Chris Brown tells you everything you need to know about running and throwing a fade route against press coverage.
It’s one part of Aaron Murray’s game that’s not quite polished yet. It’s not as easy to master as it looks, though.
… The quarterback’s assignment is simple but the techniques take a lot of time to master. The fade is thrown off a three-step drop (or one step from shotgun) to a spot 18-22 yards downfield, and approximately five-to-six yards from the sideline. Obviously, one of the big mistakes you see is the quarterback who throws this pass out of bounds; it’s amazing how frequent that happens. The difficult comes with properly extending the arm, getting that medium arc down (it’s not a bullet and it isn’t a bomb throw), right to the outside shoulder. One common way to practice this is to put a trash can at 20 yards deep and tell the quarterback to drop the ball in the trash can (which you can’t do unless you have the right arc on the throw), and you can even simulate a free safety hustling to get over there to make sure there isn’t too much arc.
And that’s basically it — now go on the field and practice this a few thousand times…