One of the more popular debates in the sports world is which position in football is the most difficult.
Some say it’s the defensive cornerback, considering all of the touchy rules they have to abide by in order to legally defend. Not to mention the speed and agility required to play the position. Others say that offensive lineman have it the toughest, and often take a lot of the blame for struggles offensively, despite being in the trenches all game long.
Those points are valid, but after watching this video that shows Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s perspective, I really don’t see how you could argue against the NFL QB being the most difficult position to play. Let’s be honest, there’s 32 teams in the NFL and we’re lucky if 10 of them have good quarterbacks…
When quarterbacks aren’t being bashed with the weight of defensive lineman landing on top of them, they’re instead being crushed with the suffocating weight of expectations. While all other players on the team have to know what they are doing on the play call, QB’s have to know their and everyone else’s role.
So when you take all of that, and then add it with this video of what a quarterback sees through their helmet during a live play, the QB position has to be the most challenging position to play in all of football (though it does come with its obvious perks, like large paychecks and commercial deals).
This footage should also help to quiet some of those armchair quarterbacks out there who sit on their couches belching beer burps as they point their Cheeto-dusted fingers at the TV saying things like:
“Come on! Number 85 was wide open, you’ve got to hit them as soon as they make their first cut of their route.”
We all know one of those people…
The video was included on HBO’s in-season version of Hard Knocks, which is currently following the talented Miami Dolphins team. Their “helmet cam” that’s attached to Tua’s head helps for when the QB or the coaching staff wants to study film and adjust play-calling.
Some of portions that show defensive lineman breaking through the offensive line and closing in on Tua are sure to make your heart pump a little bit faster. Check out the wild footage below:
INSANE… View from the helmet of an NFL quarterback.
You cannot see anything behind the line of scrimmage 😳😳