My son received the NFL Pro Grip Nerf Football Minnesota Vikings for his birthday recently.
The football seems very well made, we have a few Nerf products and most have not been a disappointment. This football is one of the items that my son enjoys.
It is good in size, smaller then an official license football, so kids of most sizes will not have any trouble throwing this. It has pro grip texture for easy throwing and catching.
My son and his dad will often go out in the backyard and throw this football around. My husband says it is a good starter football before kids go on to the real thing. It is nice to learn on because it will not hurt if it accidentally hits you. It is NERF so you know it is fairly soft.
If you are looking for a football to throw away with your kids, yet want something safe and easy for them to learn on, go with the Nerf brand. You won't be disappointed.