Kyler Murray's Throwing Motion

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  1. Solar7

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    I've been watching a lot of everything the Cards have offered on the site since Rookie Minicamp started, and the thing that really stood out to me was how awesome Kyler's throwing motion comes out so quick. It's effortless, compact, and powerful. That's exciting.

    But, it kinda reminds me of the sidearm-esque passing that Rivers does, which was a concern when he was coming out. Sorry to add my constant negative to the positive, but I feel like Rivers gets away with it because of height (which is something that was noted in scouting reports way back in the day).

    Is there any good analysis to watch regarding Kyler's release point?
     
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    Mahomes has that funky baseball delivery too.... guess if it works, what's there to knock :)
     
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    I prefer the landing point... :p
     
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    His Rosen breakdown is pretty good as well. It was one of the things that helped me get over shock of drafting KM.
     
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    It's a product of his T-Rex arms.
     
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    There's something about throwing a baseball that correlates to throwing a football. For starters, I was a baseball player before I was ever a football player. I was a catcher & 3rd baseman & my Dad taught me how to cock my wrist in a downward motion before releasing the ball. That allowed me to throw darts to 2nd from home plate or darts across the diamond from 3rd to 1st. It was a learned motion, but it became effortless over time. Once I started playing football, I noticed that I could throw a tight, effortless spiral with the same release that I used throwing a baseball. Now, I never did play QB, even though I had coaches that wanted me to. I liked hitting people way more than I liked getting hit. But even today, at 61 years old, I can still throw a tight, accurate pass. I completely understand why former baseball players like Wilson, Mahomes, and Murray have effortless releases.
     
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    All you need to know is 5 batted balls all last season
    Nuff said
    He’s at the top of the game throwing the ball
     
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    This is actually a positive thread about Kyler from me, and the usual crowd comes in to defend him like I'm trashing him, haha. I was just hoping for more analysis.
     
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    There is no correlation between batted passes and height.

    I think this is because shorter QBs look for better passing windows instead of trying to throw over taller defenders.
     
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    I'm on record several times here, as wanting to give Rosen another year, with competent offensive coaching...

    But it's been painfully obvious we can't build an offensive line, so hopefully this kid can do a decent Russel Wilson impersonation, if he can, maybe it was the right choice.... If not..... Well.... At least his rookie contract is fully guaranteed.
     
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    QBs who are used to throwing while moving or shifting often don’t have what some consider model throwing motions. I don’t see this being an issue with Murray. He is consistently accurate and has little drift on his throws.
     
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    oh my god. Dude, you officially have Kyler Murray-Derangement Syndrome.
     
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