I think you missed the big picture.…..and exactly how many times in a game does a QB have the pocket time to step into a 60+ yard throw that isn’t a Hail Mary at the end of a half or at the end of a game?
Mills’ arm will prove to be more than adequate if the Texans offense improves along the OL and in the running game. The potential weapons in the passing game should help Mills be very efficient.
That was why I said Brady's arm strength was underrated by many, including on this forum.
With such an arm, he can take advantage of guys like Randy Moss, etc.
But more importantly, the defense knows his real arm strength.
They can't afford to play these speedy receiver one on one or they would get burned.
And if they keep a safety shaded on that side?
Well, they just gave Brady and the other receivers more room to operate elsewhere.
It's just that the air yard that is the easiest way for a normal fan to gauge a QB's arm strength.
But also, I had mentioned Brady and others throwing while not in a position to step up or set up properly for the throw.
Again, that Brady's video also shows some of the throws where he basically throw from a standing position or while he didn't have room to step into the throw.
I also mentioned throws against the body, when the QB motions to one side of the field, but has to make the throw back to the other side.
Or when the Center or the Guard (a blocker in general) get pushed back into him and he has to throw muddy over the blocker and the rusher.
Those are different instances when a QB needs to have a strong arm since he cannot use his leg(s) to help generate the torque.