Football Possession Pass

What is Possession Pass in Football?

A possession pass in Football is a pass that is thrown to not be risky, so as to prevent an interception or endanger the receiver into a tackle that may force an incompletion or turnover. For example, a deep pass like a hail mary is not a possession pass as it is usually a pass that is up for grabs for any player in the vicinity. However, a dump off pass, such as to a running back as a backup option, would be considered a possession pass.

If a game is close and one team is attempting to come back and win the game, possession passes may become less frequent as the team will take more risks to score the ball.