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.
Kirk Cousins to KJ Osborn
A big-time throw under quick pressure from Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins on 3rd & 5 to extend a drive late in the fourth quarter with the Vikings ahead by 10. Cousins has been sensational through three games and this is a throw that screams of experience. Over the years, Cousins has been one of the most pressured quarterbacks in the league. To pull off a throw of this quality requires learning from many situations like this. A nice route and catch from emerging second-year receiver KJ Osborn.
Justin Herbert to Keenan Allen
You can see why Head Coach Brandon Staley labelled Justin Herbert a “gangster quarterback” after his remarkable performance against the Chiefs on Sunday. This beautiful pump fake fools the entire Chiefs defense at all three levels before Herbert then fires the ball on a fading jump shot into the arms of Keenan Allen. Elite!
Joe Burrow to Ja’Marr Chase
This is starting to look a lot like two stellar college kids enjoying themselves on a weekly basis in the backyard that is actually the National Football League. Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase are picking up where they left off from their time with LSU. They have now connected for touchdown passes in each of the Bengals’ three games this season, including two on Sunday against the Steelers. This beautiful deep ball from Burrow, working neatly in the pocket, is perfectly placed for Chase to haul it in while in full stride. Breathtaking stuff from the NFL’s new deep threat golden boys.
Trevor Lawrence to D.J. Chark
Yes, the turnovers are an issue for Trevor Lawrence in Jacksonville but let’s cut the rookie some slack. He is playing behind a horrible offensive line and a less-than-perfect supporting cast. Still, he is making some amazing plays and he is certainly living up to the hype in terms of his mechanics and ability to execute some of the hardest throws any quarterback has to make to be successful in pro football. When Lawrence is given time to work out of the pocket, like in this instance, he is clinical. Working through his progressions and scanning the entire field for options quickly, Lawrence then hurls a perfectly placed dart to the back end of the endzone for D.J. Chark. Mouthwatering!
Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams
Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams is as automatic as it gets. Even when you know it’s coming, it is often near impossible to stop. The quick backfoot release and pinpoint accuracy on this throw from the Green Bay legend is elegantly hauled in by Adams as he turns his body to secure the ball and then protect it from the cornerback. A joy to watch.
Dak Prescott to Cedric Wilson
Since returning after a horrible injury last season, Dak Prescott has been nothing short of sensational. He has made every kind of throw at all three levels and he has made it look far too easy. There were more important throws than this one in the Cowboys’ convincing win over the Eagles, however, Dak’s poise in the pocket, his vision downfield, his sweet mechanics, and his execution when throwing into traffic was all on show on this missile to Cedric Wilson. Lovely stuff.
Matthew Stafford to Desean Jackson
Matthew Stafford carved the Super Bowl Champions apart in a virtuoso performance for the Rams in their win over Tampa Bay at the weekend. The supporting cast for Stafford is the best he has had in his career and he is like a kid in a toy shop, spreading his love around to all his many options. Desean Jackson was back doing Desean Jackson-things downfield once again at SoFi Stadium.
Teddy Bridgewater to Tim Patrick
The Denver Broncos are 3-0 and Teddy Bridgewater has executed the offense perfectly through three games. Even when he was up 23-0 late in the fourth quarter, he was always aggressive downfield and looked to improve his field position with whatever the Jets gave them. Tim Patrick does everything right in preparing for this perfectly placed deep ball to set up the team in the red zone. This reminded me of peak-Minnesota Vikings Teddy, which can only be a good thing looking ahead.
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