Chip Kelly wasn't joking around when he said he believes "big people beat up little people." After calculating the average height and weight of every team in the NFL for a piece in the Eagles Almanac, I have found the Philadelphia Eagles have the NFL's tallest roster. Here's a look in chart form:
The Eagles just barely lead the league at an average of 74.41 inches. That's over 6-2. Last year the Eagles ranked fourth overall at around 74.13 inches. Here's a look at all the teams:
Now let's take a look at weights. Last year the Eagles ranked ninth at 246.7 pounds. This year the Eagles increased their average weight to 247.1 pounds, but their ranking dropped to 14th overall.
And now for the data chart:
• The difference between the tallest team (Eagles) and shortest team (Washington) is less than a full inch: 0.82.
• The difference between the heaviest team (Colts) and the lightest team (Rams) is 8.44 pounds.
• None of the bottom five teams in height or weight had a winning record last season. In fact, some of them were among the worst teams.
• Once again, don't forget to check out the Eagles Almanac!