List of New York Jets starting quarterbacks

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These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the New York Jets of the National Football League. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Jets.

Regular season[edit]

Bryce Petty (2016–2017)
Ryan Fitzpatrick (2015–2016)
Geno Smith (2013–2014, 2016)
Mark Sanchez (2009–2012)
Kellen Clemens (2007, 2009)
Chad Pennington (2002–2007)
Joe Namath (1965–1976)
Season(s) Quarterback (games)
1960 Al Dorow (13) / Dick Jamieson (1)
1961 Al Dorow (14)
1962 Johnny Green (8) / Lee Grosscup (4) / Butch Songin (2)
1963 Dick Wood (12) / Galen Hall (2)
1964 Dick Wood (13) / Pete Liske (1)
1965 Joe Namath (9) / Mike Taliaferro (5)
1966 Joe Namath (13) / Mike Taliaferro (1)
1967 Joe Namath (14)
1968 Joe Namath (14)
1969 Joe Namath (14)
1970 Al Woodall (9) / Joe Namath (5)
1971 Bob Davis (7) / Al Woodall (4) / Joe Namath (3)
1972 Joe Namath (13) / Bob Davis (1)
1973 Al Woodall (6) / Joe Namath (5) / Bill Demory (3)
1974 Joe Namath (14)
1975 Joe Namath (13) / J.J. Jones (1)
1976 Joe Namath (8) / Richard Todd (6)
1977 Richard Todd (11) / Matt Robinson (1) / Marty Domres (2)
1978 Matt Robinson (11) / Richard Todd (5)
1979 Richard Todd (15) / Matt Robinson (1)
1980 Richard Todd (16)
1981 Richard Todd (16)
1982 Richard Todd (9)
1983 Richard Todd (16)
1984 Pat Ryan (11) / Ken O'Brien (5)
1985 Ken O'Brien (16)
1986 Ken O'Brien (14) / Pat Ryan (2)
1987 Ken O'Brien (12) / David Norrie (2) / Pat Ryan (1)
1988 Ken O'Brien (12) / Pat Ryan (4)
1989 Ken O'Brien (12) / Tony Eason (2) / Pat Ryan (1) / Kyle Mackey (1)
1990 Ken O'Brien (16)
1991 Ken O'Brien (16)
1992 Browning Nagle (13) / Ken O'Brien (3)
1993 Boomer Esiason (16)
1994 Boomer Esiason (14) / Jack Trudeau (2)
1995 Boomer Esiason (12) / Bubby Brister (4)
1996 Frank Reich (7) / Neil O'Donnell (6) / Glenn Foley (3)
1997 Neil O'Donnell (14) / Glenn Foley (2)
1998 Vinny Testaverde (13) / Glenn Foley (3)
1999 Ray Lucas (9) / Rick Mirer (6) / Vinny Testaverde (1)
2000 Vinny Testaverde (16)
2001 Vinny Testaverde (16)
2002 Chad Pennington (12) / Vinny Testaverde (4)
2003 Chad Pennington (9) / Vinny Testaverde (7)
2004 Chad Pennington (13) / Quincy Carter (3)
2005 Brooks Bollinger (9) / Vinny Testaverde (4) / Chad Pennington (3)
2006 Chad Pennington (16)
2007 Chad Pennington (8) / Kellen Clemens (8)
2008 Brett Favre (16)
2009 Mark Sanchez (15) / Kellen Clemens (1)
2010 Mark Sanchez (16)
2011 Mark Sanchez (16)
2012 Mark Sanchez (15) / Greg McElroy (1)
2013 Geno Smith (16)
2014 Geno Smith (13) / Michael Vick (3)
2015 Ryan Fitzpatrick (16)
2016 Ryan Fitzpatrick (11) / Bryce Petty (4) / Geno Smith (1)
2017 Josh McCown (13) / Bryce Petty (3)
2018 Sam Darnold (9) / Josh McCown (1)

Postseason[edit]

Season Quarterback(s)
1968 Joe Namath (2–0)
1969 Joe Namath (0–1)
1981 Richard Todd (0–1)
1982 Richard Todd (2–1)
1985 Ken O'Brien (0–1)
1986 Pat Ryan (1–1)
1991 Ken O'Brien (0–1)
1998 Vinny Testaverde (1–1)
2001 Vinny Testaverde (0–1)
2002 Chad Pennington (1–1)
2004 Chad Pennington (1–1)
2006 Chad Pennington (0–1)
2009 Mark Sanchez (2–1)
2010 Mark Sanchez (2–1)

Most games as starting quarterback[edit]

These quarterbacks have the most starts for the Jets in regular season games.

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 %
Joe Namath 1966–1976 136 125 60 61 4 .496
Ken O'Brien 1984–1992 124 106 50 55 1 .476
Richard Todd 1976–1983 102 94 42 51 1 .452
Mark Sanchez 2009–2012 62 62 33 29 .532
Vinny Testaverde 1998–2003, 2005 65 61 35 26 .574
Chad Pennington 2000–2007 69 61 32 29 .525

Team career passing records[edit]

Name Comp Att % Yds TD Int
Ken O'Brien 2,039 3,465 58.8 24,386 124 95
Joe Namath 1,836 3,655 50.2 27,057 170 215
Richard Todd 1,433 2,623 54.6 18,241 110 138
Chad Pennington 1,259 1,919 65.6 13,738 82 55
Vinny Testaverde 1,094 1,854 59.0 12,497 77 58
Mark Sanchez 1,028 1,867 55.1 12,092 68 69

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