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- Oct 6, 2013
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The Manning Brothers and Rothisburger are 6 of those Super Bowls...does their height win them Super Bowls, or is it they are extremely talented? The other ones are Foles and...Flacco?I'll do it for you.
Without even looking that up the likelihood is it's going to be 6'1" considering the average height for an American male is 5' 9.5". Common sense would tell you based on the mathmatics there would be a higher likelihood as the number of males 6'6 pales in comparison to ones that are 6'1. But let's look a little deeper into it.
There have been 8- 6'1"(or shorter) QB's to win a Super Bowl for a total of 10 wins. Due to the fact the height of 6'6" is rare, let alone for a QB, we will use 6'5" and up, still pretty rare. In the modern Superbowl era, there have been 6 QB's 6'5" and above who have won a Super Bowl for a total of 9. So yes, there were more 6'1" or shorter QB's (8) vs 6'5" or taller QB's (6) to win it, by two.
In the history of the NFL, there have been 43 QB's 6'1 or shorter to just 14 taller than 6'6". There have only been 2 QB's (Drew Brees & Russell Wilson) who have won a Superbowl in the 2000s that were 6'1 or under (that's 18 opportunities), consequently, all 9 Super Bowls won by QB's 6'5" or taller have been in the 2000s. That's half of every SB in the 2000s. More than half (5) of the 6'1" QB SB wins were in the 1970s. So clearly the statistics show, being 6'5" or taller in the current era gives you a much higher probability of winning a SB, if you get there.
50% of the winners in the 2000's have been 6'5" or taller vs 11% for 6'1" and under.
I'll stick with my original statement.
Also, how many starting QBs have been 6'1" or shorter in the 2000's. Your stats, if I am reading this correct, is that there have been "41 QBs 6'1" or shorter in the history of the NFL", yet you only use the 2000's Super Bowls.
Does height really provide a bump? Or is it the opportunity? Only 4 QBs since 2000 have been drafted 6'1" or under in the first 3 rounds.