This can easily be done in your first game. When you are on offense, pick a pass play (the plays that show routes that the receivers run). When the play starts, take a few steps back as the quarterback and press any button that is shown over a receiver's head. The receiver will hopefully catch it but there are a lot of dropped passes in this game so he might not. If he doesn't, keep trying.
This can be done with two controllers. With your second controller, pick Field Goal Block so no one is covering your receivers and then just tap a button to lob the ball and have your receiver catch it.