THE TALLEST NFL QUARTERBACKS IN HISTORY
When it comes to NFL quarterbacks, size is not always a determining factor of success. However, there have been some exceptionally tall quarterbacks who have made their mark in the league over the years. Let’s take a look at some of the tallest NFL quarterbacks in history.
1. DAN MCGWIRE ‒ 6’8″
Dan McGwire, the younger brother of baseball legend Mark McGwire, stood at an impressive 6 feet 8 inches tall. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the 1991 NFL Draft. Despite his towering height, McGwire’s NFL career was short-lived, playing only a few seasons in the league.
2. JOE FLACCO ‒ 6’6″
Joe Flacco, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, is another notable tall quarterback in NFL history. Standing at 6 feet 6 inches, Flacco has had a successful career in the league, known for his strong arm and ability to lead his team to victory in crucial moments.
3. CARSON WENTZ ‒ 6’5″
Carson Wentz, currently playing for the Indianapolis Colts, is another tall quarterback at 6 feet 5 inches. Wentz was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles and has shown flashes of brilliance throughout his career, including leading the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory in 2017.
4. BROCK OSWEILER ‒ 6’7″
Brock Osweiler, a former NFL quarterback who played for multiple teams during his career, including the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans, stood at 6 feet 7 inches tall. Despite his height, Osweiler faced challenges in consistency and performance throughout his time in the league.
5. PAXTON LYNCH ‒ 6’7″
Paxton Lynch, another 6 feet 7 inches tall quarterback like Osweiler, was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Lynch struggled to solidify his spot as a starting quarterback in the league and has since bounced around to different teams.
These are just a few examples of the tallest NFL quarterbacks in league history. While height can be an advantage in terms of visibility on the field and the ability to see over the offensive line, success in the NFL ultimately comes down to skill, determination, and hard work.