Originally Posted by SNR
That 3rd GIF in the OP perfectly demonstrates why it's so important to have a QB with a lightning-quick release, and it also demonstrates that Geno Smith has that very release.
Consider how far away the defender is when Geno starts his wind-up. Three yards? How long will it take for him to disrupt the throw? Probably a tenth of a second or so.
In that split second, Geno Smith has completed his windup and the ball is out of his hands just as he gets hit.
THAT is an elite QB, folks
And the fact that he throws it perfectly in between 3 defenders.