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Sizing Up the Quarterbacks
David Dorey
July 5, 2007
Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends
# Team Name Ht. Wt. Age Exp.
1 IND Peyton Manning 6'5" 230 31 9
2 ATL Michael Vick 6'0" 215 27 6
3 NO Drew Brees 6'0" 209 28 6
4 CIN Carson Palmer 6'5" 230 28 4
5 STL Marc Bulger 6'3" 212 30 6
6 NE Tom Brady 6'4" 225 30 7
7 TEN Vince Young 6'4" 233 24 0
8 GB Brett Favre 6'2" 222 38 16
9 PIT Ben Roethlisberger 6'5" 241 25 3
10 SD Philip Rivers 6'5" 228 26 3
    Average Top 10 6.3" 225 29 6

Height - While tall quarterbacks are always desirable, surprisingly a few short guys snuck in like Michael Vick and Drew Brees at only 6'0". Vick is mainly a runner but the "short" Brees led the NFL in passing yardage. They brought the average height of a top quarterback down to just 6'3" for the lowest in a while and Brees alone showed - height isn't everything.

Weight - An obvious function of height, most the quarterbacks are not "big bodied" compared to their frame. The average weight remained identical from last year. A bit different from previous years, only one quarterback (Roethlisberger) was heavier than 233 pounds.

Age - The average age had been around 30 but dipped to 29 last year thanks to Vince Young. It would actually be around 28 but Old Man Favre continues to skew the average. Overall, quarterbacks in their third to seventh year is the most common.

Drafted Team Name Ht. Wt. Age
1.01 OAK JaMarcus Russell 6'6" 263 22
1.22 CLE Brady Quinn 6'3" 226 23
2.04 PHI Kevin Kolb 6'3" 225 23
2.08 MIA John Beck 6'2" 212 26
2.11 DET Drew Stanton 6'3" 230 23
3.29 BUF Trent Edwards 6'3" 222 24

Rookies: Russell was the first player drafted and he's huge - the tallest quarterback in the NFL already. He's also the heaviest if Daunte Culpepper empties his pockets and takes off his shoes. But the rest all fit neatly into the those average top player numbers - around 6'3" and about 225 pounds.

Team Name Ht. Wt. Age Exp. Team Name Ht. Wt. Age Exp.
ARZ Matt Leinart 6'5" 230 24 0 MIA Daunte Culpepper 6'4" 265 30 8
ATL Michael Vick 6'0" 215 27 6 MIN Tarvaris Jackson 6'2" 232 24 0
BAL Steve McNair 6'2" 230 34 12 NE Tom Brady 6'4" 225 30 7
BUF J.P. Losman 6'2" 217 26 3 NO Drew Brees 6'0" 209 28 6
CAR Jake Delhomme 6'2" 215 32 8 NYG Eli Manning 6'4" 225 26 3
CHI Rex Grossman 6'1" 217 27 4 NYJ Chad Pennington 6'3" 225 31 7
CIN Carson Palmer 6'5" 230 28 4 OAK JaMarcus Russell 6'6" 263 22 0
CLE Charlie Frye 6'4" 218 26 2 PHI Kelly Holcomb 6'2" 212 34 #
CLE Brady Quinn 6'3" 226 23 0 PHI Donovan McNabb 6'2" 240 31 8
DAL Tony Romo 6'2" 225 27 4 PIT Ben Roethlisberger 6'5" 241 25 3
DEN Jay Cutler 6'3" 233 24 0 SD Philip Rivers 6'5" 228 26 3
DET Jon Kitna 6'2" 225 35 10 SEA Matt Hasselbeck 6'4" 223 32 8
GB Brett Favre 6'2" 222 38 16 SF Alex Smith 6'4" 210 23 2
HOU Matt Schaub 6'5" 237 26 3 STL Marc Bulger 6'3" 212 30 6
IND Peyton Manning 6'5" 230 31 9 TB Jeff Garcia 6'1" 200 37 8
JAX Byron Leftwich 6'5" 242 27 4 TB Chris Simms 6'4" 220 27 4
KC Brodie Croyle 6'2" 206 24 0 TEN Vince Young 6'4" 233 24 0
MIA Trent Green 6'3" 217 37 13 WAS Jason Campbell 6'4" 230 26 2

Height Weight Age Experience
JaMarcus Russell 6'6" Daunte Culpepper 265 Brett Favre 38 Brett Favre 16
Matt Leinart 6'5" JaMarcus Russell 263 Trent Green 37 Trent Green 13
Carson Palmer 6'5" Byron Leftwich 242 Jeff Garcia 37 Steve McNair 12
Matt Schaub 6'5" Ben Roethlisberger 241 Jon Kitna 35 Jon Kitna 10
Peyton Manning 6'5" Donovan McNabb 240 Steve McNair 34 Kelly Holcomb 10
Byron Leftwich 6'5" Matt Schaub 237 Kelly Holcomb 34 Peyton Manning 9
Ben Roethlisberger 6'5" Jay Cutler 233 Jake Delhomme 32 Jake Delhomme 8
Philip Rivers 6'5" Vince Young 233 Matt Hasselbeck 32 Daunte Culpepper 8
Charlie Frye 6'4" Tarvaris Jackson 232 Peyton Manning 31 Donovan McNabb 8
Daunte Culpepper 6'4" Matt Leinart 230 Chad Pennington 31 Matt Hasselbeck 8
Tom Brady 6'4" Steve McNair 230 Donovan McNabb 31 Jeff Garcia 8
Eli Manning 6'4" Carson Palmer 230 Daunte Culpepper 30 Tom Brady 7
Matt Hasselbeck 6'4" Peyton Manning 230 Tom Brady 30 Chad Pennington 7
Alex Smith 6'4" Jason Campbell 230 Marc Bulger 30 Michael Vick 6
Chris Simms 6'4" Philip Rivers 228 Carson Palmer 28 Drew Brees 6
Vince Young 6'4" Brady Quinn 226 Drew Brees 28 Marc Bulger 6
Jason Campbell 6'4" Tony Romo 225 Michael Vick 27 Rex Grossman 4
Brady Quinn 6'3" Jon Kitna 225 Rex Grossman 27 Carson Palmer 4
Jay Cutler 6'3" Tom Brady 225 Tony Romo 27 Tony Romo 4
Trent Green 6'3" Eli Manning 225 Byron Leftwich 27 Byron Leftwich 4
Chad Pennington 6'3" Chad Pennington 225 Chris Simms 27 Chris Simms 4
Marc Bulger 6'3" Matt Hasselbeck 223 J.P. Losman 26 J.P. Losman 3
Steve McNair 6'2" Brett Favre 222 Charlie Frye 26 Matt Schaub 3
J.P. Losman 6'2" Chris Simms 220 Matt Schaub 26 Eli Manning 3
Jake Delhomme 6'2" Charlie Frye 218 Eli Manning 26 Ben Roethlisberger 3
Tony Romo 6'2" J.P. Losman 217 Philip Rivers 26 Philip Rivers 3
Jon Kitna 6'2" Rex Grossman 217 Jason Campbell 26 Charlie Frye 2
Brett Favre 6'2" Trent Green 217 Ben Roethlisberger 25 Alex Smith 2
Brodie Croyle 6'2" Michael Vick 215 Matt Leinart 24 Jason Campbell 2
Tarvaris Jackson 6'2" Jake Delhomme 215 Jay Cutler 24 Matt Leinart 1
Kelly Holcomb 6'2" Kelly Holcomb 212 Brodie Croyle 24 Brady Quinn 1
Donovan McNabb 6'2" Marc Bulger 212 Tarvaris Jackson 24 Brodie Croyle 1
Rex Grossman 6'1" Alex Smith 210 Vince Young 24 Tarvaris Jackson 1
Jeff Garcia 6'1" Drew Brees 209 Brady Quinn 23 Vince Young 1
Michael Vick 6'0" Brodie Croyle 206 Alex Smith 23 Jay Cutler 0
Drew Brees 6'0" Jeff Garcia 200 JaMarcus Russell 22 JaMarcus Russell 0

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