We reveal the average NFL QB hand sizes, as well as current quarterback sizes, ahead of measurements being taken at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine.
The annual NFL Scouting Combine is here with events currently being held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Over 300 college players will be taking part in this year’s Combine, all with the hope of boosting their draft stock and impressing the legions of NFL scouts, coaches, and managers in attendance.
We’ve already explored how they measure NFL hand sizes and why it’s important, now it’s time to look at the average sizes.
Average NFL QB hand size revealed
The average male hand size is around 7.4 inches. Sadly if that’s you and you had aspirations of making the NFL, you may want to rethink your career choices as your chances of making the league are slim to none.
That’s because the average QB hand size is 9.7 inches, which was reportedly the average hand size for the 39 first-round quarterbacks from 2008 to 2020.
Notable NFL players with smaller hand sizes
Around nine inches is considered a decent hand size in the NFL and anything below that is deemed a small hand. However, there are exceptions to the rule.
In the lead-up to the 2020 draft, top prospect Joe Burrow joked that he was “considering retirement after I was informed the football will be slipping out of my tiny hands.” His hands are 9 inches, so on the smaller side.
In last year’s draft, former University of Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett caused alarm among teams when his hands measured 8.5 inches. He was expected to be drafted high but fell to 20th overall, likely as a result of his hand size.
Other notable former players who had small hand sizes include Michael Vick (8.5 inches) and Tony Romo (less than 9 inches.)
Some notable QB hand sizes from around the NFL
When ESPN conducted their survey of average QB hand sizes in 2021, Joe Burrow, Ryan Tannehill and Jared Goff all came in with the smallest measurements (9 inches).
Here some other notable QBs from around the league and their hand sizes, starting with biggest to smallest:
- Russell Wilson (10.25 inches)
- Aaron Rodgers (10.125 inches)
- Josh Allen (10.125 inches)
- Matthew Stafford (10 inches)
- Dak Prescott (10 inches)
- Trevor Lawrence (10 inches)
- Justin Herbert (10 inches)
- Tua Tagovailoa (10 inches)
- Jalen Hurts (9.75 inches)
- Mac Jones (9.75 inches)
- Kyler Murray (9.5 inches)
- Lamar Jackson (9.5 inches)
- Matt Ryan (9.5 inches)
- Zach Wilson (9.5 inches)
- Jimmy Garoppolo (9.25 inches)
- Patrick Mahomes (9.25 inches)
- Baker Mayfield (9.25 inches)
- Derek Carr (9.125 inches)
- Justin Fields (9.125 inches)
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