List of New England Patriots starting quarterbacks

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Tom Brady warming up before a preseason game against the Washington Redskins in 2009.
Tom Brady warming up before a preseason game in 2009. Brady is the only starting quarterback to have led the Patriots to a Super Bowl victory.

The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in Foxborough, Massachusetts. They are a member of the East Division of the American Football Conference (AFC). The team began as the Boston Patriots in the American Football League, a league that merged with the National Football League before the start of the 1970 season.[1] In 1971, the team relocated to Foxborough, where they then became the New England Patriots. Between 1971 and 2001, the Patriots played their home games at Foxboro Stadium. Since 2002, the Patriots have played their home games at Gillette Stadium (formerly CMGI Field), which was built adjacent to Foxboro Stadium (which was then demolished, and the land turned into a parking lot).

There have been 28 starting quarterbacks in the franchise's history. Butch Songin became the first starting quarterback for the Patriots in 1960, when the franchise was first established. Babe Parilli was the next starting quarterback for the Patriots, from 1961 to 1967. Tom Brady, the current quarterback since 2001, has led the team for more regular season games (207), post-season games (29), Super Bowl appearances (6), and complete seasons (12) than any other quarterback in franchise history.[2] Brady's only incomplete seasons were 2001,[2] when he took over for Drew Bledsoe as the starting quarterback and 2008, when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first game of the regular season.[3] Matt Cassel started the remaining fifteen games, and despite missing the playoffs, the team finished with an 11-5 record and second place in the AFC East.[4] Brady also has led the team to all four of the franchise's Super Bowl victories, doing so in 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2014.[2][5] He is one of only two Patriots quarterbacks to have played at Gillette Stadium, the other having been Cassel.[2] Steve Grogan has started the second-most games in franchise history (135), 56 games fewer than Brady.[6]

Regular season[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2014 season.
Season(s) Quarterback(s) Stats
New England Patriots
2014 Tom Brady (16) [7]
2013 Tom Brady (16) [8]
2012 Tom Brady (16) [9]
2011 Tom Brady (16) [10]
2010 Tom Brady (16) [11]
2009 Tom Brady (16) [12]
2008 Matt Cassel (15) / Tom Brady (1) [4]
2007 Tom Brady (16) [13]
2006 Tom Brady (16) [14]
2005 Tom Brady (16) [15]
2004 Tom Brady (16) [16]
2003 Tom Brady (16) [17]
2002 Tom Brady (16) [18]
2001 Tom Brady (14) / Drew Bledsoe (2) [19]
2000 Drew Bledsoe (16) [20]
1999 Drew Bledsoe (16) [21]
1998 Drew Bledsoe (14) / Scott Zolak (2) [22]
1997 Drew Bledsoe (16) [23]
1996 Drew Bledsoe (16) [24]
1995 Drew Bledsoe (15) / Scott Zolak (1) [25]
1994 Drew Bledsoe (16) [26]
1993 Drew Bledsoe (12) / Scott Secules (4) [27]
1992 Hugh Millen (7) / Scott Zolak (4) / Tom Hodson (3) / Jeff Carlson (2) [28]
1991 Hugh Millen (13) / Tom Hodson (3) [29]
1990 Marc Wilson (6) / Tom Hodson (4) / Steve Grogan (4) [30]
1989 Steve Grogan (6) / Marc Wilson (4) / Tony Eason (3) / Doug Flutie (3) [31]
1988 Doug Flutie (9) / Steve Grogan (4) / Tony Eason (2) / Tom Ramsey (1) [32]
1987 Steve Grogan (6) / Tom Ramsey (3) / Tony Eason (3) / Bob Bleier (2) / Doug Flutie (1) [33]
1986 Tony Eason (14) / Steve Grogan (2) [34]
1985 Tony Eason (10) / Steve Grogan (6) [35]
1984 Tony Eason (13) / Steve Grogan (3) [36]
1983 Steve Grogan (12) / Tony Eason (4) [37]
1982 Steve Grogan (6) / Matt Cavanaugh (3) [38]
1981 Matt Cavanaugh (8) / Steve Grogan (7) / Tom Owen (1) [39]
1980 Steve Grogan (12) / Matt Cavanaugh (4) [40]
1979 Steve Grogan (16) [41]
1978 Steve Grogan (16) [42]
1977 Steve Grogan (14) [43]
1976 Steve Grogan (14) [44]
1975 Steve Grogan (7) / Jim Plunkett (4) / Neil Graff (2) [45]
1974 Jim Plunkett (14) [46]
1973 Jim Plunkett (14) [47]
1972 Jim Plunkett (14) [48]
1971 Jim Plunkett (14) [49]
Boston Patriots
1970 Joe Kapp (10) / Mike Taliaferro (4) [50]
1969 Mike Taliaferro (14) [51]
1968 Mike Taliaferro (7) / Tom Sherman (7) [52]
1967 Babe Parilli (11) / Don Trull (3) [53]
1966 Babe Parilli (14) [54]
1965 Babe Parilli (13) / Eddie Wilson (1) [55]
1964 Babe Parilli (14) [56]
1963 Babe Parilli (14) [57]
1962 Babe Parilli (10) / Tom Yewcic (4) [58]
1961 Babe Parilli (8) / Butch Songin (6) [59]
1960 Butch Songin (12) / Tom Greene (2) [60]
List of all New England Patriots starting quarterbacks by games started (through 2013–14 season)
Game(s) Quarterback(s) Ref
207 Tom Brady [2]
135 Steve Grogan [6]
123 Drew Bledsoe [61]
84 Babe Parilli [62]
60 Jim Plunkett [63]
49 Tony Eason [64]
25 Mike Taliaferro [65]
20 Hugh Millen [66]
18 Butch Songin [67]
15 Matt Cassel [68]
15 Matt Cavanaugh [69]
13 Doug Flutie [70]
10 Joe Kapp [71]
10 Marc Wilson [72]
10 Tom Hodson [73]
7 Scott Zolak [74]
7 Tom Sherman [75]
4 Scott Secules [76]
4 Tom Ramsey [77]
4 Tom Yewcic [78]
3 Don Trull [79]
2 Bob Bleier [80]
2 Jeff Carlson [81]
2 Neil Graff [82]
2 Tom Greene [83]
1 Eddie Wilson [84]
1 Tom Owen [85]

See also[edit]

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