Moving the ball downfield in the NFL requires a combination of strategy, technique, and ability. While you can sometimes get away with running the same plays repeatedly, any good defense will make adjustments. And when that happens, you’ll need to use different skills to get the ball to your weapons. The latest in EA’s yearly gridiron franchise is no different. Here’s how to throw a lob pass in Madden 24.
How to Throw a Lob Pass in Madden 24
To throw a lob pass in Madden 24, quickly tap and release the designated receiver button. The ball will float out of the quarterback’s hand and reach the receiver more slowly than other throws. You can also throw high and low lob passes by holding LB/L1 or LT/L2, respectively, and holding the appropriate receiver input.
Don’t hold the button. Don’t hold and release the button. If you do, you’ll throw a bullet pass or a touch pass. Both of these could lead to unexpected interceptions (INTs). Moreover, keep your QB’s arm strength in mind when doing a lob pass, as some will go further than others, depending on the stat.
Throwing a lob pass in Madden 24 typically puts a lot of air under the ball, arcing it toward the receiver (WR), tight end (TE), or running back (RB). Unlike the bullet pass, this throw requires a bit more finesse and timing to pull off. That’s especially true with the new Skill Based Passing 2.0 changes. You can also throw low and high lob passes. Hold LB/R1 or LT/R2, respectively, and tap the appropriate receiver input to do so.
How to Use a Lob Pass
The lob pass can be risky. However, it can lead to a big gain or touchdown if you hit your receiver in stride. It’s integral to any QB’s repertoire. And, though it’s not always successful, it can stretch the defense and force defensive coordinators to rethink their game plans.
- Usually, a lob pass is used to get over all the defenders.
- It gives any target the chance to gain significant yards after catch (YAC).
- It also has the opportunity to put the ball out of reach of the defender.
- Since it’s slower than a bullet pass, it can leave you open to a sack or INT.
These throws are great for deep routes, such as a hail mary, streak, or deep corner. As your receiver runs up-field, you can hit them in stride. The lob pass is also a great choice for getting over the defensive line and any encroaching linebackers. It can put your receiver ahead of a defensive back (DB) or even lead them away from a cornerback (CB). Finally, it can also get over the hands of blitzers and linemen.
Lobs can be tricky to pull off — and not just because of timing. The input is similar to that of a touch pass, and I’ve found myself throwing that instead of a lob several times. If you’re having issues with the timing or feeling, I suggest heading over to the Training Camp mode and using the Skills Trainer challenges to get things down.
But those are the very basics for how to throw a lob pass in Madden 24. There’s a lot more to learn about the technique than that, but you’ll get more familiar with it the more you practice and play. Get out on the practice field and give it a shot.