More praise from Matt Hinton:
Saturday’s win over Tennessee was a low-key clinic: Fromm dropped back 30 times, wasn’t hit, didn’t leave the pocket on a scramble, and was forced to get rid of the ball under pressure just once (for a short completion). By my stopwatch, he averaged just shy of 2.5 seconds between snap and release; on his 23 non-pressure completions, he averaged 2.27 seconds, effectively rendering the pass rush moot. Outside of short-yardage and goal-line situations, the Vols were usually content with a standard 3- or 4-man rush, and on the rare occasions that they tried to bring heat from unexpected angles Fromm diagnosed it instantly.
After 33 career starts, there might be some lingering quibbles about his downfield arm strength — it’s fine, but is it elite? — and his ability to make plays on the fly if his rhythm is disrupted. But answering the latter would require someone actually forcing him out of his comfort zone, and the next team that manages that this season will be the first.
With regard to that arm strength question, Hinton does post this clip of Fromm’s best throw of the night.
I’ll take it.