How Fast Does a Quarterback Throw a Football?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 3, 2020 6:06:14 AM ET
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Most starting NFL quarterbacks throw the football with a velocity in excess of 50 miles per hour. Pass velocity is usually only measured at the NFL scouting combine, but since NFL prospects usually have above-average velocity for college quarterbacks, it's safe to assume the average is lower at lower levels.

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