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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Notes:
  1. "Starter since" refers to the start date of a quarterback's current starter streak. (regular season only)
  2. The players listed here are the starting quarterbacks in each team's most recent regular season game, and thus this list may not reflect roster changes since that time.
Division Team Quarterback College Year drafted (pick) Starter since Ref.
NFC West Arizona Cardinals (list) Drew Stanton Michigan State 2007 (43) December 24, 2017
NFC South Atlanta Falcons (list) Matt Ryan Boston College 2008 (3) December 20, 2009 [6]
AFC North Baltimore Ravens (list) Joe Flacco Delaware 2008 (18) September 11, 2016
AFC East Buffalo Bills (list) Tyrod Taylor Virginia Tech 2011 (180) December 17, 2017
NFC South Carolina Panthers (list) Cam Newton Auburn 2011 (1) October 16, 2016
NFC North Chicago Bears (list) Mitchell Trubisky North Carolina 2017 (2) October 9, 2017
AFC North Cincinnati Bengals (list) Andy Dalton TCU 2011 (35) September 11, 2016
AFC North Cleveland Browns (list) DeShone Kizer Notre Dame 2017 (52) October 22, 2017
NFC East Dallas Cowboys (list) Dak Prescott Mississippi State 2016 (135) September 11, 2016 [7]
AFC West Denver Broncos (list) Paxton Lynch Memphis 2016 (26) December 31, 2017
NFC North Detroit Lions (list) Matthew Stafford Georgia 2009 (1) September 11, 2011 [8]
NFC North Green Bay Packers (list) Brett Hundley UCLA 2015 (147) December 23, 2017
AFC South Houston Texans (list) T. J. Yates North Carolina 2011 (152) December 17, 2017
AFC South Indianapolis Colts (list) Jacoby Brissett NC State 2016 (91) September 17, 2017
AFC South Jacksonville Jaguars (list) Blake Bortles UCF 2014 (3) September 28, 2014 [9]
AFC West Kansas City Chiefs (list) Patrick Mahomes II Texas Tech 2017 (10) December 31, 2017
AFC West Los Angeles Chargers (list) Philip Rivers NC State 2004 (4) September 11, 2006 [10]
NFC West Los Angeles Rams (list) Sean Mannion Oregon State 2015 (89) December 31, 2017
AFC East Miami Dolphins (list) Jay Cutler Vanderbilt 2006 (11) December 11, 2017
NFC North Minnesota Vikings (list) Case Keenum Houston 2012 (n/a) October 15, 2017
AFC East New England Patriots (list) Tom Brady Michigan 2000 (199) October 9, 2016
NFC South New Orleans Saints (list) Drew Brees Purdue 2001 (32) October 4, 2015 [11]
NFC East New York Giants (list) Eli Manning Ole Miss 2004 (1) December 10, 2017
AFC East New York Jets (list) Bryce Petty Baylor 2015 (103) December 17, 2017
AFC West Oakland Raiders (list) Derek Carr Fresno State 2014 (36) October 15, 2017
NFC East Philadelphia Eagles (list) Nick Foles Arizona 2012 (88) December 17, 2017
AFC North Pittsburgh Steelers (list) Landry Jones Oklahoma 2013 (115) December 31, 2017
NFC West San Francisco 49ers (list) Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois 2014 (62) December 3, 2017
NFC West Seattle Seahawks (list) Russell Wilson Wisconsin 2012 (75) September 9, 2012 [12]
NFC South Tampa Bay Buccaneers (list) Jameis Winston Florida State 2015 (1) December 3, 2017
AFC South Tennessee Titans (list) Marcus Mariota Oregon 2015 (2) October 16, 2017
NFC East Washington Redskins (list) Kirk Cousins Michigan State 2012 (102) September 13, 2015 [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. ^ "Saints QB Drew Brees won't play vs. Panthers". National Football League. September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals - 2012 Week 1". National Football League. September 5, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Jay Gruden: Kirk Cousins is Redskins starter for 2015". National Football League. August 31, 2015. Retrieved September 4, 2015.