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Captain Canuck 01-24-2013 05:37 PM

QB Hand Size
 
I was just wondering if anyone has past QB hand size measurements anywhere. I'd like to see the size of highly draft QB's in the past as well as current NFL starters. Just wondering if there is any correlation between hand size and success. I like what I'm seeing and hearing about Tyler Wilson but his hand size seems to be a concern.

Caulibflower 01-24-2013 06:04 PM

Colin Kaepernick has smaller hands than Alex Smith.

phlysac 01-24-2013 06:10 PM

Recent belief is that "average" QB handsize is between 9 1/4" - 9 1/2"

Saints-Tigers 01-25-2013 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Caulibflower (Post 3255757)
Colin Kaepernick has smaller hands than Alex Smith.

Smith's problem was never small hands, it was his small balls.

descendency 01-25-2013 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by phlysac (Post 3255763)
Recent belief is that "average" QB handsize is between 9 1/4" - 9 1/2"

That's tip of the thumb to tip of the pinky finger?

FUNBUNCHER 01-25-2013 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by descendency (Post 3256324)
That's tip of the thumb to tip of the pinky finger?

Yup, it's hand width.

YAYareaRB 01-25-2013 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Saints-Tigers (Post 3256317)
Smith's problem was never small hands, it was his small balls.

hahahahaha good one

mightytitan9 01-25-2013 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by phlysac (Post 3255763)
Recent belief is that "average" QB handsize is between 9 1/4" - 9 1/2"

This seems relatively small to me, I am 5'9" and my hands measure 9 1/16", I would think the difference would be much bigger for Qbs that average around 6'3".

I remember there was a big deal when Vick came out, I think his measured just slightly over 8.

mightytitan9 01-25-2013 03:38 PM

^ Double Post

WCH 01-25-2013 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by mightytitan9 (Post 3256386)
This seems relatively small to me, I am 5'9" and my hands measure 9 1/16", I would think the difference would be much bigger for Qbs that average around 6'3".

I remember there was a big deal when Vick came out, I think his measured just slightly over 8.

I'm 6'2", and my hands measure 8 7/8". I was clearly never going to be an NFL QB.

Monomach 01-25-2013 03:55 PM

I'm 6'1" and mine are 9 1/4".

I can be QB plz?

I think it's overblown. Kurt Warner had the hands of a smurf.

mightytitan9 01-25-2013 04:01 PM

As long as they can grip the ball it really doens't matter.

descendency 01-25-2013 05:56 PM

If it's hand width, I have 10.5 inch hands (5'10", so I'd have to be Russel Wilson like :/)...

niel89 01-25-2013 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by mightytitan9 (Post 3256411)
As long as they can grip the ball it really doens't matter.

Exactly. Its a complete none factor really. The only time it gets brought up is if a guy can't hold on to the ball at all and he has smaller hands. Is like arguing if a OL wears size 14 instead of 15 because the bigger foot would give more traction.

Bob Sanders Dreadlock 01-25-2013 06:48 PM

They say if your hand is bigger than your face you have cancer

Leon Sandcastle 01-25-2013 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob Sanders Dreadlock (Post 3256524)
They say if your hand is bigger than your face you have cancer

Or a big dong.

YotoJets007 01-25-2013 07:36 PM

Qbs with small hands have tendency of wobbling football. Receivers would have a difficulty to catch wobbling football. Also, they do throw a floater.

A small matter of a concern toward qb. Despite having big hands, Mark Sanchez does throw sailers and fumbles too much.

FUNBUNCHER 01-25-2013 07:46 PM

I think I read somewhere that finger length is more important for gripping a football than hand width.

phlysac 01-25-2013 07:50 PM

In theory, the less of your palm that touches the football, the more consistency in accuracy you can achieve. If you're able to control the football with just your fingers/fingertips, there is less surface area of the hand making contact with the ball and affecting trajectory upon release.

Ness 01-25-2013 08:31 PM

Culpepper had small hands for the NFL I believe. He used to fumble a lot.

Roddoliver 01-25-2013 09:29 PM

Tebow has huge hands. He still can't throw and he fumbled a lot in 2011.

descendency 01-25-2013 09:54 PM

Personally, I look at hand size when looking at WRs more than QBs.

XxXdragonXxX 01-25-2013 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by descendency (Post 3256494)
If it's hand width, I have 10.5 inch hands (5'10", so I'd have to be Russel Wilson like :/)...

Wilson's hands are like 10.25 so youve got him beat there already. Give it a shot....

nikkayeah 01-25-2013 11:30 PM

how big were culpepper's hands?

I_C_DeadPeople 01-26-2013 10:26 AM

Jon Kitna seemed to have small hands as he fumbled a lot and had a lot of odd looking throws. His nickname on forums was 'kitten mittens'


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