List of Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterbacks

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These quarterbacks have started for the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Bengals.

Starting quarterbacks[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Season(s) Quarterback(s)
2013 Andy Dalton (16)
2012 Andy Dalton (16)
2011 Andy Dalton (16)
2010 Carson Palmer (16)
2009 Carson Palmer (16)
2008 Ryan Fitzpatrick (12) / Carson Palmer (4)
2007 Carson Palmer (16)
2006 Carson Palmer (16)
2005 Carson Palmer (16)
2004 Carson Palmer (13) / Jon Kitna (3)
2003 Jon Kitna (16)
2002 Jon Kitna (12) / Gus Frerotte (3) / Akili Smith (1)
2001 Jon Kitna (15) / Akili Smith (1)
2000 Akili Smith (11) / Scott Mitchell (5)
1999 Jeff Blake (12) / Akili Smith (4)
1998 Neil O'Donnell (11) / Paul Justin (3) / Jeff Blake (2)
1997 Jeff Blake (11) / Boomer Esiason (5)
1996 Jeff Blake (16)
1995 Jeff Blake (16)
1994 Jeff Blake (9) / David Klingler (7)
1993 David Klingler (13) / Jay Schroeder (3)
1992 Boomer Esiason (11) / David Klingler (4) / Donald Hollas (1)
1991 Boomer Esiason (14) / Donald Hollas (1) / Erik Wilhelm (1)
1990 Boomer Esiason (16)
1989 Boomer Esiason (15) / Turk Schonert (1)
1988 Boomer Esiason (16)
1987 Boomer Esiason (12) / Dave Walter (2) / Adrian Breen (1)
1986 Boomer Esiason (16)
1985 Boomer Esiason (14) / Ken Anderson (2)
1984 Ken Anderson (9) / Boomer Esiason (4) / Turk Schonert (3)
1983 Ken Anderson (13) / Turk Schonert (3)
1982 Ken Anderson (9)
1981 Ken Anderson (16)
1980 Ken Anderson (12) / Jack Thompson (4)
1979 Ken Anderson (15) / Jack Thompson (1)
1978 Ken Anderson (12) / John Reaves (4)
1977 Ken Anderson (13) / John Reaves (1)
1976 Ken Anderson (14)
1975 Ken Anderson (13) / John Reaves (1)
1974 Ken Anderson (13) / Wayne Clark (1)
1973 Ken Anderson (14)
1972 Ken Anderson (13) / Virgil Carter (1)
1971 Virgil Carter (10) / Ken Anderson (4)
1970 Virgil Carter (11) / Sam Wyche (3)
1969 Greg Cook (11) / Sam Wyche (3)
1968 John Stofa (7) / Dewey Warren (4) / Sam Wyche (3)

Post-season[edit]

Season Quarterback(s)
1970 Virgil Carter (0–1)
1973 Ken Anderson (0–1)
1975 Ken Anderson (0–1)
1981 Ken Anderson (2–1)
1982 Ken Anderson (0–1)
1988 Boomer Esiason (2–1)
1990 Boomer Esiason (1–1)
2005 Carson Palmer (0–1)
2009 Carson Palmer (0–1)
2011 Andy Dalton (0–1)
2012 Andy Dalton (0–1)
2013 Andy Dalton (0–1)

Most games as starting quarterback[edit]

These quarterbacks have the most starts for the Bengals in regular season games (as of Week 1 of 2014 season).

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  %
Anderson, Ken 1971-1986 192 172 91 81 - .529
Esiason, Boomer 1984-1992, 1997 134 123 62 61 - .504
Palmer, Carson 2004-2010 97 97 46 51 - .474
Blake, Jeff 1994-1999 75 66 25 41 - .379
Dalton, Andy 2011-present 49 49 31 18 - .633
Kitna, Jon 2001-2005 53 46 18 28 - .391

Team career passing records[edit]

(As of Week 1 of 2014 season)

Name Comp Att  % Yds TD Int
Anderson, Ken 2,654 4,475 59.3% 32,838 197 160
Palmer, Carson 2,024 3,217 62.9% 22,694 154 100
Esiason, Boomer 2,015 3,564 56.5% 27,149 187 131
Blake, Jeff 1,240 2,221 55.8% 15,134 93 62
Dalton, Andy 1,017 1,668 61.0% 11,661 81 49
Kitna, Jon 1,009 1,707 59.1% 10,707 59 59

See also[edit]