Kyler Murray vs. Russell Wilson first matchup of under six-foot QBs in nearly 50 years
The Arizona Cardinals will take part in their first NFC West contest of the season with history being made in the process. The game between Kyler Murray and Russell Wilson is the first under six-foot quarterback matchup in nearly 50 years per Andrew Siciliano.
Russell Wilson vs Kyler Murray will be the first @NFL matchup of QB under 6’ tall in 49 years.
Bob Berry’s Falcons defeated Edd Hargett’s Saints 32-14, Week 6 1970.@NFLResearch
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 25, 2019
The last time two quarterbacks who stood under six-feet tall faced one another came in 1970. That season, Bob Berry (5-foot-11) squared off against Edd Hargett (5-foot-11) in a battle between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.
Now, Murray and Wilson will show the world that you can play the quarterback position despite not being able to see over your offensive line. Interestingly enough, Murray was constantly compared to the Seahawks quarterback during the draft process.
Coming out of Oklahoma, Murray was considered to be the best quarterback prospect in this year’s draft. However, there were some doubters who questioned whether or not he could succeed in the NFL at his less-than-ideal height.
Standing at 5-foot-10, Murray has gotten off to a respectable start with 830 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions in his first three games. This week, he will be on the opposite sideline as the Super-Bowl winning quarterback of the Seahawks.
As for Wilson, he has joined Drew Brees in the small group of quarterbacks who have succeeded at under six-feet tall. Seattle’s franchise quarterback has thrown for 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in every season since 2012.
When the Cardinals and Seahawks take the field, all eyes will be on the two quarterbacks in this game. For the people out there that are under six-feet tall, this game is for you.