Madden 21 Passing: How to QB Slide in Madden 21

Mobile quarterbacks are all the rage in Madden, allowing for versatility on the field. That said, even the slowest of QBs often need to run when there’s nothing available as far as the Madden 21 passing game. There will be times when you take off with your quarterback for a first down because that’s the best option. However, as defenders close in, you’ll want to know how to QB slide in Madden 21.

How to QB slide in Madden 21 on PS4 or Xbox One

While it may seem simple, sliding takes a bit of practice to get used to. That’s because if you try to slide at the wrong moment, it can result in a different action happening. Those include diving or throwing a pass way down the field, both of which can result in a turnover. With a quarterback slide, you’re protecting yourself and the ball from that happening.

To perform a QB slide in Madden 21, you need to be advancing the ball with your quarterback. You also need to be beyond the line of scrimmage. Once you’ve run past the line of scrimmage, the slide will become available as an option.

  • To QB slide on the PlayStation 4, double-tap the square button as you’re running.
  • To QB slide on the Xbox One, double-tap the X button as you’re running.

Here’s an example of the slide during practice using Lamar Jackson.

As mentioned, practice is key to learning how to slide in Madden 21. You can always head into Exhibition mode, choose two teams, and practice sliding with the quarterback until it’s second nature. Otherwise, try it in a regular game, but be careful, because pressing the button at different times leads to other actions (see below).

It’s also worth noting that the buttons will Dive with certain players. This mostly works with the running backs, and on defense, can perform a diving tackle. In Madden 20, diving with a quarterback often led to issues, mostly in the form of fumbles. So perfecting the QB slide in Madden 21 is quite essential to avoid that.

Other Madden 21 passing game button uses

Those QB slide in Madden 21 buttons have other functions for the quarterback, and they’ll work when behind the line of scrimmage. For example, a double-tap on the button can result in a Pump Fake.

The buttons also correspond to receivers. So if you press on the Square or X button behind the line of scrimmage, it can result in a pass down the field to a receiver. Even worse, it could result in a pass down the field to a defender.

Both of these options can be dangerous if they’re not what you’re intending to do. Those pump fakes are often the downfall of many players, as they get stuck with defenders quickly able to get to them. Learning to act fast in different situations and pressing the button at the right times will be key to your Madden excellence.

Check out the quarterback Superstar X-Factor abilities to learn more about Lamar Jackson’s Truzz, a brand new X-Factor in Madden 21.

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