5, with 11 players total 5 are linemen who are not eligible and the quarterback has to throw. That leaves 5. The quarterback is also considered an eligible receiver. The correct answer is 6.
Only 5 lineman are ineligible, 6 are eligible including the quarterback.
He doesn't. He can throw to any eligible receiver, which also includes tight ends and running backs.
In the NFL, that depends on whether the quarterback took the snap from directly behind the center or whether he was in the shotgun formation. NFL rules state that eligible receivers are the two players on either side of the line of scrimmage and "players at least one yard behind the line at the snap. A T-formation quarterback is not eligible to receive a forward pass during a play from scrimmage". Therefore, if the quarterback takes the snap from directly behind the center he is not an eligible receiver. If the quarterback takes the snap in the shotgun formation he is an eligible receiver.
Not including the Quarterback, though he is eligible, a maximum of 5 players may be eligible to receive a pass as long as they are not "covered up" by another receiver.
Yes, as an emergency quarterback.
Catches the ball thrown from the quarterback.
According to chicagosports.chicagotribune.com, former NFL Head of Officials Jerry Markbreit answered a similar question with: "To become an eligible pass receiver and have the ability to go legally in motion, a T-formation quarterback must assume the position of a backfield player as in a Shotgun, Single Wing, or Double Wing Formation and be at least one yard behind the line of scrimmage at the snap. If the quarterback goes in motion from the T, he will be penalized for illegal motion and he will also not be eligible to catch a forward pass." In other words, if the quarterback takes the snap standing directly behind the center, he is not eligible to receive a pass. If the quarterback takes the snap in the shotgun formation or is at least one yard behind the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped, he is eligible to be a pass receiver.
When the quarterback throws the ball to the receiver and the receiver doesn't catch it.
Kordell Stewart, nicknamed 'Slash', was able to play quarterback, wide receiver and running back during his career.
When a quarterback throws to an receiver or anyone on offense eligible on then the yards thrown from where the ball was placed and the offense player catches and extends the play until he Is tackled out of bounds or scores