List of starting quarterbacks in the National Football League

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Brett Favre holds the record for most consecutive starts by a quarterback.

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.[5]

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Note: The players listed here are the starting quarterbacks in each team's most recently played regular season game, and thus this list may not reflect roster changes since that time.
Team Quarterback College Year drafted (pick) Beginning of starting streak Ref.
Arizona Cardinals (list) Josh Rosen UCLA 2018 (10) September 30, 2018
Atlanta Falcons (list) Matt Ryan Boston College 2008 (3) December 20, 2009 [6]
Baltimore Ravens (list) Joe Flacco Delaware 2008 (18) September 11, 2016
Buffalo Bills (list) Josh Allen Wyoming 2018 (7) September 16, 2018
Carolina Panthers (list) Cam Newton Auburn 2011 (1) October 16, 2016
Chicago Bears (list) Mitchell Trubisky North Carolina 2017 (2) October 9, 2017
Cincinnati Bengals (list) Andy Dalton TCU 2011 (35) September 11, 2016
Cleveland Browns (list) Baker Mayfield Oklahoma 2018 (1) September 30, 2018
Dallas Cowboys (list) Dak Prescott Mississippi State 2016 (135) September 11, 2016 [7]
Denver Broncos (list) Case Keenum Houston 2012 (Undrafted) September 9, 2018
Detroit Lions (list) Matthew Stafford Georgia 2009 (1) September 11, 2011 [8]
Green Bay Packers (list) Aaron Rodgers California 2005 (24) September 9, 2018
Houston Texans (list) Deshaun Watson Clemson 2017 (12) September 9, 2018
Indianapolis Colts (list) Andrew Luck Stanford 2012 (1) September 9, 2018
Jacksonville Jaguars (list) Blake Bortles UCF 2014 (3) September 28, 2014 [9]
Kansas City Chiefs (list) Patrick Mahomes Texas Tech 2017 (10) December 31, 2017
Los Angeles Chargers (list) Philip Rivers NC State 2004 (4) September 11, 2006 [10]
Los Angeles Rams (list) Jared Goff California 2016 (1) September 9, 2018
Miami Dolphins (list) Ryan Tannehill Texas A&M 2012 (8) September 9, 2018
Minnesota Vikings (list) Kirk Cousins Michigan State 2012 (102) September 9, 2018
New England Patriots (list) Tom Brady Michigan 2000 (199) October 9, 2016
New Orleans Saints (list) Drew Brees Purdue 2001 (32) October 4, 2015 [11]
New York Giants (list) Eli Manning Ole Miss 2004 (1) December 10, 2017
New York Jets (list) Sam Darnold USC 2018 (3) September 10, 2018
Oakland Raiders (list) Derek Carr Fresno State 2014 (36) October 15, 2017
Philadelphia Eagles (list) Carson Wentz North Dakota State 2016 (2) September 23, 2018 [12]
Pittsburgh Steelers (list) Ben Roethlisberger Miami (Ohio) 2004 (11) September 9, 2018
San Francisco 49ers (list) C.J. Beathard Iowa 2017 (104) September 30, 2018
Seattle Seahawks (list) Russell Wilson Wisconsin 2012 (75) September 9, 2012 [13]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (list) Jameis Winston Florida State 2015 (1) October 14, 2018
Tennessee Titans (list) Marcus Mariota Oregon 2015 (2) September 30, 2018
Washington Redskins (list) Alex Smith Utah 2005 (1) September 9, 2018

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References[edit]

  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. ^ "Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets - 2009 Week 15". National Football League. December 20, 2009. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  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. ^ "Jacksonville Jaguars at San Diego Chargers - 2014 Week 4". National Football League. September 28, 2014. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  10. ^ "San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders - 2006 Week 1". National Football League. September 11, 2006. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  11. ^ "Saints QB Drew Brees won't play vs. Panthers". National Football League. September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  12. ^ McManus, Tim. "Carson Wentz opens with a TD, engineers a win in return to Eagles". ESPN. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals - 2012 Week 1". National Football League. September 5, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.