Josh Allen Favored Over Patrick Mahomes in Hypothetical Contest for Farthest Throw
Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Josh Allen.
- Josh Allen "challenged" Patrick Mahomes to a throwing contest in a Barstool interview on Friday.
- Odds were posted only hours later, with Allen (-140) favored over Mahomes (+110).
Today on Barstool Sports’ Evening Yak, Josh Allen — owner of big hands — stopped by the show to talk a little football.
At the end of the interview, PFT Commenter tossed out a “headline grab” question: Who can throw the ball farther? You or Patrick Mahomes?
Allen’s response: “We can find out.”
— Barstool Radio (@BarstoolRadio) February 1, 2019
Mahomes isn’t going to just sit back and leave the folks eagerly waiting, though. Why would he? Kid can throw a pigskin a quarter mile.
Who is hosting this event? https://t.co/gmkYHjwcWq
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes5) February 1, 2019
These days, it doesn’t take too long until oddsmakers weigh in on hypothetical contests, beefs, fights and so on.
Who Can Throw The Ball Farthest?
- Josh Allen: -140
- Patrick Mahomes: +110
Even though Mahomes will likely win the NFL MVP on Saturday and Allen’s Bills went 6-10 behind his sub-70 passer rating, it’s the latter who is favored.
Let’s find some footage…
There’s a casual 80-yard toss for Mahomes. He’s also been clocked at 96 mph with a baseball. Safe to say he has a fairly strong arm.
How about the favorite?
Everyone’s out here chucking the deep ball. It appears as if Allen was throwing with less effort, too, which is perhaps the reason why he’s been given the edge per the oddsmakers.
Both of these videos are a tad bit old, so it’s even possible both guys can throw even farther now.
I personally don’t have a strong feeling either way, but I do feel far more bettors will hit on Mahomes given his success this season. If you want to bet Allen, you might be better off waiting a bit.
Hopefully this contest actually happens. We want answers! Fingers crossed.