Definition of fade back in English:

fade back

phrasal verb

American Football
  • Move back from the scrimmage line.

    ‘When you are do going to do a blitz, run up to the line of scrimmage then fade back until you are behind the ref [referee].’
    • ‘He can fade back, take a five-step drop, and just before he throws it, look into a camera and say, "Mel Kiper, this is for you."’
    • ‘On pass plays, drops back as quarterback begins to fade back, picks up legality of blocks by near linemen.’
    • ‘Notice the way a Pro quarterback FADES back almost with the HIKE.’