Flag Football Defense Vs 2 Quarterbacks

By FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 12, 2023
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If you are coaching or playing adult flag football, you have probably run up against this. Over the past several years we have seen offenses who use 2 flag football quarterbacks. Odds are your flag football defense will have to defend it at some point. When we refer to a two quarterback system, we don’t mean on different plays either.

The formation we are going to look at today has two quarterbacks behind the line of scrimmage on the same play. One of the quarterbacks takes the shotgun snap and then throws it backwards to the other quarterback…or not.

This is not new. It is very common if you play against well coached 6 man football teams in high school. It was one of the biggest differences we found as FirstDown PlayBook was drawing up 6 man football plays from very successful programs across the country. The flag football game is very similar to this except there is obviously no tackling. That does not mean you don’t have to defend the Jet Sweep.

A 2 flag football quarterbacks offense can be very tough for a defense to defend, especially when the two quarterbacks are talented like the ones we are going to look at today. This video below is from several years back but it gives you a good taste of what you may see coaching adult flag football.

We have seen multiple flag football offenses use this since, especially if they have two talented quarterbacks. We have also witnessed defenses get better at defending this offense. That is to be expected as flag football is evolving on an almost weekly basis.

FirstDown PlayBook Youth Football Too

In the video below, Keiser was using this formation and it got us to thinking about how your flag football defense can defend it. We dive into that as well. This can also show up as you are defending youth flag football formations too. Although, you are often lucky to have one capable quarterback, much less two.

Keep in mind that this strategy is not unique to 7v7 flag football either. You are likely going to see this show up in 5v5 and 6v6 flag football too. Your flag football defense will need to adjust to the numbers that you play with.

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