Currently, the shortest NFL quarterback is Kyler Murray. But there are other names in the top 10 list as well, like Fran Tarkenton and Jacquizz Rodgers.
During his career, Doug Flutie was an all-league performer in football. He was known for his strong arm and speed, as well as his ability to evade tackles. In fact, he was the first quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy since 1971.
He was also the first non-Canadian player to be inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. He also helped lead the Calgary Stampeders to the Grey Cup two years in a row.
In his college days, Doug Flutie attended Boston College. He was an all-state athlete in Natick, Massachusetts. His paternal great-grandparents were Lebanese immigrants. He graduated from Natick High School. In his freshman season, he was the starter. He earned a scholarship to Boston College. His quarterback coach was Tom Coughlin.
After his college career, Doug Flutie played in the USFL for the New Jersey Generals. In his first season, he was the starting quarterback. He led the team to a 6-3 record. He then was traded to the Chicago Bears.
Having spent only three seasons in the NFL, Kyler Murray has already made a name for himself. He has become a star quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, leading them to the playoffs for the first time since 2015. He is a talented athlete and a breakout star in the NFL.
Kyler Murray is 5’10 and 1/8 inches tall, and weighs 207 pounds. He was the first player taken in the 2019 NFL draft, and he signed a four-year, $35.2 million contract with the Cardinals.
Murray is one of the shortest quarterbacks in the NFL. His height hasn’t prevented him from starting, though. He’s also a strong, fast, and versatile athlete. His biggest strength is throwing the football. He completed 270.5 yards per game last season, and he posted a passer rating of 99.6.
During his 18-year NFL career, Fran Tarkenton is one of the most renowned quarterbacks in history. He was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and played in three Super Bowls. He was a pioneer of the scrambling quarterback, and his invention changed the game forever. He was also known for his ability to run for first downs.
Tarkenton started his professional career in 1961 with the expansion Minnesota Vikings. He went on to play six seasons with the team, and he later returned to the Vikings for a final seven seasons.
During his first season with the team, he led the Vikings to a 3-11 record. His second season was much better. He led the Vikings to an NFC-best 12-2 record and a division title. In the process, he set several records and was named to nine Pro Bowls.
During the NFL Draft, Jacquizz Rodgers was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round in 2011. The 5-foot-6, 188-pound running back had an impressive career in college, finishing his college football career with an impressive 14,295 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns.
Although he never had a breakout rushing season, Rodgers did have a number of solid rushing seasons with the Falcons. He scored 10 total touchdowns during his four seasons in ATL. His rushing yards weren’t spectacular, but his ability to play as a change of pace back was.
He was also a great special teams player. He posted 147 rushing yards and two touchdowns during his rookie season. After a slow start in his second year, he finished with a career-high rushing yards in 2016.
He had a standout college career at Oregon State, earning the title of Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year in 2008. He rushed for 1,400 yards and had 23 touchdowns in 2009, making him a strong candidate for a starting role.
Whether you are a fan of the New Orleans Saints or a fan of NFL football, you have likely heard of Drew Brees. He is one of the greatest quarterbacks in the NFL and is a six-time Pro Bowler. His height has been a constant topic of discussion.
Despite his diminutive stature, Drew Brees has been a great quarterback. He has broken numerous NFL passing records and helped lead the Saints to the playoffs in 2017. He is one of only three players to ever have passed for 4,000 yards in 12 consecutive seasons. He has also earned Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year twice.
Before joining the Saints, Brees spent his first three seasons as a backup. He was benched for Doug Flutie in 2003. When he was given a chance to start, he took off running. After a strong sophomore season, Brees broke records for most passing yards and most touchdown passes in a single season. He led the Saints to a 10-6 record and the Saints’ first NFC Championship Game appearance in franchise history.