The Best QB Throws: Week 8

Your weekly dose of phenomenal throws from quarterbacks around the National Football League.

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.


Kyler Murray to DeAndre Hopkins


I thought Joe Buck was harsh on the commentary when he said this ball was just “thrown up” by Kyler Murray to DeAndre Hopkins. Clearly from the alternate angle replay, you can see Murray with his eyes downfield looking for the route of Hopkins. He keeps his sideways movement purposeful while preparing to change the launch angle of the throw because of the oncoming pressure. This is a phenomenal throw that Hopkins hauls down in stride after putting the move on first-round draft choice Eric Stokes.


Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb


Two things that stand out on this touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb. First, the Cardinals may have expected Rodgers not to throw and let the clock expire to end the quarter on third down, but he doesn’t catching them off-guard. Second, after a nasty pump-fake, Rodgers slings a quick slight-sidearm throw exactly in the perfect spot for Cobb to haul it in. Genius.


Mike White to Braxton Berrios


“The Mike White Game” will live long in the memory for Jets fans, and why not! Robbed of a touchdown after an amazing one-handed catch from Keelan Cole a couple of plays earlier, debut sensation Mike White was not going to be denied just before half time – this beautiful back shoulder fade to the side of the end zone was beautifully hauled in with a bit of toe drag swag from Braxton Berrios. Just lovely.


Joe Burrow to Tee Higgins


Joe Burrow may have cost his team the win after a horrible interception late in this game, however he also recorded his eighth straight game with at least two touchdown passes, which is good enough for the longest streak in the NFL. This exceptional deep ball to Tee Higgins was perfectly placed over the cornerback and away from the safety. More please, Joe.


Matthew Stafford to Van Jefferson


Matthew Stafford man-handled the Texans defense with ease at the weekend, propelling the Rams out to a 38-0 lead before Sean McVay showed some mercy. This deep ball to Van Jefferson in stride is the kind of throw nobody in football gets tired of seeing. The purest form of the game at its best.


Justin Fields to Jesse James


The future in Chicago is bright – Justin Fields is starting to show signs of coming out of the steep learning curve to becoming an elite starter in the NFL. His performances over the past two weeks have been mightily encouraging. This ripper of a throw on the run to hit tight end Jesse James for the touchdown was his best throw so far in the league. Check out that view from the back of the end zone, too. Fantastic!


Josh Allen to Stefon Diggs


Josh Allen isn’t allowed to have a bye week ever again – it’s not the same without seeing one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL producing magic. In this game, he waited until the fourth quarter to ping this sensational back-foot throw under pressure right into the arms of Stefon Diggs, slicing the Dolphins defense right through the middle. Elite.


Geno Smith to Tyler Lockett


Winning his first game since 2016, Geno Smith had a banner day against the hapless Jaguars defense. Throwing for two touchdowns and adding another on the ground, Smith was the catalyst for a convincing Seahawks victory. This pass to Tyler Lockett was initially ruled a touchdown but was called back on review. It was a beautifully floated pass for Lockett to lay out and grab it.


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