How Tall is Tom Brady? Is He Tall for a Quarterback?

After retiring a legend in 2022 with 22 NFL seasons and seven Super Bowl titles, then stepping back into the limelight just 6 weeks later, Tom Brady's illustrious career far from over, yet it is already one that will be talked about for centuries to come!

Regarding his height, being a quarterback he is on the taller side, and when you see him pictured off the field, similar to other tall celebs his height is well above average. 

So how tall is he compared to other successful quarterbacks, and what is his real height? Well, let's find the answers to these questions alongside some other interesting height info all about Tom Brady!

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What's His Real Height

After investigating Tom Brady's height by finding his official listings, and comparing him to other celebs, I believe that he always stands over 6'4" (193 cm), waking up at 6'4.5" (194.3 cm) and falling to around 6'4.25 (193.7 cm) for the majority of the day. 


Tom Brady's height is listed at 6'4" (1.93 m) on Google and 6'4¼" (1.94 m) on IMDb

Height Claim 

Mentioning his height as an advantage in his book The TB12 Method (1), Tom says:

"My size-by my senior year in high school I was 6'4", 210 pounds-probably played a part in my ability to play as many sports as I did, not just football but also basketball and baseball" 

Who know, maybe in another life Tom could have been a successful basketball star

NFL Related

Combine Measurement 2000

According to nflcombineresults (3), In 2000 when Brady was drafted, he was measured at 76.4 inches tall, or 6'4.4" tall.

Tom's NFL Listing

The official NFL site lists Brady as having a height of 6'4", and a weight of 225 pounds

Average Height Range For a Quarterback

Being tall is a vital physical trait that allows quarterbacks to see over guys in front of them and aim the ball.

The average height range of a modern-day quarterback lies between 6'2"-6'6", with Tom being almost the average of the average standing at 6'4.25"! 

Tom's Height Compared to Top-Earning Quarterbacks of All Time!

According to spotrac (3), through 2022 season, the highest-earning NFL quarterbacks are listed below, with Tom topping the list!

Let's compare and rank their heights, with some findings too! 

  1. Peyton Manning, 6'5.25" (196.2 cm), 18 seasons, $248,732,000
  2. Ben Roethlisberger, 6'5" (195.6 cm), 18 seasons, $267,286,864
  3. Eli Manning, 6'4.75" (194.9 cm), 16 seasons, $252,280,004
  4. Philip Rivers, 6'4.5" (194.3 cm), 17 seasons, $243,944,322
  5. Tom Brady, 23 seasons, 6'4.25" (193.9 cm), $332,962,392
  6. Matt Ryan, 6'4" (193 cm), 18 seasons $291,713,631
  7. Aaron Rodgers, 6'1.75" (187.3 cm), 18 seasons, $305,608,010
  8. Matthew Stafford, 6'1" (185.4 cm), 14 seasons, $300,806,037
  9. Drew Brees, 6'0" (182.9 cm), 20 seasons, $269,710,422
  10. Russell Wilson, 5'10.5" (179.1 cm), 11 seasons, $205,362,520


  • Tom is comfortably the richest man on the list, and also one of the richest sportsmen in history
  • Tom's height ranks 5th on the list at 6'4.25"
  • The average height of the top 10 earning quarterbacks is 190.3 cm or 6'3". This is 1.25 inches shorter than Tom!
  • The tallest man on the list is Peyton Manning, 6'5.25" who is 1 inch taller than Tom
  • The shortest man on the list is Russell Wilson, 5'10.5" who is 5.75 inches shorter than Tom

A Good Height for Baseball

In reference to Tom's potential baseball career, his coach reports through ABS Action News (4) "I thought baseball was his best sport." and "First of all he had good size, 6-4,"

Tom Has a Tall Family


Tom's mother Galynn Patricia Brady was a Flight attendant and stood 5'6" tall in her prime.



Tom Brady Sr. was an insurance agent & is the CEO and founder of Thomas Brady & Associates. He stood at 6'2" (188 cm) tall in his prime.

Tom's Predicted Height

The predicted height of Tom using a height calculator is 6'0.5" (184.2 cm) tall, and Tom is 3.75 inches taller than this!  He was clearly blessed in this respect, as being a few inches shorter may have impacted his ability to play quarterback at the supreme level he has so far throughout his career! 


Tom's wife Gisele Bündchen is a Brazilian fashion model and stands at 5'10" (177.8 cm) tall. 

His children are likely to end up at...

Based on the heights of both Tom and Gisele, and using a height calculator, Tom's boys should grow up to be 6'3.6" (192 cm) tall, which is 5.6 inches taller than the average young American man (20-39) standing at 5'10.1" (177.8 cm) aged 18-40, and his girls should grow to be 5'10.6" (179.3 cm) tall, which is also 5.6 inches taller than the average American woman standing at 5'5" (165.1 cm) aged 18-40. 

Now that's a tall family for sure! 

Height Range Compared to Other Celebs

Drew Brees 6'0" (182.9 cm)

There are many instances where Tom and Drew are on the pitch together and wearing similar footwear, making for accurate height comparison.

For instance, the last time they faced other on the Jan 18, 2021, at the Bucs VS New Orleans embracing after the game and later chatting on the field, the height difference is slightly over 4 inches, at 4.25".

In all of these instances there appears to be a solid 4 inches height difference, with Tom being the taller of the pair. 

So compared to Drew Brees, Tom appears around 6'4.25" tall. 

Payton Manning 6'5.25" (196.2 cm)

Once rivals on the pitch, there is plenty of photo evidence of them together for height comparison. In one instance, pictured together before Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020 and standing next to each other Payton is clearly taller, and the height difference is over 1 inch, but not quite 1.5 inches. 

Also, on Dec 18th, 2016 at the Patriots vs. Broncos pictured together after the game, and there is a solid 1.25 inch height difference between them. 

This translates to Tom appearing 6'4" exactly next to Payton. 

David Beckham 5'11" (180.3 cm)

The long-time friends have many photos together for good height comparison. For instance, pictured together after playing catch on the beach in early 2021, and side by side, there appears to be a 5.5 inch height difference again. 

In another example, at the 2022 Miami Grand Prix, pictured together Brady appears a good 5.5 inches taller than David. 

So compared to David Beckham, Tom appears around 6'4.5" tall.

The Results - Compared to other celebs, Tom appears between 6'4"-6'4.5" tall. 

The Bottom Line

Tom Brady stands comfortably over 6 feet 4 inches tall for the majority of the day, and on this page I will list his height as 6'4.25" (193.7 cm).

Other Heights

  1. Alex Guerrero, Right-hand man, 6'0" (182.9 cm)
  2. Rob Gronkowski, Teammate Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Good friend, 6’6" (198.1 cm)
  3. Jason Licht, Manager of Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014-), 6'2" (188 cm)
  4. Bill Belichick, New England Patriots manager (2000-), 5'10" (177.8 cm) Peak
  5. Patrick Mahomes II, Quarterback for Kansas City Chiefs (2017-), 6'3" (190.5 cm)
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