The Best QB Throws: Week 12

Your weekly dose of phenomenal throws from across the NFL

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.


Jalen Hurts to DeVonta Smith


A beautiful throw into triple coverage from Jalen Hurts to DeVonta Smith in overtime to setup the game-winning touchdown had all the hallmarks of a truly elite throw. The poise in the pocket, the confidence in his receiver’s route and the perfect execution all make this throw the best of the week by far.


Joshua Dobbs to Brandon Powell


Life was a little tough on Joshua Dobbs this week as he was credited with four interceptions in the Vikings’ crushing loss to the Bears on Monday Night Football. Still, in the haywire of all the tipped balls for turnovers, Dobbs did manage to produce this dime to Brandon Powell, an underrated receiver with a lot of promise.


Aidan O’Connell to Jakobi Meyers


This was an exciting play for two reasons – first, it is a young rookie quarterback showing talent and execution; and second, the future is bright ofr the Raiders with this kind of combination in an offense that is becoming so far removed from the inept showings under their previous coach. Aidan O’Connell, great throw. Jakobi Meyers, sensational catch.


Dorian Thompson-Robinson to Amari Cooper


You won’t see a better back shoulder throw under pressure while pedalling backwards than this throw from Dorian Thompson-Robinson on third and long in a big situation against the Broncos. Veteran Amari Cooper makes it look like an easy play but this throw was a high difficulty effort from DTR.


Patrick Mahomes to Travis Kelce


Not only do I love the camera angle on this threaded ball from Patrick Mahomes to his favorite target, Travis Kelce. I also love the way Mahomes positions this throw betweem the coverage. It almost looks like he threw a ghost ball through players. Elite!


Matthew Stafford to Tyler Higbee


The gunslinger returns as Matthew Stafford sidearm slings this pass high and away to Tyler Higbee who makes a good catch to haul in the dart. This is the kind of adventurous, exciting throw that made Stafford a Super Bowl champion. We want more!


Desmond Ridder to Bijan Robinson


This throw looks all kinds of funky but lets give credit where credit is due for Desmond Ridder, who made plays and produced a throw like this under pressure in the fourth quarter in a big spot for his team – rookie running back Bijan Robinson finally seeing the targets he deserves out of the backfield.


Kenny Pickett to George Pickens


I might be going against the grain here but this is one of my favorite quarterback to wideout combinations in the NFL. The blossoming relationship between Kenny Pickett and his young receivers is enjoyable to watch and the sophmore quarterback in improving slowly, maybe not fast enough for some but that’s ok. A perfectly flighted ball to George Pickens was the stand out moment of the Steelers humbling the Bengals.


Feature image by Michael Packard (@CollectingPack on Twitter) / Photography by Andy Lewis/ Icon Sportswire

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