Three throws with Scho: Shoebox throws

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A moment that is seared into my mind comes courtesy of FOX broadcaster Gus Johnson, who has delivered numerous memorable moments through his career. It stems from a Big Ten Championship game between Michigan State and Iowa a few years back, that saw Connor Cook lead the Spartans on a game-winning drive in the closing moments.

During that drive, Cook hit on a seam route up the right hashmarks against a Cover-2 coverage from the Hawkeyes, with a defender playing the receiver with tight coverage. As Johnson exclaimed, Cook “threw it into a shoebox.”

In the years since, I have often worked that phrase into discussions of quarterback play, making sure to attribute Johnson’s flowery description in the process. Playing quarterback is damn hard, and when you can make those shoebox throws, you’re doing something special.

We see more than a few such throws in this week’s installment of Three Throws With Scho.

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

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Jared Goff, Detroit Lions

Davis Mills, Houston Texans

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Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

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Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams

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