How to Throw a Football Like a NFL Quarterback


Pro football quarterbacks make throwing a football look easy. You can learn to throw a football with the same technique the pros use. You may not have the arm of an NFL quarterback, but you can improve your aim and accuracy.

Place your thumb and index finger parallel to the white line (not the stitching) toward the end of the football.

Place your ring finger and your middle finger on the football's stitching. As you hold the ball your thumb and index finger should form the letter C. There should be space between your fingers and the football. Only your finger tips should be making contact with the football, not the palm of your hand. If the football seems too big for your hand, hold the ball more toward the end.

Step forward to throw with the opposite foot from the hand you are throwing with. If you throw right-handed, step forward with your left foot. The foot you move forward and your throwing elbow should point toward where you want the ball to go.

Place the your arm back behind your ear, leading with your elbow. Propel the ball forward as you step forward. Release the ball first with your pinky finger, followed by your ring finger, then your middle finger and finally your index finger. Put some force in the throw.

Practice throwing the ball using this technique over and over again. The more you practice, the better your throws will get.