24 different There are 24 different football positions, with 22 players on the field at a time and around 50 players total on each NFL team (college teams are even larger). That said, learning each player’s role on the team isn’t as complicated as you might think.Aug 9, 2021
Of course quarterbacks get hurt the least — every NFL offense, except San Francisco’s, is designed to protect the QB. Safeties are also pretty safe (LOL), perhaps because they’re the least likely defender to face contact during the average play.Jul 7, 2010
The cornerback position experiences the most concussions compared to other NFL players. The NFL conducted a study that reviewed 459 different concussions caused during games in 2015 and 2016. In those games, 393 out of the 459 players sustained direct contact play.Dec 19, 2020
Football offensive positions: Quarterback: The leader of the team. Center: The player who snaps the ball to the quarterback. Running back: A player who runs with the football. Fullback: A player who’s responsible for blocking for the running back and also for pass-blocking to protect the quarterback.
Football defensive positions DT = defensive tackle: The inner two members of the defensive line, whose jobs are to maintain their positions in order to stop a running play or to run through a gap in the offensive line to pressure the quarterback or disrupt the backfield formation.