfield lined up about five yards behind the center with a running back beside or behind him and a two to four wide receiver set. After the play begins, he will hold the ball usually for a couple of seconds to allow the receivers to get eight to twelve yards downfield. Once this happens, Baker will target a receiver on a slant, curl, in, out or corner route.

Furthermore, there were some occasions when the team would call a read option play which allows Baker Mayfield to analyze the defense and determine what play to run. For instance, Mayfield will receive the snap in shotgun formation and begins the process of giving the ball to the running back while paying attention to the defense. If the linebackers/ safeties freeze to see what play the team is running or take a step forward to stop the run, he will pull the ball to throw it. This is because it is tough for the linebackers/ safeties to catch up to a receiver 5-10 yards ahead of them within a matter of seconds. As a result, Baker Mayfield knows he will have an open receiver downfield or single coverage on the receiver. Therefore, he will throw an intermediate or deep pass to a receiver on a curl, out, in, corner or post route. However, If the linebackers/ safeties decide to stay back in coverage, he lets the running back have the ball and run it.

As a result of this, the NFL team who selects Baker Mayfield in the 2018 draft should develop an offensive system similar to the Oklahoma Sooners. This is because Mayfield has developed a habit of throwing the ball from shotgun that it is the fastest way for him to be successful. On the other hand, if the NFL team wants him to be under center, it will take Baker Mayfield one to two years of repetitions to get used to throwing the ball off of 3 to 5 step drops. Furthermore, Baker will have to get comfortable with defensive pressure getting to him sooner because he is going to line up closer to the defense.

Unfortunately, most NFL teams won’t give Baker Mayfield the proper amount of time to learn how to play under center. This is because ownership will put pressure on the coaching staff to play Baker within the first year in an attempt to show the public that they made the right decision. Due to this, the team would call a lot of passing plays to give him a chance to demonstrate that he is a franchise quarterback and is capable of making all the necessary throws to lead the team to victory. While it is reasonable to expect an organization to give their new investment many opportunities to prove themselves at a certain point, it will affect the performance of the rest of the team. For instance, if Baker Mayfield gets the chance to throw a lot, the offense will spend less time on the field because of incompletions, interceptions or sacks that result in short drives. As a result, the defense would have to go back on the field without the proper amount of rest which leads to the unit being more susceptible to giving up yards and points. Since they would be unable regain some energy between possessions to be able to stop the opposing offense.

In conclusion, installing a similar system to the Oklahoma Sooners will allow Baker Mayfield to be ready to play much sooner. Furthermore, it increases the likelihood of ownership looking good when they force the coaching staff to play Baker Mayfield because he is fully prepared.