For QBs, 5’10” is the New Normal

Does height matter anymore? For generations of NFL and college football scouts and analysts, the “ideal” quarterback had been often described as 6’4” and 225 pounds — with above 6 feet being seen as essential for any success. The size of some of the all-time greats — such as Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Dan Marino — seemed to bear out this conventional wisdom. After all, the experts seemed to ask, “How could a quarterback see over the heads of his offense and the opposing team defense, and not get his passes swatted down, if he isn’t taller than the