I’ll never forget playing backyard football with my friends in the neighborhood, and critiquing each other’s throwing motions like we were Jon Gruden or something.
Needless to say, it was easy to see which kids weren’t gonna be playing quarterback, because they threw a football the same way you swat at bees. However, there are some kids that can actually throw the football pretty dang well with an awful throwing motion. At times, they’re even good enough to be the starting quarterback in high school.
But making it to college to play quarterback with a bad throwing motion?
Now that’s a rarity, because college recruits are so big on fundamentals…
This doesn’t mean there aren’t a few exceptions though.
I was watching college football highlights on Sunday morning, and came across this viral clip from the game between Baylor and Long Island. Now, I would never in a million years have any desire to watch Baylor play a low FCS team, but Long Island’s quarterback caught my eye immediately.
Let me introduce you to Chris Howell, the freshman starting quarterback for the Long Island Sharks.
I’ll go ahead and say it, I think I tore my labrum just watching this guy throw a football. Seriously, my whole body cringed when I saw him rear back to throw it.
It’s hard to really put into words how Howell throws a football, almost underhand? But nevertheless, it’s earned him a starting spot at quarterback for a division one football team.
Baylor ultimately won the game 30-7, but I’d say Howell’s throwing motion stole the show.