List of Buffalo Bills starting quarterbacks

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These quarterbacks have started for Professional Football's Buffalo Bills. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the team.

Starting quarterbacks[edit]

List of all Buffalo Bills starting quarterbacks The number of games they started during the season is listed to the right:

Regular season[edit]

Season(s) Quarterback(s)
2014 EJ Manuel (4) / Kyle Orton (8)
2013 EJ Manuel (10) / Thad Lewis (5) / Jeff Tuel (1)
2012 Ryan Fitzpatrick (16)
2011 Ryan Fitzpatrick (16)
2010 Ryan Fitzpatrick (13) / Trent Edwards (2) / Brian Brohm (1)
2009 Ryan Fitzpatrick (8) / Trent Edwards (7) / Brian Brohm (1)
2008 Trent Edwards (14) / J.P. Losman (2)
2007 Trent Edwards (9) / J.P. Losman (7)
2006 J.P. Losman (16)
2005 J.P. Losman (8) / Kelly Holcomb (8)
2004 Drew Bledsoe (16)
2003 Drew Bledsoe (16)
2002 Drew Bledsoe (16)
2001 Alex Van Pelt (8) / Rob Johnson (8)
2000 Rob Johnson (11) / Doug Flutie (5)
1999 Doug Flutie (15) / Rob Johnson (1)
1998 Doug Flutie (10) / Rob Johnson (6)
1997 Todd Collins (13) / Alex Van Pelt (3)
1996 Jim Kelly (13) / Todd Collins (3)
1995 Jim Kelly (15) / Todd Collins (1)
1994 Jim Kelly (14) / Frank Reich (2)
1993 Jim Kelly (16)
1992 Jim Kelly (16)
1991 Jim Kelly (15) / Frank Reich (1)
1990 Jim Kelly (14) / Frank Reich (2)
1989 Jim Kelly (13) / Frank Reich (3)
1988 Jim Kelly (16)
1987 Jim Kelly (12) / Brian McClure (1) / Willie Totten (1) / Dan Manucci (1)
1986 Jim Kelly (16)
1985 Vince Ferragamo (9) / Bruce Mathison (7)
1984 Joe Ferguson (11) / Joe Dufek (5)
1983 Joe Ferguson (16)
1982 Joe Ferguson (9)
1981 Joe Ferguson (16)
1980 Joe Ferguson (16)
1979 Joe Ferguson (16)
1978 Joe Ferguson (16)
1977 Joe Ferguson (14)
1976 Joe Ferguson (7) / Gary Marangi (7)
1975 Joe Ferguson (14)
1974 Joe Ferguson (14)
1973 Joe Ferguson (14)
1972 Dennis Shaw (13) / Leo Hart (1)
1971 Dennis Shaw (12) / James Harris (2)
1970 (NFL) Dennis Shaw (12) / Dan Darragh (2)
1969 (AFL) Jack Kemp (11) / Dan Darragh (2) / James Harris (1)
1968 (AFL) Dan Darragh (7) / Ed Rutkowski (3) / Kay Stephenson (3) / Tom Flores (1)
1967 (AFL) Jack Kemp (11) / Tom Flores (3)
1966 (AFL) Jack Kemp (14)
1965 (AFL) Jack Kemp (13) / Daryle Lamonica (1)
1964 (AFL) Jack Kemp (13) / Daryle Lamonica (1)
1963 (AFL) Jack Kemp (13) / / Daryle Lamonica (1)
1962 (AFL) Warren Rabb (7) / Al Dorow (4) / Jack Kemp (3)
1961 (AFL) Johnny Green (5) / Warren Rabb (3) / M.C. Reynolds (3) / Richie Lucas (2) / Tommy O'Connell (1)
1960 (AFL) Johnny Green (6) / Tommy O'Connell (5) / Richie Lucas (2) / Bob Brodhead (1)

Post-season[edit]

Season Quarterback(s)
1963 (AFL) Jack Kemp (0–1)
1964 (AFL) Jack Kemp (1–0)
1965 (AFL) Jack Kemp (1–0)
1966 (AFL) Jack Kemp (0–1)
1974 Joe Ferguson (0–1)
1980 Joe Ferguson (0–1)
1981 Joe Ferguson (1–1)
1988 Jim Kelly (1–1)
1989 Jim Kelly (0–1)
1990 Jim Kelly (2–1)
1991 Jim Kelly (2–1)
1992 Frank Reich (2–0)
Jim Kelly (1–1)
1993 Jim Kelly (2–1)
1995 Jim Kelly (1–1)
1996 Jim Kelly (0–1)
1998 Doug Flutie (0–1)
1999 Rob Johnson (0–1)

Most Games as Starting Quarterback[edit]

These quarterbacks have the most starts for the Bills in regular season games.

Name
GP Games played
GS Games started
W Number of wins as starting quarterback
L Number of losses as starting quarterback
T Number of ties as starting quarterback
Pct Winning Percentage as starting quarterback
Name Period GP GS W L T  %
Ferguson, Joe 1973-1984 164 163 77 86 - .472
Kelly, Jim 1986-1996 160 160 101 59 - .631
Kemp, Jack 1962-1969 88 77 43 31 3 .578
Fitzpatrick, Ryan 2009-2012 55 53 20 33 - .377
Bledsoe, Drew 2002-2004 48 48 23 25 - .479

Team Career Passing Records[edit]

Name Comp Att  % Yds TD Int
Kelly, Jim 2,874 4,779 60.1% 35,467 237 175
Ferguson, Joe 2,188 4,166 52.5% 27,590 181 190
Fitzpatrick, Ryan 1,041 1,742 59.8% 11,654 80 64
Kemp, Jack 1,039 2,240 46.4% 15,134 77 132
Bledsoe, Drew 905 1,531 59.1% 10,151 55 43
Flutie, Doug 598 1,063 56.3% 7,582 47 30

See also[edit]

References[edit]

A big breakthrough[edit]

With the Bills' week 13 win over Cleveland, they have won 7 games in one season for the first time since 2008.