Originally Posted by ObsiWan
From what you've shown here everyone is covered.
Case is still inside the "tackle box". If he "throws it away" now... from here... it's intentional grounding. He has to take off and run to get outside the tackle box to even have that option. Throwing it, from here, in the direction of the RB or the TE, Graham, risks a pick six.
What you suggest is a very risky option.
His only option is to run outside the tackle box so he can toss it away without penalty.
Unfortunately, he didn't make it.
No, Nitro is on the money. He could throw a safe pass leading the TE & RB away from the coverage. He also could have thrown it over either receivers head..... uncatchable to effectively get around an intentional grounding penalty.
The 2nd worst thing that could happen there (a pick 6 would have been the worst) was to fumble it there, recovered by the other team & that's what happened. If you're honest about it, it turns an otherwise amazing first time start into something a little more mundane (considering it was his second sack fumble). & there are some here that don't want to believe Case's first start, though promising, was more mundane than amazing.