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That would depend on the type of pass play the team is running.

QBs don't use yards to determine how far to go back in the pocket, they use steps. You will see a QB drop back 3, 5, or 7 steps to throw depending on the pass play called. It is always an odd number of steps because the first step is made with the QB's plant foot. A right handed QB's plant foot is the right foot, a left handed QB's plant foot is the left foot.

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