Put me down for six foot and one eighth inch for five hundred Alex
place your pre combine best guess now.
Decimal points to three letters to elimate ties if you please .
Put me down for over at ............6.205'
surprises and shock , to be guaranteed after the meat market results so give it a shot .
If you think he's six foot or less , you might be right.
Found a surprising article on this subject which maybe a surprise reult and a myth breaker about QB heighth and success.
I'm pretty sure the stat guys may go into a coma induced by stat nirvanna if you read the whole spiel.
Removing that particular height, quarterback rating increases at each height increment. As well, completion percentage for the shortest quarterbacks is lower than any other height, a full point lower than the tallest players’ completion percentage.
That said, there’s no real pattern between height and completion percentage beyond that.
The largest correlation comes from weight and interception percentage. Interceptions decreased each time weight increased, with a steep decline from quarterbacks weighing over 215 pounds.
I’m hypothesizing here, so bear with me, but heavier quarterbacks may be more inclined to take a sack under pressure, whereas lighter ones will instead throw the ball up to evade a sack.
I don’t have sack data, so I can’t test this hypothesis. This may be, however, just a correlation/causation issue—in other words, there may be another outside factor affecting interceptions.
In addition to looking at the average statistics at each height or weight, I also looked at the chance of a "great" season by looking at the odds of finishing in the top quarter in that particular stat.
I only included seasons where the quarterback had 350 pass attempts. Here are the results.
Does this confirm the myth? Again, excluding 6'2″ quarterbacks, completion percentage increases each time height does as well.
Taller quarterbacks also have higher odds of reaching the top quartile in yards per attempt than their smaller counterparts; 6'5" passers reach that twice as often as 6'1" quarterbacks.
We also see that the chance of having a great season in touchdowns per attempt decreases each time weight increases. We didn’t see this trend in the first quarterback graph, however, so I’d say that that is just a mere coincidence.
Backing up our previous conclusion, the probability of throwing for 12 or fewer interceptions more or less increases as weight goes up.
I then examined the predictive power of height and weight. I looked at all QBs who stayed with the same team and had 300 pass attempts in three straight years, then ran a regression using past two years of data plus height or weight to predict the third year.
For example, quarterback rating is equal to 0.373 * (last year’s rating) + 0.153 * (rating two years ago) - 0.684 * (height) + 91.246. That means the difference between a 73-inch and 77-inch quarterback’s passer rating is equal to (77 - 73) * (-0.684), or 2.74 points of quarterback rating, favoring the smaller passer (the coefficient for height is negative).
Weight affects passer rating by 1.15 points, favoring heavier QBs. Smaller QBs have an 8.82-fantasy-point edge over taller QBs over the course of 450 pass attempts, though weight had a much lower affect on fantasy points (2.21 points, favoring heavier QBs).