Either you can or you cannot handle the pass rush. Top tier talent coming out of college, with all the physical tools necessary, bust in the NFL because they can’t handle pressure.
The ability or the inability to handle pressure will cull the quarterback herd quickly. When the quarterback tells you he can make the correct decision, defensive pressure will ultimately tell you if he is correct.
Playing quarterback at any level takes some moxie, some savvy and he has to be the linchpin of your team. The cookie cutter three-, five- and seven-step drop don’t always happen. Your quarterback has to have the ability to slide around in the pocket.
The ability to escape pressure and throw the football accurately is a vital skill necessary to excel at playing quarterback.