There’s a lot to learn from Pete about rigging a football jig. First, think about the situation you are fishing in. Are they chomping or is the bite tough? That question will help determine the size and action you want in a bait.
How to Rig a Football Jig for Situations When the Bite is Hot
If the bite is hot you'll want to do minimal modification to the bait. Leave the skirt completely on the bait and rig the jig with a fast style trailer.
How to Rig a Football Jig for Situations When the Bite is Cold
If the bite isn't very good that day, it can be beneficial to make some modifications to the jig. To start, you should trim the skirt. The optimal place to do so is right behind the hook point. You'll also want to throw on a slower action chunk style trailer that won't move as much to make the bait as subtle as possible.