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Does hand size really matter for quarterbacks?

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In a word, no, it doesn’t. And if hand size is so important, why doesn’t foot size matter for kickers and punters?

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You know what they say about dudes with big hands ... they wear big gloves.

Whenever I see the topic of hand size and quarterbacks re-emerge, I think of Jeff Foxworthy’s bit on guys with big hands, feet, nose and ears. That’s about as serious as we should take quarterbacks and their hand sizes.

On the MHR Radio Podcast, that’s the level of seriousness Adam Malnati and I gave this topic. In the nature of such things, it’s a piece of the puzzle. But to hold this or any other above the rest as the reason one guy plays well and another doesn’t is absurd.

There are multiple reasons some quarterbacks succeed in the NFL and others don’t. To say it’s because of the size of their hands is ridiculous. Joe Burrow may succeed in the NFL, he may not. To say yah or nah based on his 9-inch hands is equally ridiculous. Burrow is the latest in this annual absurdity on hand size and quarterbacks.

What I found the most interesting aspect of all of this, based on what I could find, is Jim Druckenmiller and his ginormous 11.25-inch hands. Tony Romo, on the other hand, has 8.8-inch hands. I’m sure his new $17 million a year contract at CBS will make up for it. In terms of the Denver Broncos, Drew Lock has 9-inch hands.

By the way, if hand size is an indicator for success of quarterbacks, why isn’t foot size as important for kickers and punters?

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