The QB goes back for a pass, throws the ball forward from his own 25. The pass is batted by a defensive lineman right back into the QB's hands, the QB being at his own 24 when he catches the ball. No other offensive player touches the ball. Can he throw it again, or can he only run with it?
Same thing, but QB is on his own 26 when he catches his own batted pass.
Posted on 9/16 2:38 PM | IP: Logged
Only one forward pass can be thrown during a down. All he can do is run.
Posted on 9/16 5:12 PM | IP: Logged
Now, here's a 'what if' scenario - just for fun - not a serious question at all....
QB throws a forward pass. Pass is intercepted by a lineman. He has the ball stripped from him and he fumbles the ball back to the QB. Is this still considered the same down, or can the QB throw again since there was a change in possession?
Posted on 9/16 6:17 PM | IP: Logged
A down begins with the snap and ends when the ball is dead.
A forward pass can never be attempted after a change of possession.
Posted on 9/16 7:30 PM | IP: Logged
> A forward pass can never be attempted after a change of possession.
That's something I wouldn't have thought about - after picking up a fumble by the other team, you can't pitch it forward to a teammate just before you're tackled...
See, I learn something new everyday, even when I don't try!