Joe Burrow's hand size being called into question following 2020 NFL Combine measurements
It didn’t take very long but we’ve reached the crazy section of the football offseason as the 2020 NFL Combine begun on Monday in Indianapolis.
Before any drills can be run or cones circled, the prospects are subject to poking and prodding by NFL scouts and general managers who have made the journey to Indianapolis to study the players that will soon be up for selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The first data point collected from every combine is the measurements of the prospects. While many will argue the validity and the information gained from measurements, NFL teams have to know exactly what they are getting in a prospect.
This year, the biggest measurement “news” out of Indianapolis comes from Joe Burrow, the presumed No. 1 overall selection in the draft. Burrow’s hands measure nine inches, which some are labeling as an issue.
Interestingly, Burrow’s hand size was not an issue when he led LSU to a 15-0 record and set multiple NCAA passing records last season for the Tigers.
Check out some of the reactions to the news on Twitter:
EXCLUSIVE: Joe Burrow’s hand size pic.twitter.com/bcQ8En1AUv
— Karen Howell (@karenehowell) February 24, 2020
Fun fact: Bengals coach Zac Taylor has worked with the two notable NFL quarterbacks who share Joe Burrow's hand size — Ryan Tannehill and Jared Goff.
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) February 24, 2020
Joe Burrow hand size-not a big deal.
— Jim Dunaway (@jimdunaway) February 24, 2020
Joe Burrow and Jake Fromm coming in with 9" and 8 7/8" hands respectively is interesting.
A lot was made about Sam Darnold's hand size in the 2018 NFL Draft class…and his were 9 3/8".
— Kyle Yates (@KyleYNFL) February 24, 2020
Joe Burrow's hand size yikes
— Jofra (@YoungHOKOO) February 24, 2020
All about Joe Burrow hand size for the next couple of months. 9 inches is smaller than both Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. #NFLCombine
— OTPNFL (@OverThePondNFL) February 24, 2020
Joe Burrow’s hand measurement (9”) is less than ideal. Time for the pundits to debate whether that should knock him out of the top spot…
— GWB0122 (@gwb0122) February 24, 2020
So all the Joe Burrow haters jumping for joy over a hand measurement huh??? Please tell me y’all not serious? #NFLDraft
— Basheer Umar Pemberton 🇸🇦 (@SalafeeScout) February 24, 2020
Do you put any stock into the hand size of a quarterback?