How tall is Drew Brees

Drew Brees Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

American footballer, who has played Quarterback for the San Diego Chargers and New Orlean Saints. At the NFL combine he measured a little over the 6ft mark and has claimed "I'm 6 feet" and "I am six-feet, 1/4 inch.".

How tall is Drew Brees
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Average Guess (28 Votes)
6ft 0.34in (183.7cm)
Nik said on 20/Dec/18
I admire how honest he is! 🏆! 🐝r🐝!
Canson said on 23/Nov/18
@Paul NS: I wonder if he’s only 5’11”
Animus said on 9/Nov/18
He's easily six feet tall. He was significantly taller than Matthew McConaughey and Luke Bracey.
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 31/Oct/18
Rob, here's a quoted claim from him from a recent interview with Dan Patrick you could add Click Here
JD 5'9" said on 15/Oct/18
So yeah. I've always assumed this height was correct. However multiple people are now saying he's not an inch above 5'10". If this is true I wonder how he fooled us all. No way an athlete in his 30's has lost height right?
viper said on 8/Oct/18
Jason Witten just said Brees is not 6-0
Animus said on 20/Sep/18
He measured 6'0¼ at the NFL Combine, which likely means he is 6'0 flat in the afternoon.
Canson said on 2/May/18
@Christian: I may have been wrong a while back when I mentioned 5’11. Says here that he measured 5’11 7/8 at the Aloha Bowl in 2001 so his combine measurement makes sense. Maybe he’s 5’11.75 at a low in the afternoon since his combine was 6’0.25 in the AM but that’s still close enough to get a 6’0” claim but not 6’1” like he thought he was. Maybe he was referring to his shoe height

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Editor Rob
He bust a gut for an extra few mm's to get that six foot mark.
Canson said on 2/May/18
He measured other times as well. His Senior Bowl was 5’11 3/4 or 7/8. Christian is right the combine is in the morning. It also said that Baker Mayfield “missed his morning weigh-in and measurement” at the Senior Bowl due to family reasons and was measured later at 6’0 3/8 as a result. He was 6’0 5/8 at the combine, however, because that is early morning. It’s also said that most scouts saw Baker as closer to 6’0” which means his Senior Bowl was likely not even a low. Someone measuring 6’0 5/8 an hour out of bed is more likely 6’0 1/8 or 6’0 1/4 at a low which is why most of them saw him as shorter than he measured as he would be later in the day when a normal measurement occurs
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 1/May/18
The 6'0.25" is a morning measurement.
Animus said on 30/Apr/18
He was measured above 6'0 at the combine: Click Here
RamblerReb said on 27/Apr/18
I've never met Brees but I've been in the same room with him (if you count the Superdome as one room), and from the front row where I sat during the 2012 NFC Divisional game he looked right at 6'.

For what it's worth, Rob, calling him or any American football player exactly that (an American football player), or an NFL quarterback (or wide receiver, running back, etc.), would be perfectly fine and eliminate confusion, as players are routinely referred to by their position.
Canson said on 3/Mar/18
@Jake94: I think it’s also up to the player to decide how they want to be listed. But yea for some height isn’t relevant. For a QB especially if he’s alreadh 6’4” which is ideal size. But Kap was listed at 6’5” early on in his career but being that’s a morning 6’4 5/8 he isn’t above max 194cm maybe just 6’4.25

As for Brees I can almost see that being a morning height or possible error. He looks small on field imho. If that’s in the morning he’d be 5’11.75 but he doesn’t even look that to me
Editor Rob
I read something from Brees before the draft and I'm sure he said he hoped to measure 6ft 1, but we'll see about it.
Canson said on 3/Mar/18
@Jake94: I think it’s also up to the player to decide how they want to be listed. But yea for some height isn’t relevant. For a QB especially if he’s alreadh 6’4” which is ideal size. But Kap was listed at 6’5” early on in his career but being that’s a morning 6’4 5/8 he isn’t above max 194cm maybe just 6’4.25
Jake94 (5'9 said on 21/Jan/18
@Canson I guess if your that tall they don't care as much. Drew Brees has been listed as 6'1" occasionally. Currently most listings have him at 6' even
Editor Rob
Drew and Shawne Merriman who nobody can agree on.
Canson said on 20/Jan/18
@Jake: not always. Colin Kapernick was given 6’4 when he measured 6’4 5/8. Kap being a morning measurement if accurate is likely my height 193.7 at night and 6’5 out of bed
Jake94 (5'9 said on 19/Jan/18
@ KH, they do barefoot measurement, but usually round up for the listed height. Like a player who measure 5'11" and a 1/4 at the combine will almost always get listed as 6'
Jake94 (5'9 said on 19/Jan/18
6' and a quarter
Goku said on 18/Jan/18
Rob, when you say "American footballer", you refer to soccer (football) players. I think it should be "American football player" instead.
Editor Rob
I understand what you mean.

Since the tag only appears on players who are in the NFL, I thought it was a shorter version.

It's unfortunate Americans also use football to describe the sport. It has been a long-term point of confusion.
Animus said on 18/Jan/18
He can look 1½-2 inches taller than Matthew McConaughey. Brees strikes me as a solid 6'0, he could be anywhere in the 183-183.5cm range.
Borats Chicken said on 17/Jan/18
Rob, any chance of aaron rodgers gets a page? the guy got insecure and Sensitive about it when a fan said something about his height
Editor Rob
The poor bloke is gonna have a heart attack when I list him just under 6ft 2 then!

I would class him just under 6ft 2.
Borats Chicken said on 28/Oct/17
Rob, any chance you're going add joe namaths page again? i cant see it anymore
Canson said on 28/Oct/17
I agree more with the first measurement of 5’11 7/8. He was measured twice so that leads me to believe the second isn’t as accurate. Which would essentially make him 5’11.5. He honestly doesn’t look much taller than Johnny manziel who measured 5’11 3/4 at 7 or 8am
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/17
Rob, how likely is a little over 6ft?
Editor Rob: considering measurement times, I think most nfl players would shrink another 1/4 at least, so he may well hold onto near 6ft flat or at worst just under it...bursting a gut I'm sure he's a little over 6ft in the afternoon though.
Frost said on 27/Oct/17
@NFL nerd, I remember the Chase Daniel thing, it was evident though right off the bat that Brees was noticeably taller. And I know the combine has gotten much better over the years as a result of the NCAA outright lying about player listings and coaching staff becoming increasingly irate to find their prospects were much shorter (and at times even taller) than their listed heights. That's when draft combine listings became almost completely accurate.

Brees entered the league in the early 2000s so I assumed he would suffer the same fate as others, but he does appear at least 6'0. It's only in certain instances where he seems shorter than his listing.

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here he is with Jimmy Fallon and easily an inch taller.

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and here he is with Tim Tebow and Dan Marino. With Odell and Russell Wilson he absolutely doesn't look more than 5'11, but they are honestly the only places I've seen him look sub 6'0.

Rob's listing works best in all honesty.
Borats Chicken said on 26/Oct/17
Rob, could his lowest be 5'11.75?
Editor Rob: he might at worst go slightly under 6ft, later in the day, for the most part I'd call him a decent enough six foot.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 26/Oct/17
@NFL Nerd

That may explain why guys like Roman Reigns look much shorter than their measurement (he was measured 6'2 5/8" but really doesn't look more than 6'2")
Travis said on 26/Oct/17
yup he 6ft idk why people say that drew brees is 5'11.25 i just dont see it
NFL nerd said on 26/Oct/17
Unfortunately our precious combine is not 100% accurate. A relevant example, Chase Daniel, Brees former backup, was measured 6 feet on the dot at the combine. Chase has been referred to as a midget and is substantially shorter than Drew Brees in pictures. Its clear fudging is allowed for certain players.

The combine is a morning measurement and pro days, senior bowls, etc are typically afternoon measurements. So it's possible for drew to drop from his combine 6'0 1/4 to the 5'11 7/8 measurement. Kirk Cousins for example, measured 6'2 5/8 at the combine, but 6'2 1/4 at his pro day.

Ultimately, I think he's a 5'11 guy.
Canson said on 25/Oct/17
@Christian: I’m curious as to the ambiguity with his measurement tho. I saw where Paul mentioned below that he measured 5’11 7/8 the first time. I’m wondering if that is closer to the truth as a morning height and he’s really more 5’11 5/8 or 1/2
Anonymous said on 25/Oct/17
KH, The NFL absolutely does do barefoot measurements! And mostly always list their players barefoot height measurements (rounded up or down to the nearest inch) on the rosters. Unlike the NBA...who take both barefoot & shoe measurements. And 99% of the team list their height in shoes on the roster.
Matthew Robinson said on 24/Oct/17
Vince Vaughn is looking pretty short in that photo next to Brees.
KH said on 24/Oct/17
Not sure if he is the full six foot. Also, you have to be careful about combine measurements when it comes to the NFL I am not sure they do barefoot measurements like the NBA does.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 24/Oct/17
@Canson

It's quite surprising to see a 5'11.5" guy get measured at 6'0.25" then. His combine measurement must've been straight out of bed. Either that, or there could be an error, like how a few NBA players have their pre draft height listed inaccurately.
Anonymous said on 24/Oct/17
Made Vince Vaughn look 6'3"
Ed Kline said on 24/Oct/17
Paul:
Wonder which one is accurate.

Both, he just stood a little taller. I often measure 5'8 7/8, and can get back on and scrape 5'9.
Dingus said on 23/Oct/17
6ft and one eight inches tall imo
Paul said on 23/Oct/17
There are definitely anecdotes out there about how this guy is supposedly a midget, but I imagine they're just exaggerated. I do find this quote interesting, though. It's from a 2001 Sports Illustrated article when he was measured by several scouts at the Hula Bowl in Hawaii. Click Here

"When Brees is measured, the attendant pauses before barking, 'Five-eleven-seven [5'11 7/8"].' The audience groans. Brees steps back and stares at the scale and its operator. He asks to be measured again. 'Six even!' bellows the attendant. Scouts applaud. 'He's a good kid; we all want him to be a 6-footer,' says Lacewell."

Wonder which one was accurate.
Frost said on 23/Oct/17
I thought he was under this mark because of the Russell Wilson and Beckham pics but with Tim Tebow it holds up. I was wrong.
Saints said on 23/Oct/17
Solid measurement, he has easily an inch over 5ft 11 Luke Bracey in this photo.
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Canson said on 23/Oct/17
@Christian: I’d be hard pressed to even put him at 6’0”. He really looks short compared to most other guys out there. I would’ve said maybe 5’11.5 is how he looks really. He doesn’t look as tall as someone like Mike Wallace who is a legit 6’0” guy
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 23/Oct/17
Measured 6'0.25" at the draft Click Here but that was an early measurement so I can see him at 6'0" like he's listed here, or possibly 182.5cm also.
MD said on 23/Oct/17
No, you don't ever hear about how much shorter he is than 6ft, rather you hear often about how short he is for his position.
Paul said on 22/Oct/17
Wow, really? All you ever hear about this guy heightwise is how he's supposedly so much shorter than 6ft.

I can't say I've ever looked into it, but it may just be because he's pretty short for a QB and thus doesn't look tall on the field, so people think he is shorter.

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