No doubt, in some of these alarming cases, someone was given a grand for perhaps nearly paralyzing a quarterback.
Is Super Bowl-bound Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, accused in two sexual assaults, a changed man?
This season he has done something at quarterback he has never remotely approached, which is stay in the pocket.
in U.S. football, 1876, from quarter (n.) + back (n.); so called from his position on the field at the start of play, between the halfback and the center. As a verb from 1945. Figurative sense from 1952. Monday morning quarterback is 1932 (n.), 1972 (v.); originally pro football player slang for sportswriters (U.S. professional football games typically are played on Sundays).
To lead or direct; control; manage: and quarterbacking the rise of Action News at Channel 6 (1945+)