How tall is Tua Tagovailoa? Here is the Alabama quarterback's height compared to QBs

Blake Morgan
Montgomery Advertiser

Tua Tagovailoa has been one of the most talked about quarterbacks in college football since he replaced Jalen Hurts in the 2018 National Championship game as a freshman.

There is no denying how talented the Alabama quarterback is but one question does seem to pop up every time he slings another touchdown: Just how tall is Tagovailoa?

Tagovailoa is officially listed at 6-foot-1 on Alabama's team roster.

However, during Alabama's junior pro day last season his actual height became known.

Tagovailoa is just a little bit taller than 6-feet tall.

If you kept up with the 2019 NFL Draft at all, one of the largest narratives leading up to the event was how tall is former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. Fans and NFL general managers alike want to know if a player's height will affect their ability to lead an offense. 

Well, we have put together a quick list for you to know exactly how Tagovailoa compares to other athletes.

Who is taller: Tua Tagovailoa or Kyler Murray?

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) against the Carolina Panthers at State Farm Stadium.

Tagovailoa is a little bit taller. Murray measured in at 5-10 at the NFL combine.

So don't expect the build-up to Tagovailoa's draft to be filled with questions about his height limiting his ability in the NFL.

Who is taller: Tua Tagovailoa or Russell Wilson?

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks ran Auburn's "pop pass" play against the Green Bay Packers.

The way Tagovailoa uses his mobility to keep plays alive and his pinpoint accuracy down the field draws a lot of comparisons to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Another similarity is how small the signal callers appear next to their offensive linemen. 

It's not a bad comparison because Wilson is 5-11, giving Tagovailoa a slight advantage.

Who is taller: Tua Tagovailoa or Drew Brees?

Sep 9, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass in the second half against the Houston Texans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterbacks on the shorter side have been using New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees as an example for a smaller QB to succeed for years.

Brees compares pretty well to Tagovailoa, they are both 6-foot

Who is taller: Tua Tagovailoa or Joe Namath?

New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath in 1970.

You can't talk about athletic Alabama quarterbacks without mentioning Joe Namath. Namath played for the Crimson Tide from 1962-64 before playing for the New York Jets. 

He was a little bit taller than Tagovailoa, standing at 6-2.

Who is taller: Tua Tagovailoa or Nick Saban?

Alabama head coach Nick Saban before the Ole Miss game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday September 28, 2019.

Nick Saban is a giant in the college football coaching ranks, but only metaphorically.

Tagovailoa has learned a lot under the coaching legend however, he does literally look down on him. Saban is 5-6

Who is taller: Tua Tagovailoa or Javian Davis?

This is more of a joke than anything. The Alabama basketball team's tallest player is Javian Davis. He stands 6-9, of course, much taller than Tagovailoa.

Imagine how unstoppable Tagovailoa would be if he was as tall as Davis, though.

Who is taller: Tua Tagovailoa or Kit Harington?

The four surviving Stark children – well, technically, three Starks and their Targaryen cousin – posed together April 12 at the "Game of Thrones" premiere in Belfast Ireland, where the Winterfell scenes were shot. (From left: Actors Maisie Williams, from left, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Isaac Hempstead)

Kit Harington is a British actor probably better known as his former character Jon Snow in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones.

Harington's height was even written into the dialogue of the show multiple times in the final season. 

He stands 5-7, which gives Tagovailoa a very large advantage.

Who is taller: Tua Tagovailoa or Tom Cruise?

(FILES): This 04 September 1999 file photo shows US actor Tom Cruise (R) and his wife, Australian actress Nicole Kidman, arriving for the German premier of "Eyes Wide Shut", the last work of late US director Stanley Kubrick, at the Cinemaxx cinema in Hamburg, Germany. According to reports 05 February 2001, Cruise and Kidman are divorcing.  AFP PHOTO/DPA/FILES/KAY NIETFELD ORG XMIT: HBG03

One of Hollywood's most famous action heroes is also known for being on the shorter side of things. Tom Cruise stands 5-7

Depending on where Tagovailoa gets drafted, he could be looking at staring in his own Mission Impossible soon enough. 

Blake Morgan is a digital producer with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @BlakeMorgan123

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