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Sizing Up the Quarterbacks
David Dorey
August 16, 2006
Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers  |  Tight Ends
Rank Team Top 12 QB - 2005 Ht Wt Age Exp
1 CIN Palmer, Carson 6'5" 230 26 2
2 NE Brady, Tom 6'4" 225 28 5
3 ATL Vick, Michael 6'0" 215 25 4
4 IND Manning, Peyton 6'5" 230 29 7
5 NYG Manning, Eli 6'4" 218 24 1
6 DAL Bledsoe, Drew 6'5" 238 33 12
7 NO Brees, Drew 6'0" 209 26 4
8 SEA Hasselbeck, Matt 6'4" 223 30 6
9 OAK Collins, Kerry 6'5" 245 33 10
10 GB Favre, Brett 6'2" 222 36 14
11 KC Green, Trent 6'3" 217 35 11
12 CAR Delhomme, Jake 6'2" 215 30 6
    Average Top 12 6'3" 224 30 7
 

Height - While tall quarterbacks are always desirable, surprisingly a few short guys snuck in like Vick (who mostly runs) and both Favre and Delhomme who are "only" 6'2". But mostly top quarterbacks tend to be 6'4" or 6'5". The findings are consistent with 2005.

Weight - An obvious function of height, most the quarterbacks are not "big bodied" compared to their frame. The average weight here rose 4 pounds from last year but that's insignificant. It is interesting that the heavier quarterbacks here are the pocket passers - Palmer, Manning and Bledsoe. They need the bulk to absorb hits.

Age - Just like 2005, the average age is 30 years. It would be slightly higher but Vick (25) and Eli Manning (24) brought the average down. Safest bet - that stud quarterback is going to be a veteran of at least 6 or 7 years. The very best performers of last year were all under that mark though - a sign of their talent and situation.

     
# Team Top Rookies Ht Wt Age
1.03 TEN Young, Vince 6'5" 235 23
1.10 ARI Leinart, Matt 6'5" 225 23
1.11 DEN Cutler, Jay 6'4" 228 23
2.17 NYJ Clemens, Kellen 6'2" 223 23
2.32 MIN Jackson, Tarvaris 6'2" 232 23
  Rookies - The top three quarterbacks taken were all the standard height and weight though Young is slightly heavier than the others and even is a noted runner as well. He is actually taller than either McNabb or Culpepper and a little leaner. The NFL is always in love with tall quarterbacks and the NFL draft almost always has far bigger quarterbacks drafted than what the average starter in the league is. No youngsters from last year's crop either - all are 23 years of age this season. That should help their development more than those who come out younger.

Team By Team Ht Wt Age Exp
ARZ Warner, Kurt 6'2" 219 35 8
ATL Vick, Michael 6'0" 215 26 5
BAL McNair, Steve 6'2" 230 33 11
BUF Losman, J.P. 6'2" 217 25 2
CAR Delhomme, Jake 6'2" 215 31 7
CHI Grossman, Rex 6'1" 218 26 3
CIN Palmer, Carson 6'5" 230 27 3
CLE Frye, Charlie 6'4" 217 25 2
DAL Bledsoe, Drew 6'5" 238 34 13
DEN Plummer, Jake 6'2" 212 32 9
DET Kitna, Jon 6'2" 225 34 9
DET McCown, Josh 6'4" 213 27 4
GB Favre, Brett 6'2" 222 37 15
HOU Carr, David 6'3" 220 27 4
IND Manning, Peyton 6'5" 230 30 8
JAX Leftwich, Byron 6'5" 245 26 3
KC Green, Trent 6'3" 217 36 12
MIA Culpepper, Daunte 6'4" 260 29 7
Team By Team Ht Wt Age Exp
MIN Johnson, Brad 6'5" 225 38 14
NE Brady, Tom 6'4" 225 29 6
NO Brees, Drew 6'0" 209 27 5
NYG Manning, Eli 6'4" 218 25 2
NYJ Pennington, Chad 6'3" 225 30 6
NYJ Ramsey, Patrick 6'2" 225 27 4
OAK Brooks, Aaron 6'4" 220 30 7
OAK Walter, Andrew 6'6" 230 24 2
PHI McNabb, Donovan 6'2" 240 30 7
PIT Roethlisberger, Ben 6'5" 241 24 2
SD Rivers, Philip 6'5" 228 25 2
SEA Hasselbeck, Matt 6'4" 223 31 7
SF Smith, Alex 6'4" 212 22 2
STL Bulger, Marc 6'3" 215 29 5
TB Simms, Chris 6'4" 220 26 3
TEN Volek, Billy 6'2" 214 30 6
WAS Brunell, Mark 6'1" 217 36 13
WAS Campbell, Jason 6'4" 230 25 2

By Height Ht By Weight Wt By Age Age Be Experience Exp
Walter, Andrew 6'6" Culpepper, Daunte 260 Johnson, Brad 38 Favre, Brett 15
Leftwich, Byron 6'5" Leftwich, Byron 245 Favre, Brett 37 Johnson, Brad 14
Roethlisberger, Ben 6'5" Roethlisberger, Ben 241 Green, Trent 36 Bledsoe, Drew 13
Bledsoe, Drew 6'5" McNabb, Donovan 240 Brunell, Mark 36 Brunell, Mark 13
Palmer, Carson 6'5" Bledsoe, Drew 238 Warner, Kurt 35 Green, Trent 12
Manning, Peyton 6'5" Walter, Andrew 230 Bledsoe, Drew 34 McNair, Steve 11
Rivers, Philip 6'5" Palmer, Carson 230 Kitna, Jon 34 Kitna, Jon 9
Johnson, Brad 6'5" Manning, Peyton 230 McNair, Steve 33 Plummer, Jake 9
Culpepper, Daunte 6'4" Campbell, Jason 230 Plummer, Jake 32 Manning, Peyton 8
Campbell, Jason 6'4" McNair, Steve 230 Hasselbeck, Matt 31 Warner, Kurt 8
Brady, Tom 6'4" Rivers, Philip 228 Delhomme, Jake 31 Culpepper, Daunte 7
Hasselbeck, Matt 6'4" Johnson, Brad 225 McNabb, Donovan 30 McNabb, Donovan 7
Brooks, Aaron 6'4" Brady, Tom 225 Manning, Peyton 30 Hasselbeck, Matt 7
Simms, Chris 6'4" Pennington, Chad 225 Pennington, Chad 30 Brooks, Aaron 7
Manning, Eli 6'4" Kitna, Jon 225 Brooks, Aaron 30 Delhomme, Jake 7
Frye, Charlie 6'4" Ramsey, Patrick 225 Volek, Billy 30 Brady, Tom 6
McCown, Josh 6'4" Hasselbeck, Matt 223 Culpepper, Daunte 29 Pennington, Chad 6
Smith, Alex 6'4" Favre, Brett 222 Brady, Tom 29 Volek, Billy 6
Pennington, Chad 6'3" Brooks, Aaron 220 Bulger, Marc 29 Bulger, Marc 5
Carr, David 6'3" Simms, Chris 220 Palmer, Carson 27 Vick, Michael 5
Green, Trent 6'3" Carr, David 220 Ramsey, Patrick 27 Brees, Drew 5
Bulger, Marc 6'3" Warner, Kurt 219 Carr, David 27 Ramsey, Patrick 4
McNabb, Donovan 6'2" Manning, Eli 218 McCown, Josh 27 Carr, David 4
McNair, Steve 6'2" Grossman, Rex 218 Brees, Drew 27 McCown, Josh 4
Kitna, Jon 6'2" Frye, Charlie 217 Leftwich, Byron 26 Leftwich, Byron 3
Ramsey, Patrick 6'2" Green, Trent 217 Simms, Chris 26 Palmer, Carson 3
Favre, Brett 6'2" Losman, J.P. 217 Grossman, Rex 26 Simms, Chris 3
Warner, Kurt 6'2" Brunell, Mark 217 Vick, Michael 26 Grossman, Rex 3
Losman, J.P. 6'2" Bulger, Marc 215 Campbell, Jason 25 Roethlisberger, Ben 2
Delhomme, Jake 6'2" Delhomme, Jake 215 Rivers, Philip 25 Walter, Andrew 2
Volek, Billy 6'2" Vick, Michael 215 Manning, Eli 25 Campbell, Jason 2
Plummer, Jake 6'2" Volek, Billy 214 Frye, Charlie 25 Rivers, Philip 2
Grossman, Rex 6'1" McCown, Josh 213 Losman, J.P. 25 Manning, Eli 2
Brunell, Mark 6'1" Smith, Alex 212 Roethlisberger, Ben 24 Frye, Charlie 2
Vick, Michael 6'0" Plummer, Jake 212 Walter, Andrew 24 Losman, J.P. 2
Brees, Drew 6'0" Brees, Drew 209 Smith, Alex 22 Smith, Alex 2