The Average Height and Weight of NFL Quarterbacks in 2023

One thing I always felt was effective was showing guys the heights and weights of players at their position in the NFL

It helped give many players extra motivation to lift weights when they could compare themselves to guys at the next level

(Sometimes it was even a stark reality check for defensive backs, for example, who thought 210 pounds was “big enough” to play in the NFL )

I took the 53-man active roster for the 2022 season (just before the last week of the season – January 2023), a total of nearly 1700 players, and divided them by position

For this guide, I averaged the height and weight of 84 active quarterbacks across the league

Also, just for fun, I also listed the tallest, shortest, heaviest and lightest quarterbacks

Average height of an NFL quarterback

The average height of an NFL quarterback is 7456 inches, or about 6’2 1/2

Average weight of an NFL quarterback

The average weight of an NFL quarterback is 2198 pounds

Who are the tallest quarterbacks in the NFL?

Here are the five tallest NFL quarterbacks in 2023, all at 6’6″

Joe Flacco – Jets

Nick Foles – Colts

Who are the shortest quarterbacks in the NFL?

It’s really hard to play quarterback in the NFL if you’re under 6 feet tall

Only two quarterbacks in 2023 fell into that category, both listed at 5’11”

Who are the heaviest playmakers in the NFL?

It probably isn’t too much of a surprise that the two heaviest quarterbacks are also the two tallest

Joe Flacco – 245 pounds – Jets

Nick Foles – 243 pounds – Colts

Dak Prescott – 238 pounds – Cowboys

Josh Allen – £237 – Bills

Carson Wentz – 237 pounds – Commanders

Who are the lightest quarterbacks in the NFL?

No quarterback in the NFL in 2023 weighs less than 200 pounds

Here are five of the lightest

John Woolford – £200 – Rams

Logan Woodside – 201 lbs – Falcons

Trace McSorley – 202 pounds – Cardinals

Brett Rypien – 202 lbs – Broncos

Tyler Huntley – 204 pounds – Ravens

Final thoughts

While many of us tend to imagine that all NFL quarterbacks are 6’4″ (or taller), that’s simply not the case

Only 24 of 84 (286%) active quarterbacks in 2023 were listed at 6’4″ or taller

And while not many would argue that being taller is definitely beneficial at the position, there are plenty of guys around 6 feet tall playing at the highest level right now

If you found this information interesting, you might also enjoy The Fastest Quarterbacks in NFL Combine History

Other stations

I’ve done the same height and weight breakdown for other positions as well, including:

Or just look at the average of all NFL players broken down by position


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