The Role of Confidence in Football

How much confidence do you need to play football? Maybe not as much as a doctor needs to perform a surgery, but to play football, it takes a lot of confidence. First of all, you have to have the confidence that you can survive everything that the National Football League throws at you. You also have to have the confidence to withstand tackles in a game, questions thrown in your face at interviews, and just have the confidence in your teammates that you can win the game.
The position in football that probably takes the most confidence is the quarterback. Just think about it. You have to have the confidence in yourself that you can throw a catchable ball to your wide receivers, be able to have a clean handoff to your runningback, be able to escape being sacked, and even just getting a clean snap. Plus, everyone on the team and all of the fans of your team look at you as the leader which I would imagine puts a lot of pressure on you.
Sometimes I wonder just how much confidence it takes to become a professional football player.


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