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.[5]

List[edit]

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) Week 4, 2018
Atlanta Falcons (list) Matt Ryan Boston College 2008 (3) Week 16, 2009 [6]
Baltimore Ravens (list) Lamar Jackson Louisville 2018 (32) Week 11, 2018
Buffalo Bills (list) Josh Allen Wyoming 2018 (7) Week 12, 2018
Carolina Panthers (list) Kyle Allen Houston 2018 (undrafted) Week 17, 2018
Chicago Bears (list) Mitchell Trubisky North Carolina 2017 (2) Week 14, 2018
Cincinnati Bengals (list) Jeff Driskel Louisiana Tech 2016 (207) Week 13, 2018
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) Case Keenum Houston 2012 (undrafted) Week 1, 2018
Detroit Lions (list) Matthew Stafford Georgia 2009 (1) Week 1, 2011 [8]
Green Bay Packers (list) Aaron Rodgers California 2005 (24) Week 1, 2018
Houston Texans (list) Deshaun Watson Clemson 2017 (12) Week 1, 2018
Indianapolis Colts (list) Andrew Luck Stanford 2012 (1) Week 1, 2018
Jacksonville Jaguars (list) Blake Bortles UCF 2014 (3) Week 17, 2018 [9]
Kansas City Chiefs (list) Patrick Mahomes Texas Tech 2017 (10) Week 17, 2017
Los Angeles Chargers (list) Philip Rivers NC State 2004 (4) Week 1, 2006 [10]
Los Angeles Rams (list) Jared Goff California 2016 (1) Week 1, 2018
Miami Dolphins (list) Ryan Tannehill Texas A&M 2012 (8) Week 12, 2018
Minnesota Vikings (list) Kirk Cousins Michigan State 2012 (102) Week 1, 2018
New England Patriots (list) Tom Brady Michigan 2000 (199) Week 5, 2016
New Orleans Saints (list) Teddy Bridgewater Louisville 2014 (32) Week 17, 2018
New York Giants (list) Eli Manning Ole Miss 2004 (1) Week 14, 2017
New York Jets (list) Sam Darnold USC 2018 (3) Week 14, 2018
Oakland Raiders (list) Derek Carr Fresno State 2014 (36) Week 6, 2017
Philadelphia Eagles (list) Nick Foles Arizona 2012 (88) Week 15, 2018 [11]
Pittsburgh Steelers (list) Ben Roethlisberger Miami (Ohio) 2004 (11) Week 1, 2018
San Francisco 49ers (list) Nick Mullens Southern Miss 2017 (undrafted) Week 9, 2018
Seattle Seahawks (list) Russell Wilson Wisconsin 2012 (75) Week 1, 2012 [12]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (list) Jameis Winston Florida State 2015 (1) Week 12, 2018
Tennessee Titans (list) Blaine Gabbert Missouri 2011 (10) Week 17, 2018
Washington Redskins (list) Josh Johnson San Diego 2008 (160) Week 15, 2018 [13]

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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. ^ "Nick Foles To Start Sunday's Game Against Rams Due To Carson Wentz's Injury". CBS Philly. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals - 2012 Week 1". National Football League. September 5, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  13. ^ Knoblauch, Austin. "Josh Johnson on first NFL win: 'It was just a relief'". NFL.com. Retrieved 17 December 2018.