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A QB's arm strength is routinely exaggerated, so it is hard to find true information. However, I have been both a pitcher and a QB, and there is a direct coorelation between Baseball pitching MPH and the distance you should be able to throw a football. Below is a chart based upon general observations with different pitchers in the 65-MPH to 90MPH range

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MPH Expected Football Distance

65 45 Yards

70 50 Yards

75 55 Yards

80 60 Yards

85 65 Yards

90 70 Yards

95 75 Yards (estimated)

100 80 Yards (estimated)

These observations are based upon near sea-level altitudes with no-wind. If you were throwing in Mile-High stadium, you could add another 8-10% to these figures.

Rarely will you see an NFL QB throw the ball (in the air) longer than 60 yards. Also know that any quarterback can throw the ball 100 yards if the wind at their back was strong enough.

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In a game, the longest verifiable throw of an American football is 82 or 83 yards. It took place between Dallas Cowboys QB Don Meredith and superstar receiver Bob Hayes. It resulted in a 95 yard touchdown.

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The longest completed pass in the NFL (who cares about attempts, really?) is 99 yards, by the following QB's on the dates listed. (http://www.nfl.com/history/randf/records/indiv/passing)

Frank Filchock (to Farkas), Washington vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 15, 1939

George Izo (to Mitchell), Washington vs. Cleveland, Sept. 15, 1963

Karl Sweetan (to Studstill), Detroit vs. Baltimore, Oct. 16, 1966

Sonny Jurgensen (to Allen), Washington vs. Chicago, Sept. 15, 1968

Jim Plunkett (to Branch), L.A. Raiders vs. Washington, Oct. 2, 1983

Ron Jaworski (to Quick), Philadelphia vs. Atlanta, Nov. 10, 1985

Stan Humphries (to Martin), San Diego vs. Seattle, Sept. 18, 1994

Brett Favre (to Brooks), Green Bay vs. Chicago, Sept. 11, 1995

Trent Green (to Boerigter), Kansas City vs. San Diego, Dec. 22, 2002

Jeff Garcia (to Davis), Cleveland vs. Cincinnati, Oct. 17, 2004

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Terry Bradshaw in 1975 at a football camp at Louisiana Tech in Ruston threw the ball 100 yards in the air to Roger Carr. Also John Elway threw a Nerf ball 100 yards

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I believe the farthest throw in an NFL game was John Elway (in the air) 75-80 yards

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I heard that Ray Guy, the hall of fame NFL punter could throw a football from goal line to goal line (100 yards).

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Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts once threw an NFL football 97 yards. This record just barely passed Brett Favres 95 yard throw.

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There is no definitive record for the longest football throw in history, but many believe former NFL quarterback Vinny Testaverde's 80-yard throw in the 1988

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