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62 Quarterbacks With the Largest Hand Sizes in NFL History

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Brees, pictured here in 2008, has impressively large hands

Brees, pictured here in 2008, has impressively large hands

Benefits of Large Hands for a Quarterback

Quarterbacks like Brett Favre and Drew Brees have shown that hand size might be more important than height for a quarterback in the NFL. Favre was able to play well even in unfavorable weather conditions, and his enormous hands contributed to this. Bigger hands mean you can have a better grip on the ball and have more control when throwing it. Passers need to be able to control the football at all times. They need to hold onto it in a crowded pocket, during a pump fake, control it on play-action, and direct it with ease as they throw. Big hands allow for all of those things.

Hand size measurement at the NFL Combine is done by measuring the tip of the thumb to the tip of the pinky finger with the hand outstretched.

Hand size measurement at the NFL Combine is done by measuring the tip of the thumb to the tip of the pinky finger with the hand outstretched.

How Is Hand Size Measured in the NFL?

Hand size measurement at the NFL Combine is done by measuring the tip of the thumb to the tip of the pinky finger with the hand outstretched. The number obtained is the player’s handspan or spread. It’s extremely rare for even an NFL player to have a handspan of 11 inches or wider. The largest hand measurement in Combine history is 11.75 inches, and the record is shared by DeForest Buckner, Gosder Cherilus, and Mo Alie-Cox. The average male’s handspan is around 8.5 inches.

Unfortunately, the NFL doesn’t measure hand length, which is another way to measure hand size. It is measured from the base of the palm to the tip of the middle finger. The NBA measures both the hand length and span of players at their Combine. For instance, LeBron James had his hands measured at 9 inches in length. The average hand length for a male is around 7.4 inches. It’s very common for people to confuse handspan with hand length and vice versa. An individual’s span is almost always greater than their length.

How Coaches Value Hand Size

Most NFL teams today prefer their quarterbacks to have a handspan of at least 9.5 inches, and they are very hesitant to pick a quarterback with a handspan that measures less than that. Browns coach Hue Jackson is especially particular about the hand size of his quarterbacks, and he has said that he prefers those with handspans of 10 inches or wider. Former Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly even proposed that quarterbacks didn’t thrive because they were tall, but rather because they had big hands. There might be an element of truth to Kelly's reasoning as quarterbacks typically throw through passing lanes, not over the top of their linemen, regardless of their height. This article takes a look at some NFL quarterbacks with the most impressive hand sizes.

Trevor Lawrence

Trevor Lawrence

62. Trevor Lawrence (10.00 in)

Trevor Lawrence enjoys a significant hand size advantage over most of his peers. NY Giants quarterback Daniel Jones stands at roughly the same height as Trevor, yet Jones’ handspan is 3% narrower.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’6”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 6%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’0”
Justin Herbert

Justin Herbert

61. Justin Herbert (10.00 in)

Justin Herbert’s hands are enormous and can dwarf normal-sized hands. Colts QB Jacob Eason has a span that is half an inch less than Herbert’s despite being just as tall.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’6”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 6%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’0”
Josh Freeman

Josh Freeman

60. Josh Freeman (10.00 in)

Josh Freeman was a first-round pick in the 2009 Draft. He spent most of his career playing for Tampa Bay where he holds a few franchise records.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’6”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 6%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’0”
Tony Pike

Tony Pike

59. Tony Pike (10.00 in)

Tony Pike was selected in the sixth round of the 2010 Draft by the Carolina Panthers. Injuries ultimately ended his career after one season. He eventually went into sports broadcasting.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’6”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 6%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’0”
Feleipe Franks

Feleipe Franks

58. Feleipe Franks (10.00 in)

Feleipe Franks joined the Atlanta Falcons in 2021 as an undrafted free agent. He had played for the University of Florida and University of Arkansas.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’6”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 6%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’0”
Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa

57. Tua Tagovailoa (10.00 in)

Tua Tagovailoa is a true anomaly boasting one of the biggest hands in the game despite standing at just 6’0”. Interestingly, his left hand is slightly bigger than his right. Tagovailoa recorded the same hand size as his 2020 draft classmate, Justin Herbert, despite standing half a foot shorter than Herbert. Joe Burrow’s hands are significantly smaller than Tagovailoa’s despite Burrow standing at almost 6’4”.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 17%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7'0"
Kerry Collins

Kerry Collins

56. Kerry Collins (10.00 in)

Kerry Collins had two Pro Bowl selections in his 17-year career. He competed in the playoffs four times across three teams; the Carolina Panthers, twice with the New York Giants, and the Tennessee Titans.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’5"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 8%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
Jordan Palmer

Jordan Palmer

55. Jordan Palmer (10.00 in)

Jordan Palmer was drafted in the sixth round in the 2007 Draft. He spent three seasons as a backup to his older brother Carson Palmer on the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’5"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 8%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

54. Andrew Luck (10.00 in)

Andrew Luck's hand size is way above the average for his height. Fellow quarterbacks Jared Goff and Ryan Tannehill, both of whom stand at the same height as Luck, have handspans of only 9 inches. Interestingly, Luck has significantly bigger hands than Matt Ryan, Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, and Jameis Winston, all of whom are just as tall as him.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’4"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 8%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
Tyrod Taylor

Tyrod Taylor

53. Tyrod Taylor (10.00 in)

Tyrod Taylor was the backup quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens when they won the Super Bowl in the 2012 season. He holds a few franchise records for the Buffalo Bills.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’1”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 11%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
 Blaine Gabbert

Blaine Gabbert

52. Blaine Gabbert (10.00 in)

Blaine Gabbert was the backup quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (behind Tom Brady) when the team won the Super Bowl in the 2020 season. He was initially drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round in the 2011 Draft.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’4"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 8%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
Kyle Orton

Kyle Orton

51. Kyle Orton (10.00 in)

Kyle Orton was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2005 Draft. He set rookie records for Bears quarterbacks with 15 starts and 10 wins.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’4"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 8%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

50. Matthew Stafford (10.00 in)

Matthew Stafford is one of the best Detroit Lions quarterbacks of all time. Someone of his height would be expected to have a handspan of 9.20 inches, but Stafford's reach hits 10.00 inches. Jay Cutler and Derek Carr are the same height as Stafford, but their handspans are 9.38 inches and 9.13 inches respectively.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 9%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
Donovan McNabb

Donovan McNabb

49. Donovan McNabb (10.00 in)

Donovan McNabb led the Philadelphia Eagles to eight playoff appearances. He holds numerous quarterback records, such as being the first to throw more than 30 touchdowns with less than 10 interceptions.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 10%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
Scott Tolzien

Scott Tolzien

48. Scott Tolzien (10.00 in)

Scott Tolzien went undrafted in the 2011 Draft. He joined the practice squad for the San Diego Chargers during that season. In the 2012 season, he was the third-string quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 10%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
Patrick Ramsey

Patrick Ramsey

47. Patrick Ramsey (10.00 in)

Patrick Ramsey was selected by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2002 Draft. He would play for nine teams by the time his career ended in 2010.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 10%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz

46. Carson Wentz (10.00 in)

With a handspan measuring 10.00 inches, Carson Wentz has some pretty enormous hands. His hands are significantly bigger than Nate Sudfeld's and Tyler Bray's, both of whom stand at 6’6”.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’5”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 8%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’0”
Ryan Lindley

Ryan Lindley

45. Ryan Lindley (10.00 in)

Ryan Lindley was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He would also have a short stint in the Canadian Football League.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 9%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
Spergen Wynn

Spergen Wynn

44. Spergen Wynn (10.00 in)

Spergen Wynn started his career with the Cleveland Browns in 2000. He would be sent to NFL Europe to develop his skills. In 2003, he would start playing in the CFL.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 9%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
Bryce Petty

Bryce Petty

43. Bryce Petty (10.00 in)

Playing out of Baylor University, Bryce Petty was selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2015 Draft. He wouldn't play until 2016; he stayed with the team until 2018.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 9%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
 Browning Nagle

Browning Nagle

42. Browning Nagle (10.00 in)

Browning Nagle was selected by the New York Jets in the 1991 Draft. He would play in the Arena Football League in 1999 and 2000.

  • Handspan: 10.00"
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 9%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
Matt Barkley

Matt Barkley

41. Matt Barkley (10.08 in)

Matt Barkley was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2013 Draft. He has made a total of seven starts in his career.

  • Handspan: 10.08"
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 9%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7'0"
Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

40. Peyton Manning (10.13 in)

This man needs no introduction; he is one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. At 6’5”, Peyton is pretty tall for a quarterback, but his enormous hands are what really stand out. Given his height, one would expect his handspan to be around 9.3 inches. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stands at the same height as Manning, but his hands are quite a bit smaller.

  • Handspan: 10.13"
  • Height: 6’5”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 9%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’1”
Gardner Minshew

Gardner Minshew

39. Gardner Minshew (10.13 in)

Gardner Minshew is best known for his iconic mustache, sense of humor, and antics off the field. Another amazing attribute is that his hand size is way above the average for his height. Minshew's handspan is 9.5% wider than Patrick Mahomes's, despite being significantly shorter. Deshaun Watson is an inch taller than Minshew, but his handspan is only 9.75 inches.

  • Handspan: 10.13"
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 13%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’1”
Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow

38. Tim Tebow (10.13 in)

Tim Tebow is one of the greatest quarterbacks in college football history. Given his height, one would expect his handspan to be around 9.2 inches—so 10.13 inches is rather remarkable. Trevor Siemian and Kirk Cousins, both of whom are the same height as Tebow, have smaller hands.

  • Handspan: 10.13"
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 10%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’1”
Kyle Trask

Kyle Trask

37. Kyle Trask (10.13 in)

Kyle Trask’s span is significantly above the average for his height. Former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe’s handspan is half an inch less than Trask’s despite being just as tall.

  • Handspan: 10.13”
  • Height: 6’5"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 9%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’1”
Josh Allen

Josh Allen

36. Josh Allen (10.13 in)

Josh Allen was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2018 Draft. He holds the NFL record for the highest passer rating in the postseason.

  • Handspan: 10.13”
  • Height: 6’5"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 9%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’1”
Matt Leinart

Matt Leinart

35. Matt Leinart (10.13 in)

Matt Leinart won the Heisman Trophy in 2004 when he played at USC. He was selected in the first round of the 2006 Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

  • Handspan: 10.13”
  • Height: 6’5"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 9%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’1”
Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson

34. Brad Johnson (10.13 in)

Brad Johnson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1992 Draft. In 1997, he became the first player to complete a touchdown pass to himself.

  • Handspan: 10.13”
  • Height: 6’5"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 9%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’1”
 Ryan Nassib

Ryan Nassib

33. Ryan Nassib (10.18 in)

Ryan Nassib was drafted by the New York Giants in the fourth round of the 2013 Draft. He would play in five games across two seasons.

  • Handspan: 10.18”
  • Height: 6’2"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 11%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’1”
Chad Pennington

Chad Pennington

32. Chad Pennington (10.25 in)

Pennington is the only player to win the AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award twice. He stands at the average height of a starting quarterback in the NFL yet possesses hands bigger than most centers in the NBA. Only a few quarterbacks shorter than 6’4” have a similar hand size.

  • Handspan: 10.25"
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 11%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7'3"
Taylor Yates

Taylor Yates

31. Taylor Yates (10.25 in)

Taylor Yates was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 Draft by the Houston Texans. He would have three separate stints with the team by the time his playing career ended in 2017.

  • Handspan: 10.25"
  • Height: 6’4”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 12%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7'3"
Sage Rosenfels

Sage Rosenfels

30. Sage Rosenfels (10.25 in)

Sage Rosenfels was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2001 Draft. Across the eight seasons he played in, Rosenfels had a total of 30 passing touchdowns.

  • Handspan: 10.25"
  • Height: 6’4”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 12%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7'3"
Wally Richardson

Wally Richardson

29. Wally Richardson (10.25 in)

Wally Richardson has the distinction of having only one passing yard across three seasons in the NFL. In 2001, he would play for the XFL.

  • Handspan: 10.25"
  • Height: 6’4”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 12%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7'3"
Drew Brees

Drew Brees

28. Drew Brees (10.25 in)

Drew Brees has uncommonly large hands for someone who stands at a mere 6’0". For comparison, Michael Vick is the same height as Brees, but Vick's handspan is only 8.5 inches. Brees's handspan is wider than Brock Osweiler's and the same as Daniel McGwire's, both of whom are 6’8".

  • Handspan: 10.25"
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 18%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7'3"
Brady Quinn

Brady Quinn

27. Brady Quinn (10.25 in)

Brady Quinn was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 2007 Draft. He would have a total of 12 passing touchdowns across 4 seasons.

  • Handspan: 10.25"
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 13%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7'3"
Kevin Hogan

Kevin Hogan

26. Kevin Hogan (10.25 in)

Kevin Hogan was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2016 Draft. He would play for the Chiefs for two seasons before bouncing between the practice squads of multiple teams.

  • Handspan: 10.25"
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 13%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7'3"
Christian Ponder

Christian Ponder

25. Christian Ponder (10.25 in)

Christian Ponder was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2011 Draft. He holds the Vikings record for most passing yards in a game by a rookie.

  • Handspan: 10.25"
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 14%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7'3"
Tee Martin

Tee Martin

24. Tee Martin (10.25 in)

Tee Martin was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2000 Draft. He would have stints in NFL Europe and the CFL.

  • Handspan: 10.25"
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 14%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7'3"
 Dan McGwire

Dan McGwire

23. Dan McGwire (10.25 in)

Dan McGwire was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the 1991 Draft. He is considered to be one of the bigger draft busts since he was drafted ahead of Brett Favre.

  • Handspan: 10.25"
  • Height: 6’8”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 6%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7'3"
Stan Humphries

Stan Humphries

22. Stan Humphries (10.25 in)

Stan Humphries was selected by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 1988 Draft. He was the backup quarterback for the team when they won the Super Bowl in the 1991 season.

  • Handspan: 10.25"
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 14%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7'3"
Paxton Lynch

Paxton Lynch

21. Paxton Lynch (10.25 in)

Paxton Lynch was selected by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2016 Draft. He would later have stints in the CFL and USFL.

  • Handspan: 10.25"
  • Height: 6’7”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 8%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7'3"
Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

20. Russell Wilson (10.25 in)

Russel Wilson is one of the shortest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL, but he compensates for this with his huge hands. At just 5’11", he has one of the biggest pairs of hands in the NFL. Interestingly, he has a wider handspan than Eli Manning and Peyton Manning, who are 6’4" and 6’5" respectively.

  • Handspan: 10.25"
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 19%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7'3"
Brett Favre

Brett Favre

19. Brett Favre (10.38 in)

Brett Favre has a wider handspan than quarterbacks Brad Johnson, Trent Green, Aaron Brooks, Marc Bulger, and Steve Beuerlein, all of whom stand taller than him.

  • Handspan: 10.38"
  • Height: 6’2"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 14%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’4"
E.J. Manuel

E.J. Manuel

18. EJ Manuel (10.38 in)

EJ Manuel was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2013 Draft. He would set a few Bills franchise records before retiring in 2019.

  • Handspan: 10.38"
  • Height: 6’4"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 12%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’4"
Austin Davis

Austin Davis

17. Austin Davis (10.38 in)

Austin Davis joined the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He would sign with six teams before ending his playing career in 2019.

  • Handspan: 10.38"
  • Height: 6’2"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 14%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’4"
Jake Luton

Jake Luton

16. Jake Luton (10.38 in)

Jake Luton was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round of the 2020 Draft. He played in three games before bouncing around various practice squads.

  • Handspan: 10.38"
  • Height: 6’6"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 10%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’4"
Jordan Love

Jordan Love

15. Jordan Love (10.50 in)

Jordan Love’s handspan is a remarkable 10.50 inches. At 6’4", Love's handspan ought not to exceed 9.5 inches. San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance stands at the same height, but he isn’t so blessed in the hand size department. His handspan only measures 9.13 inches.

  • Handspan: 10.50"
  • Height: 6’4”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 13%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’5”
David Garrad

David Garrad

14. David Garrad (10.50 in)

David Garrad was select by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2002 Draft. He would become the starting quarterback in the 2007 season.

  • Handspan: 10.50"
  • Height: 6’2"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 14%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7’5"
Brett Hundley

Brett Hundley

13. Brett Hundley (10.50 in)

Breet Hundley was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2015 Draft. He would start some games in 2017 when Aaron Rodgers became injured.

  • Handspan: 10.50"
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 14%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’5”
Steve McNair

Steve McNair

12. Steve McNair (10.50 in)

At 6’2", Steve McNair’s hands are significantly wider than Aaron Rodgers's and Rich Gannon's, both of whom are around his height. Interestingly, McNair's handspan is 14% wider than that of 6'5" Philip Rivers. The average handspan of a 6’2" man is around 9.2 inches.

  • Handspan: 10.50"
  • Height: 6’2"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 14%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: nearly 7’5"
Ryan Leaf

Ryan Leaf

11. Ryan Leaf (10.50 in)

Ryan Leaf was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the first round of the 1998 Draft. Numerous problems led to Leaf having a short career. He is considered to be one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.

  • Handspan: 10.50"
  • Height: 6’5"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 12%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’5”
Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

10. Mark Sanchez (10.50 in)

At 6’2", Mark Sanchez's handspan ought to be around 9.2 inches; however, it is an impressive 10.50 inches. Mark Brunell stands around the same height as Sanchez but only has a handspan of 9.13 inches. Interestingly, 6’4" Daunte Culpepper has smaller hands than Sanchez.

  • Handspan: 10.50"
  • Height: 6’2"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 14%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’5”
Scott Zolak

Scott Zolak

9. Scott Zolak (10.50 in)

Scott Zolak was selected by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 1991 Draft. He would play for the Patriots for seven seasons.

  • Handspan: 10.50"
  • Height: 6’5"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 12%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’5”
Chris Simms

Chris Simms

8. Chris Simms (10.50 in)

Chris Simms was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2003 Draft. He is the son of two-time Super Bowl champion Phil Simms.

  • Handspan: 10.50"
  • Height: 6’4"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 13%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’5”
Nick Foles

Nick Foles

7. Nick Foles (10.63 in)

Nick Foles is a really outstanding player, and at 6’6”, he towers over the average quarterback. Given his height, one would predict a handspan of around only 9.4 inches. Mike Glennon, who is one inch taller than Foles, has a handspan that is around 10% narrower.

  • Handspan: 10.63"
  • Height: 6’6”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 13%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’6”
Heath Shuler

Heath Shuler

6. Heath Shuler (10.63 in)

At 10.63 inches, Heath Shuler's handspan is astonishing for a guy who is only 6’2". Jim Harbaugh and Jake Plummer stand at the same height but have hand sizes nowhere near Shuler's. Surprisingly, Shuler has a wider handspan than 6’5" Kerry Collins.

  • Handspan: 10.63"
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 15.5%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’6”
Ryan Mallett

Ryan Mallett

5. Ryan Mallett (10.75 in)

Ryan Mallett’s hands are not particularly impressive for someone his size but they are still significantly bigger than the average. Joe Flacco stands at the same height as Mallet yet his hands are 11.6% narrower than Mallett’s.

  • Handspan: 10.75"
  • Height: 6’6”
  • Percent wider than the average QB his height: 13%
  • Predicted height with this handspan: 7’7”
Ryan Fitzpatrick