Quarterback Combine Testing

The NFL Scouting Combine is a series of tests and interviews of prospective new NFL players. The players are essentially all put through the same physical tests, irrespective of their playing position. However, not all the fitness tests of the combine are relevant for a quarterback, a highly specialized and very demanding position on the field requiring unique talents, both mentally and physically.

To address this the lack of specific quarterback testing, in 2011 the crew at the ESPN's Sport Science show created a quarterback combine to put some of the top prospects in that year's draft to the test, to determine whether they possess the physical and mental skills required for a quarterback in the NFL.

Below are the details of the test, the only ones the same as in the official NFL draft are some of the physical measurements and the vertical jump.

The QB Tests

The NFL combine does not cater for quarterbacksThe NFL combine does not cater for quarterbacks

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