Every week we will bring you a selection of the best throws from quarterbacks across the NFL. Did you see an amazing throw worthy of inclusion? If so, you can tweet @TheQBList on Twitter to let us know and we’ll give you a shout-out here in the article if your tip makes the cut.
Matt Ryan to Mike Davis
It was a miserable night for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football, however this short pass to Mike Davis inside his own 5-yard line was a delightful throw, perfectly executed over Matthew Judon in coverage. The quarterback is asked to make all kinds of throws on gamedays and we haven’t featured too many of these shorter passes in this article over the season. This deserves a mention.
Colt McCoy to A.J. Green
Colt McCoy continued his impressive run in relief of Kyler Murray as the Cardinals convincingly knocked off division rivals the Seahawks on the back of his two touchdown throws to Zach Ertz. The most impressive throw of the day from McCoy came on a key third down deep in his own territory in the second quarter. The veteran backup found wideout A.J. Green down the sideline for a big 31-yard gain, setting up Arizona’s second score to put them in the driving seat.
Kirk Cousins to Justin Jefferson
The connection between Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson is becoming one of the most exciting and prolific in the NFL. The two of them shred the Packers secondary for 169 yards and two touchdowns. It could have easily been three but this terrific deep ball for the former LSU wideout to catch in stride was thwarted just short of pay dirt. Still, what a spectacular play. One of many in this game.
Aaron Rodgers to Josiah Deguara
As good as Kirk Cousins was in this thrilling game, Aaron Rodgers matched his performance all the way. Rodgers has made his reputation on extending plays and finding receivers on broken plays downfield. This game was no different. Facing a 13-point deficit just before the half, Rodgers faced a third down at the Vikings 26-yard line. He was flushed out of the pocket towards the left sideline before adjusting his body to fire a quick throw to second-year tight end Josiah Deguara for the touchdown. Vintage Rodgers.
Taylor Heinicke to Terry McLaurin
Taylor Heinicke has stepped up his performances in the past two weeks coming out of Washington’s bye week. Leading his team to back-to-back victories, Heinicke has been exceptional by leaning on his chemistry with elite receiver Terry McLaurin. McLaurin is his go-to receiver on third down and Heinicke launched this perfectly placed deep ball to “Scary Terry” for a 39-yard gain late in the first quarter, setting up Washington’s first score of the day.
Josh Allen to Stefon Diggs
Before the Indianapolis Colts and Jonathan Taylor ran all over the Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen showed his quality with this perfect sling to Stefon Diggs on the far side of the end zone for the Bills’ first score of the day. Allen wasn’t at his best in this game but he is still capable of pulling out sensational throws like this on a weekly basis.
Tyler Huntley to Sammy Watkins
Undrafted quarterback to washed up receiver for the win? Go on then! Tyler Huntley led the Ravens to victory with a game-winning fourth quarter drive that included this brilliant throw on the run on third down to Sammy Watkins to setup first and goal with just 25 seconds remaining. Top throw young man.
Justin Herbert to Keenan Allen
Quite simply one of the best throws of the season, never mind the week. Justin Herbert finds Keenan Allen on a 3rd-and-13 on the first drive of the second half, showing perfect mechanics from out of the pocket to beat the Steelers 2-man defensive scheme and drop the ball in between the split safeties for a 30-yard gain. Sensational.
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