53 Inspiring American Football Quotes About Confidence from NFL Players and Coaches

Looking for quotes about confidence from American football players? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we have compiled some inspirational quotes from American football players about confidence and its importance. Through these incredible quotes, famous American football players share their words of wisdom about confidence and belief.

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  1. Confidence isn’t walking into a room and thinking you’re better than everyone, it’s walking in and not having to compare yourself to anyone at all. J.J. Watt, Football defensive end.

  2. If you don’t believe in yourself, Why is anyone else going to believe in you? Tom Brady, Football quarterback.

  3. It’s not confidence, It’s just going to be a lot of hard work to get to that spot. And I feel confident about my hard work. Tyron Smith, Football tackle.

  4. I sometimes laugh when people talk about down years for me because a lot of times down years for me are career years for most quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers, Football quarterback.

  5. For me, it’s always been about preparation, and the more prepared I can be each week, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it’s only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes. Aaron Rodgers, Football quarterback.

  6. I’ve always been supremely confident in my abilities. But the biggest confidence boost is when the guys around you, you feel like they have confidence in you. Aaron Rodgers, Football quarterback.

  7. I think my confidence comes directly from my preparation. You know I put the time in, I watch films, I study our game plan, and I practice hard. So when I go into a game, I expect to play well. Aaron Rodgers, Football quarterback.

  8. I think you can train yourself to block out some of that pressure and replace it with confidence. It’s about preparation, and the more prepared I am, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. Aaron Rodgers, Football quarterback.

  9. You have to exude confidence even in a situation where it seems to the outside world that confidence shouldn’t exist. Aaron Rodgers, Football quarterback.

  10. Any of us can have our confidence shaken by a series of mistakes or defeats, but no one can take it away from us. Joe Montana, Football quarterback.

  11. Confidence is completely ours to give to ourselves, and ours to take away when we feel low.  If we’ve lost it, we simply must find it again. Joe Montana, Football quarterback.

  12. Confidence is a very fragile thing.  We don’t have much control over the opponent or obstacle we’re about to face.  However, we do have control over our own confidence level.  Joe Montana, former American football player.
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  13. Never let someone else rob you of your confidence.  Remind yourself always that your effort and your attitude are completely determined by you.  Joe Montana, former American football player.

  14. There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.  Johnny Unitas,  former American football player.

  15. I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don’t, who will?  Johnny Unitas,  former American football player.

  16. All you need is your confidence and your grind.– Brice Butler, Football wide receiver.

  17. If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.– Ronnie Lott, former American football player.

  18. When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. – Joe Namath,  former football quarterback.

  19. Every receiver should feel that he’s the best. It’s all about confidence. Julio Jones, Football wide receiver.

  20. Confidence is believing in yourself when no one else does…& I have a lot of that. Le’Veon Bell, Football running back.

  21. Confidence is a Prerequisite for Success. Richard Sherman, Football cornerback.

  22. Confidence is not about speak, about words. It’s really about actions taken by someone. It’s not given to anyone. It’s earned. Kirby Smart, American Football coach.

  23. Preparation creates Confidence. Bobby Wagner, Football linebacker.

  24. I feel like nobody in the NFL can guard any of us, and that’s no disrespect to nobody. That’s just the confidence that I got in myself and the wideouts I’ve got around me. Tyreek Hill, Football wide receiver.

  25. Just find what works for you, what style suits you best, and just be confident enough to rock it. Odell Beckham Jr., Football wide receiver.

  26. It’s like a pack of wolves, and you have to count on the guy next to you. I try to build up that confidence, build up a level of trust, because the defenses I’ve been on that are always the best are the ones where you’re not alone. Harrison Smith, Football safety.

  27. Knowledge is confidence. And confidence lets you play fast. Bill Parcells, American former football coach.

  28. Confidence comes from hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication. Roger  Staubach, American former football player.

  29. Fear is lacking confidence, and I don’t want people who I’m playing against to have confidence that they can beat me. So let me try to make them fearful of me, not confident with me. Dick Butkus, American former football player.

  30. I won’t ever apologize for my Confidence because it Offended your Insecurity. Deion Sanders, American football coach.

  31. Confidence is my natural odor. Please don’t allow my confidence to offend your insecurities. I truly Believe in me 100% and I’m willing to stand in the line of fire for what I believe in. Deion Sanders, American football coach.

  32. Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing being wrong. Emmitt Smith, American former football player.

  33. You have to go with the person who you have the most confidence in, the most consistent. And if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work, but I’m going down with that person. Bill Belichick, American football coach.

  34. A lot of performance is based on confidence, knowing what you’re doing, and being familiar, and not thinking too much and trying to play at confident game speed. Bill Belichick, American football coach.

  35. You can’t dream up confidence. Confidence is born of demonstrated ability. Bill Parcells, former American football coach.

  36. Confidence is only born out of one thing ­ demonstrated ability. It is not born of anything else. You cannot dream up confidence. You cannot fabricate it. You cannot wish it. You have to accomplish it. Bill Parcells, former American football coach.

  37. Humble enough to prepare, confident enough to perform. Tom Coughlin, former American football coach.

  38. If you are prepared, you will be confident, and will do the job. Tom Landry, former American football player.

  39. Confidence comes from knowing what you’re doing. If you are prepared for something, you usually do it. If not, you usually fall flat on your face. Tom Landry, former American football player.

  40. If you’re going to take gambles, you must have one thing: self-confidence. Don Shula, former American football coach.

  41. When you stand and overcome a significant setback, you’ll find an increasing inner confidence and self-assurance that has been created by conquering defeat. Bill Walsh, American football coach.

  42. As you gain experience, you mature as an individual, and along with that comes the confidence that you have the ability to solve problems. Chuck Noll, American football coach.

  43. Confidence is a very fragile thing, and it certainly is something that has to start with your mental approach and your ability to respond and stay focused and not allow negative thoughts to enter into your own mind. Bill Cowher, American football coach.

  44. What does swagger mean? I say, it’s confidence. Confidence that comes from winning. Jimmy Johnson, former football coach.

  45. You get your confidence back by playing. There’s not a magical motivational speech. Kyle Shanahan, American football coach.

  46. Confidence is a challenge for every athlete, every performer out there. To keep one’s confidence high is also a challenge, and that’s where the mental toughness of the game comes in. Sean McDermott, American football coach.

  47. If you don’t come your best or if you don’t bring your best every Sunday or every time you take that field, you’re going to get beat. But I think just in terms of staying positive and staying confident I think that plays a huge factor into being able to win football games. Matt LaFleur, American football coach.

  48. Once you get a couple good plays, you get confidence and it carries over. Stephen Gostkowski, Football placekicker.

  49. I told some people before, that if five years from now, or 10 years, if I am still playing in the NFL, this whole kind of story just fits who I am. It just shows that with hard work and confidence in yourself and belief in yourself, you can accomplish your dreams. Devlin Hodges, Football quarterback.

  50. The confidence and the comfort level just comes with playing a lot and practicing. Obviously, the more you practice, the more you play, the more comfortable you get. Devlin Hodges, Football quarterback.

  51. As a quarterback, you have to have a short memory. Don’t lose your confidence, and stay within yourself. Don’t try to do too much. Bill Cowher, Football player.

  52. Anytime you are successful, I think that breeds confidence. Case Keenum, Football quarterback.

  53. When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. – Joe Namath, American football player.



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