List of Los Angeles Chargers starting quarterbacks

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Philip Rivers (2006–present)

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the National Football League (NFL)'s Los Angeles Chargers (formerly the San Diego Chargers). They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the team.

Starting quarterbacks[edit]

Dan Fouts (1973–1987)

The number of games they started during the season is listed to the right:

Regular season[edit]

Season(s) Quarterback(s)
Los Angeles Chargers 1960
1960 (AFL) Jack Kemp (12) / Bob Clatterbuck (2)
San Diego Chargers 1960–2016
1961 (AFL) Jack Kemp (14)
1962 (AFL) John Hadl (10) / Dick Wood (2) / Jack Kemp (2)
1963 (AFL) Tobin Rote (14)
1964(AFL) John Hadl (9) / Tobin Rote (5)
1965 (AFL) John Hadl (14)
1966 (AFL) John Hadl (13) / Steve Tensi (1)
1967 (AFL) John Hadl (14)
1968 (AFL) John Hadl (14)
1969 (AFL) John Hadl (10) / Marty Domres (4)
1970 (NFL) John Hadl (12) / Marty Domres (2)
1971 John Hadl (14)
1972 John Hadl (14)
1973 Dan Fouts (6) / Wayne Clark (4) / Johnny Unitas (4)
1974 Dan Fouts (11) / Jesse Freitas (3)
1975 Dan Fouts (9) / Jesse Freitas (4) / Virgil Carter (1)
1976 Dan Fouts (13) / Clint Longley (1)
1977 James Harris (9) / Dan Fouts (4) / Cliff Olander (1)
1978 Dan Fouts (14) / James Harris (2)
1979 Dan Fouts (16)
1980 Dan Fouts (16)
1981 Dan Fouts (16)
1982 Dan Fouts (9)
1983 Dan Fouts (10) / Ed Luther (6)
1984 Dan Fouts (13) / Ed Luther (3)
1985 Dan Fouts (12) /Mark Herrmann (4)
1986 Dan Fouts (12) / Tom Flick (3) / Mark Herrmann (1)
1987 Dan Fouts (10) / Rick Neuheisel (2) / Mark Herrmann (2) / Mike Kelley (1)
1988 Mark Malone (8) / Babe Laufenberg (6) / Mark Vlasic (2)
1989 Jim McMahon (11) / Billy Joe Tolliver (5)
1990 Billy Joe Tolliver (14) / Mark Vlasic (1) / John Friesz (1)
1991 John Friesz (16)
1992 Stan Humphries (15) / Bob Gagliano (1)
1993 Stan Humphries (10) / John Friesz (6)
1994 Stan Humphries (15) / Gale Gilbert (1)
1995 Stan Humphries (15) / Gale Gilbert (1)
1996 Stan Humphries (13) / Sean Salisbury (3)
1997 Stan Humphries (8) / Craig Whelihan (7) / Jim Everett (1)
1998 Ryan Leaf (9) / Craig Whelihan (7)
1999 Jim Harbaugh (12) / Erik Kramer (4)
2000 Ryan Leaf (9) / Jim Harbaugh (5) / Moses Moreno (2)
2001 Doug Flutie (16)
2002 Drew Brees (16)
2003 Drew Brees (11) / Doug Flutie (5)
2004 Drew Brees (15) / Doug Flutie (1)
2005 Drew Brees (16)
2006 Philip Rivers (16)
2007 Philip Rivers (16)
2008 Philip Rivers (16)
2009 Philip Rivers (16)
2010 Philip Rivers (16)
2011 Philip Rivers (16)
2012 Philip Rivers (16)
2013 Philip Rivers (16)
2014 Philip Rivers (16)
2015 Philip Rivers (16)
2016 Philip Rivers (16)
Los Angeles Chargers 2017–present
2017 Philip Rivers (16)

Post-season[edit]

Season Quarterback(s)
1960 (AFL) Jack Kemp (0–1)
1961 (AFL) Jack Kemp (0–1)
1963 (AFL) Tobin Rote (1–0)
1964 (AFL) Tobin Rote (0–1)
1965 (AFL) John Hadl (0–1)
1979 Dan Fouts (0–1)
1980 Dan Fouts (1–1)
1981 Dan Fouts (1–1)
1982 Dan Fouts (1–1)
1992 Stan Humphries (1–1)
1994 Stan Humphries (2–1)
1995 Stan Humphries (0–1)
2004 Drew Brees (0–1)
2006 Philip Rivers (0–1)
2007 Philip Rivers (2–1)
2008 Philip Rivers (1–1)
2009 Philip Rivers (0–1)
2013 Philip Rivers (1–1)

Most games as starting quarterback[edit]

These quarterbacks have the most starts for the Chargers in regular season games (as of Week 17 of 2017 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 %
Philip Rivers 2004–present 196 192 106 86 .552
Dan Fouts 1973–1987 181 171 86 84 1 .506
John Hadl 1962–1972 154 123 59 55 9 .516
Stan Humphries 1992–1997 79 76 47 29 .618
Drew Brees 2001–2005 59 58 30 28 .517

Team career passing records[edit]

(As of Week 17 of 2017 season)

Name Comp Att % Yds TD Int
Philip Rivers 4,171 6,492 64.2 50,348 342 166
Dan Fouts 3,297 5,604 58.8 43,040 254 242
John Hadl 1,824 3,640 50.1 26,938 201 211
Stan Humphries 1,335 2,350 56.8 16,085 85 73
Drew Brees 1,125 1,809 62.2 12,348 80 53

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