We choose the quarterback who finished the season for those clubs. Even with backups, Osweiler and Wilson are the tallest and shortest quarterbacks, respectively. Most NFL backups are between the optimal heights of 6'2" and 6'5", with a handful standing between 6'0" and 6'1".
The average height of an NFL quarterback is about 6'2", with the range going from about 5'10" to 7'2". The shortest quarterback in the league is Andrew Luck (6'0"). The tallest is Daniel Jones (6'4").
The difference in height between the shortest and longest QBs is 4 inches. The distance from the floor to the top of the chest is called the sternum bone. The ribs connect to the sternum at both ends. The space between the ribs is called the thoracic cavity. It's a common misconception that it takes more strength to throw a short pass than a long one; actually, it's just harder to get the ball downfield accurately if you're not very tall. There are two types of passes used in the NFL: short and deep. Short passes are thrown within 20 yards of the line of scrimmage, while deep passes are thrown beyond 20 yards. Generally, short passes are easier to complete and longer passes require more accuracy.
In conclusion, the shortest quarterback in the NFL is Andrew Luck and the tallest is Daniel Jones. The average height is about 6'2".
Kyler Murray is the shortest quarterback in the NFL, standing at 5'10" ". Russell Wilson and Drew Brees both stand 5'11" ". Kyler Murray, at 207 pounds, is the smallest quarterback in terms of weight. Wilson was listed at 210 pounds during his Arizona State days while Brees weighs in at 225 pounds.
Other small quarterbacks include Blake Bortles (5' 10"), Jacoby Brissett (5' 10"), Mike Glennon (5' 11"), Sean Mannion (6' 0"), Trevor Siemian (6' 0"), and Ryan Tannehill (6' 3").
Bortles, Brissett, and Mannion are all under 200 pounds; Glennon, Siemian, and Tannehill are all over 220. Only two other quarterbacks in NFL history have been shorter than 6 feet: Ernie Vick of the 1950s Baltimore Colts and John Hartsock of the 1920s New York Giants. Both were 5' 9".
In addition to being the lightest quarterback in the NFL, Kyler Murray is also the fastest, with a 40-yard dash time of 4.72 seconds. He also has the highest career completion percentage among current quarterbacks not named Aaron Rodgers or Matt Ryan, finishing each season with 62 percent or higher three times.
Brock Osweiler of the Denver Broncos is the NFL's tallest quarterback right now. He is 6 feet 8 inches tall. In fact, he is the tallest player in the NFL at any offensive position. Other tall guys have served as NFL quarterbacks. Most played in the 1950s, when defenses were still pretty vanilla. Some even made it to the Pro Bowl. But none are currently active in the league.
The list of Brock Osweiler's teammates:
Tom Brady (6 feet 3 inches) - New England Patriots
Carson Palmer (6 feet 2 inches) - Cincinnati Bengals
Ryan Tannehill (6 feet 4 inches) - Miami Dolphins
Andy Dalton (6 feet 2 inches) - Cincinnati Bengals
Kirk Cousins (6 feet 1 inch) - Washington Redskins
Mike Glennon (6 feet 4 inches) - Chicago Bears
Josh McCown (6 feet 0 inches) - New York Jets
Matt Moore (6 feet 3 inches) - Atlanta Falcons
Sam Bradford (6 feet 3 inches) - Philadelphia Eagles
Jared Goff (6 feet 3 inches) - Los Angeles Rams
The number one overall choice. Quarterbacks (Georgia's Jake Fromm had the second shortest hands at 8.875 inches, with Princeton's Kevin Davidson having the smallest at 8.25 inches)...
Wilson Wilson became only the second black starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl, joining Doug Williams in Super Bowl XXII. He also became the smallest quarterback to win a Super Bowl, standing 5'11" taller than Len Dawson, Joe Theismann, and Drew Brees (all 6'0").
Williams was also the first black quarterback to win the Super Bowl. He accomplished this feat in 1992 after winning the 1991 NFL Championship with Buffalo Bills. The last black quarterback to win the Super Bowl was Brett Favre in 2009. He was able to do so with the Minnesota Vikings despite not being the starter during the season; he replaced injured veteran Kurt Warner at the beginning of the year and led them to victory.
There have been other black quarterbacks who have played in the NFL, such as Doug Williams's backup Mark Clayton and Donovan McNabb of the Washington Redskins. However, they were not starters for their teams and therefore could not claim the title of "shortest quarterback to win the Super Bowl".
The shortest quarterback to win the Super Bowl is Wilson Dillard with 5'10", 1/8th of an inch shorter than his brother Dominque Dillard who was also drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1995 but did not make it out of training camp. They are the only two brothers to be selected in the same NFL draft but only one of them made it out of training camp. The other one was released by the team after drafting him.
NFL left tackles may be as tall as 6-foot-9 and as heavy as 340 pounds. In the realm of skyscrapers, Charles Leno is your unassuming, robust office building that is just getting the job done.
On the other hand, the NFL features some of the world's smallest athletes. Most positions are not playable until a player is of a specific size, however several shorter players have achieved success in the league at other skill positions.
Tejan Koroma, at 6 feet tall, is the shortest offensive lineman. Eddie LeBaron stood 5' 7" and weighed 168 pounds. He played for the Detroit Lions from 1950 to 1952.
The average height of all major league baseball players is 6 feet 3 inches, with a weight of 220 pounds. The average height of all major league basketball players is 6 feet 8 inches, with a weight of 250 pounds. And the average height of all major league football players is 6 feet 2 inches, with a weight of 225 pounds.
In college football, the median height of all linemen is 6 feet 1 inch, with a weight of 260 pounds. The average height of all NFL offensive linemen is 6 feet 4 inches, with a weight of 315 pounds.
And the average height of all NBA basketball players is 6 feet 8 inches, with a weight of 265 pounds. The median height of all NBA players is 6 feet 6 inches.
In terms of team sports, the median height of all NHL hockey players is 6 feet 2 inches, with a weight of 210 pounds. The average height of all MLB baseball players is 6 feet 3 inches, with a weight of 240 pounds.