Enough Arm Strength
Though there is a legitimate conversation that can be had about Fromm’s arm strength, that does not necessarily mean that he is completely unable to throw the ball. He showed against Murray State that though he may be seen as a more of a field-general, he can still sling it when the time calls for like in the play below.
On a first-and-10 from the Bulldogs 20 yard line, Fromm found George Pickens for a 43-yard gain. Pre-snap, Fromm who is lined up in the “T” formation, sends one of his two backs into motion.
Once the ball is snapped, Fromm looks to the motioned back as his first read and immediately realizes that the Murray St. linebacker and corner did not engage with the receivers coming off the line. Fromm then moves his read to the complete opposite side of the field where he sees that Pickens has built a cushion from his defender. He uses all of his arm to throw cross-body as Pickens continues to stride down the field. When the ball comes within reaching distance of Pickens, he jumps into the air, extending his arms just enough so that he hauls in the ball and falls to the turf for a first down.
Though a 40-yard throw is what seems like a check down for Josh Allen, Fromm still has the capability to make those throws if need be. Now, more than ever the Buffalo Bills need a quality backup quarterback if they are to capitalize on the Super Bowl window that they have.
If Allen were to ever go down with an injury, as he puts his body on the line when running the ball, having a quarterback to can still extend the field will be critical. This, especially due to the speed the Bills have sideline-to-sideline with John Brown and Stefon Diggs.