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List of starting quarterbacks in the National Football League

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In American football, the starting quarterback is typically viewed as the leader of a team.[1] The quarterback is considered the most important position on the field and among the most important positions in team sports.[2][3] They are among the most high-profile athletes in the world, and have been described as "akin to A-list celebrities".[4] The success of a National Football League (NFL) franchise often rests on the quarterback; thus, teams will go to great lengths to find a "franchise quarterback" to build around for the long term goals of the team.[5]

List

Note: The players listed here are the starting quarterbacks of each team's most recently played regular season game, because of this, quarterbacks that have been announced as replacement due to injury or otherwise should not be included until they make their start.
Team Quarterback College Year drafted (pick) Beginning of
starting streak
Ref.
Arizona Cardinals (list) Kyler Murray Oklahoma 2019 (1) Week 1, 2019
Atlanta Falcons (list) Matt Ryan Boston College 2008 (3) Week 10, 2019 [6]
Baltimore Ravens (list) Robert Griffin III Baylor 2012 (2) Week 17, 2019
Buffalo Bills (list) Josh Allen Wyoming 2018 (7) Week 12, 2018
Carolina Panthers (list) Will Grier West Virginia 2019 (100) Week 16, 2019
Chicago Bears (list) Mitchell Trubisky UNC 2017 (2) Week 7, 2019
Cincinnati Bengals (list) Andy Dalton TCU 2011 (35) Week 13, 2019
Cleveland Browns (list) Baker Mayfield Oklahoma 2018 (1) Week 4, 2018
Dallas Cowboys (list) Dak Prescott Mississippi State 2016 (135) Week 1, 2016 [7]
Denver Broncos (list) Drew Lock Missouri 2019 (42) Week 13, 2019
Detroit Lions (list) David Blough Purdue 2019 (undrafted) Week 13, 2019 [8]
Green Bay Packers (list) Aaron Rodgers California 2005 (24) Week 1, 2018
Houston Texans (list) AJ McCarron Alabama 2014 (164) Week 17, 2019
Indianapolis Colts (list) Jacoby Brissett NC State 2016 (91) Week 11, 2019
Jacksonville Jaguars (list) Gardner Minshew Washington State 2019 (178) Week 14, 2019
Kansas City Chiefs (list) Patrick Mahomes Texas Tech 2017 (10) Week 10, 2019
Los Angeles Chargers (list) Philip Rivers NC State 2004 (4) Week 1, 2006 [9]
Los Angeles Rams (list) Jared Goff California 2016 (1) Week 1, 2018
Miami Dolphins (list) Ryan Fitzpatrick Harvard 2005 (250) Week 7, 2019
Minnesota Vikings (list) Sean Mannion Oregon State 2015 (89) Week 17, 2019
New England Patriots (list) Tom Brady Michigan 2000 (199) Week 5, 2016
New Orleans Saints (list) Drew Brees Purdue 2001 (32) Week 8, 2019
New York Giants (list) Daniel Jones Duke 2019 (6) Week 16, 2019
New York Jets (list) Sam Darnold USC 2018 (3) Week 6, 2019
Oakland Raiders (list) Derek Carr Fresno State 2014 (36) Week 6, 2017
Philadelphia Eagles (list) Carson Wentz North Dakota State 2016 (2) Week 1, 2019
Pittsburgh Steelers (list) Devlin Hodges Samford 2019 (undrafted) Week 13, 2019
San Francisco 49ers (list) Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois 2014 (62) Week 1, 2019
Seattle Seahawks (list) Russell Wilson Wisconsin 2012 (75) Week 1, 2012 [10]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (list) Jameis Winston Florida State 2015 (1) Week 12, 2018
Tennessee Titans (list) Ryan Tannehill Texas A&M 2012 (8) Week 7, 2019
Washington Redskins (list) Case Keenum Houston 2012 (undrafted) Week 17, 2019

See also

References

  1. ^ Wertheim, Jon; Sommers, Sam (February 3, 2016). "Ranking starting quarterbacks by perceived leadership". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Steve Young: Quarterback is the most important position in football". Los Angeles Times. January 28, 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Brooks, Bucky (July 27, 2015). "Ranking each position's importance, from quarterback to returner". NFL.com. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  4. ^ La Canfora, Jason (June 7, 2016). "Here are the 7 tiers of NFL quarterbacks and where all 32 starters fit in". CBS Sports. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  5. ^ Farmer, Sam (April 30, 2016). "NFL draft reiterates the importance of the quarterback position". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "Falcons stun first-place Saints, 26-9". ESPN. November 10, 2019. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  7. ^ Shook, Nick. "Dak Prescott: I prepared as the starter 'to begin with'". NFL.com. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 2011 Week 1". National Football League. September 11, 2011. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  9. ^ "San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders - 2006 Week 1". National Football League. September 11, 2006. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  10. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals - 2012 Week 1". National Football League. September 5, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.