The last couple of decades aside, the Redskins have one of the better legacies in the NFL when it comes to quarterbacks. Two Redskins signal callers are in the Hall of Fame and three others won Super Bowls.
Besides golden arms and the ability to come through in the clutch, many of the Redskins’ greats at quarterback also share another trait–they are, well, vertically challenged compared to the prototype at the position.
In his Sunday Blitz column on the National Football Post, Dan Pompei put together a list of best short quarterbacks of all time. He defined “short” as 6-0 or less and he confined the list to quarterbacks who played in 1960 or later. Of the 11 players on his list, four played for the Redskins.
Sammy Baugh, the first great (and still the greatest) Redskins quarterback was listed at 6-2. That is the lower end of what is considered to be the right height range for a QB. Robert Griffin III, who the Redskins hope will be the next great signal caller, is also 6-2.