Shortest player in NFL

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    When your home team wins, how do you feel? You must be jumping of happiness and screaming out of cheerfulness for your team. And that’s how we all are for our home team in the NFL.

    NFL or National Football League is the most popular sports league in America. People in the USA love football as it is intriguing and entertaining and also touching because it connects you to your land.

    One of the most significant positions in football is the quarterback. If you are a football fan, then you would know the importance of a strong quarterback. In most cases, NFL athletes are big and strong, but in this article, we are about to provide a list of the shortest Quarterback in NFL history.

    Are you surprised? Do not be because these short players were in the most crucial position of their team, and they are great performers.

    List of short Quarterback in NFL history

    Here is the list of players who played in quarterback but are not as tall as an average player in the NFL. Quarterbacks are part of the offensive team and line up directly behind the offensive line.

    In American football, the quarterback is usually considered the head of the attacking team and is often useful for calling the play in the gathering.

    1. Fran Tarkenton

    Height: 6’0”

    Played in teams

    • Minnesota Vikings (1961–1966) 

    • New York Giants ( 1967-1971)

    • Minnesota Vikings ( 1972-1978)

    Career achievements: 

    • Voted to nine Pro Bowls

    • Played in three Super Bowls

    • Former MVP

    • Significant passing record after retirement

    • Won 124 games

    Awards

    • First-team All-Pro (1975)

    • Second-team All-Pro (1973)

    • NFL Most Valuable Player (1975)

    • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1975)

    • 9× Pro Bowl (1964, 1965, 1967–1970, 1974–1976)

    • Bert Bell Award (1975)

    • NFL passing yards leader (1978)

    • NFL passing touchdowns leader (1975)

    • 2× First-team All-SEC (1959, 1960)

    • Minnesota Vikings No. 10 retired

      2. Sonny Jurgensen

      Height: 5’11”

      Played in teams

      • Philadelphia Eagles (1957–1963)

      • Washington Redskins (1964–1974)

      Career achievements:

      • Won three passing titles

      • Pro Football Hall of Famer

      • Some thought he was the best passer of his time

      Awards

      • NFL champion (1960)

      • 2× First-team All-Pro (1961, 1969)

      • 2× NFL passing touchdowns leader (1961, 1967)

      • Second-team All-Pro (1967)

      • 5× NFL passing yards leader (1961, 1962, 1966, 1967, 1969)

      • 5× Pro Bowl (1961, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969)

      • NFL passer rating leader (1967)

      • NFL 1960s All-Decade Team

      • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame

      • Washington Redskins Ring of Fame

      • Longest touchdown pass: 99 yards (tied)

      3. Drew Brees

      Height: 6’0”

      Played in teams

      • San Diego Chargers (2001–2005)

      • New Orleans Saints (2006–present)

      Career achievements

      • A six-time Pro Bowler

      • Offensive player of the year

      • A Super Bowl MVP

      • Comeback player of the year

      • First ballot Hall of Famer

      Awards

      • Super Bowl champion (XLIV)

      • Super Bowl MVP (XLIV)

      • Maxwell Award (2000)

      • Chicago Tribune Silver Football (2000)

      • 2× Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (1998, 2000)

      • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2004)

      • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2006)

      • First-team All-Pro (2006)

      • Bert Bell Award (2009)

      • Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2010)

      • Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year (2010)

      • Bart Starr Award (2011)

      • 2× NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2008, 2011)

      • 2× NFL passer rating leader (2009, 2018)

      • 2× Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award (2012, 2019)

      • 4× NFL passing touchdowns leader (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)

      • 4× Second-team All-Pro (2008, 2009, 2011, 2018)

      • 6× NFL completion percentage leader (2009–2011, 2017–2019)

      • 7× NFL passing yards leader (2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014–2016)

      • 13× Pro Bowl (2004, 2006, 2008–2014, 2016–2019)

      • Art Rooney Award (2018)

        4. Russell Wilson

        Height: 5’11”

        Played in teams

        • Seattle Seahawks (2012–present)

        Career achievements 

        • Pro Bowl in four of his six seasons

        • Led Seattle to one of the most lopsided Super Bowl victories

        • Topped the Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII (48)

        Awards

        • Super Bowl champion (XLVIII)

        • ACC Rookie of the Year (2008)

        • ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year (2008)

        • First-team All-ACC (2008)

        • Second-team All-ACC (2010)

        • Griese–Brees Quarterback of the Year (2011)

        • First-team All-Big Ten (2011)

        • NFL Rookie of the Year (2012; Pepsi, PFF)

        • NFL passer rating leader (2015)

        • 7× Pro Bowl (2012–2015, 2017–2019)

        • NFL passing touchdowns leader (2017)

        • Second-team All-Pro (2019)

          5. Eddie LeBaron

          Height: 5’7”

          Played in teams

          • Washington Redskins (1952–1953)

          • Calgary Stampeders (1954)

          • Washington Redskins (1955–1959)

          • Dallas Cowboys (1960–1963)

          Career achievements

          • Cowboys claimed him, making him their first-ever quarterback

          • Threw 37 interceptions than touchdowns in his career

          Awards

          • 3× Little All-American (1947, 1948, 1949)

          • All-American (1949)

          • NFL Rookie of the Year (1952)

          • 4× Pro Bowl (1955, 1957, 1958, 1962)

          • 80 Greatest Redskins

          • Washington Redskins Ring of Fame

            6. Doug Flutie

            Height: 5’10”

            Played in teams

            • New Jersey Generals (1985)

            • Chicago Bears (1986–1987)

            • New England Patriots (1987–1989)

            • BC Lions (1990–1991)

            • Calgary Stampeders (1992–1995)

            • Toronto Argonauts (1996–1997)

            • Buffalo Bills (1998–2000)

            • San Diego Chargers (2001–2004)

            • New England Patriots (2005)

            Awards in NFL

            • Pro Bowl (1998)

            • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1998)

            Final Words

            In many cases, we get under-confident when we have something in short. But sometimes, when you are skilled enough, you can overcome your disabilities. In NFL, numerous players are not as tall as a usual player but had an incredible career in the NFL.

            When you have a dream, never lose hope until the last bit of your patience, you never know something wonderful may come out of you as well.