List of Detroit Lions starting quarterbacks

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

Regular season[edit]

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

Season(s) Quarterback(s)
2013 Matthew Stafford (16)
2012 Matthew Stafford (16)
2011 Matthew Stafford (16)
2010 Shaun Hill (10) / Matthew Stafford (3) / Drew Stanton (3)
2009 Matthew Stafford (10) / Daunte Culpepper (5) / Drew Stanton (1)
2008 Dan Orlovsky (7) / Daunte Culpepper (5) / Jon Kitna (4)
2007 Jon Kitna (16)
2006 Jon Kitna (16)
2005 Joey Harrington (11) / Jeff Garcia (5)
2004 Joey Harrington (16)
2003 Joey Harrington (16)
2002 Joey Harrington (12) / Mike McMahon (4)
2001 Charlie Batch (9) / Ty Detmer (4) / Mike McMahon (3)
2000 Charlie Batch (15) / Stoney Case (1)
1999 Charlie Batch (10) / Gus Frerotte (6)
1998 Charlie Batch (12) / Frank Reich (2) / Scott Mitchell (2)
1997 Scott Mitchell (16)
1996 Scott Mitchell (14) / Don Majkowski (2)
1995 Scott Mitchell (16)
1994 Scott Mitchell (9) / Dave Krieg (7)
1993 Rodney Peete (10) / Erik Kramer (4) / Andre Ware (2)
1992 Rodney Peete (10) / Erik Kramer (3) / Andre Ware (3)
1991 Rodney Peete (8) / Erik Kramer (8)
1990 Rodney Peete (11) / Bob Gagliano (4) / Andre Ware (1)
1989 Rodney Peete (8) / Bob Gagliano (7) / Eric Hipple (1)
1988 Rusty Hilger (9) / Chuck Long (7)
1987 Chuck Long (12) / Todd Hons (3)
1986 Eric Hipple (10) / Joe Ferguson (4) / Chuck Long (2)
1985 Eric Hipple (15) / Joe Ferguson (1)
1984 Gary Danielson (14) / John Witkowski (1) / Eric Hipple (1)
1983 Eric Hipple (16)
1982 Gary Danielson (5) / Eric Hipple (4)
1981 Eric Hipple (10) / Gary Danielson (4) / Jeff Komlo (2)
1980 Gary Danielson (16)
1979 Jeff Komlo (16)
1978 Gary Danielson (11) / Greg Landry (5)
1977 Greg Landry (11) / Gary Danielson (2) / Joe Reed (1)
1976 Greg Landry (12) / Joe Reed (2)
1975 Joe Reed (8) / Bill Munson (3) / Greg Landry (3)
1974 Greg Landry (14)
1973 Greg Landry (7) / Bill Munson (7)
1972 Greg Landry (14)
1971 Greg Landry (14)
1970 Bill Munson (8) / Greg Landry (6)
1969 Bill Munson (7) / Greg Landry (7)
1968 Bill Munson (12) / Greg Landry (2)
1967 Karl Sweetan (8) / Milt Plum (6)
1966 Karl Sweetan (8) / Milt Plum (6)
1965 Milt Plum (11) / George Izo (3)
1964 Milt Plum (11) / Earl Morrall (3)
1963 Earl Morrall (11) / Milt Plum (3)
1962 Milt Plum (14)
1961 Jim Ninowski (8) / Earl Morrall (6)
1960 Jim Ninowski (10) / Earl Morrall (2)
1959 Tobin Rote (7) / Earl Morrall (5)
1958 Tobin Rote (11) / Bobby Layne (1)
1957 Bobby Layne (8) / Tobin Rote (4)
1956 Bobby Layne (12)
1955 Bobby Layne (10) / Harry Gilmer (2)
1954 Bobby Layne (8) / Tom Dublinski (4)
1953 Bobby Layne (11) / Tom Dublinski (1)
1952 Bobby Layne (11) / Jim Hardy (1)
1951 Bobby Layne (12)
1950 Bobby Layne (12)
1949 Fred Enke (7) / Frank Tripucka (4) / Clyde LeForce (1)
1948 Fred Enke (10) / Clyde LeForce (2)
1947 Clyde LeForce
1946 Dave Ryan
1945 Chuck Fenenbock
1944 Frank Sinkwich
1943 Frank Sinkwich
1942 Harry Hopp
1941 Byron "Whizzer" White
1940 Byron "Whizzer" White
1939 Dwight Sloan
1938 Vern Huffman
1937 Dutch Clark
1936 Dutch Clark
1935 Dutch Clark
1934 Dutch Clark
1933 Glenn Presnell
1932 Dutch Clark
1931 Glenn Presnell
1930 Chuck Bennett