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 North America, 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]

ListEdit

Note: The players listed here are the starting quarterbacks of each team's most recently played regular season game and may not reflect roster changes made since that time. 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) Lamar Jackson Louisville 2018 (32) Week 13, 2020
Buffalo Bills (list) Josh Allen Wyoming 2018 (7) Week 12, 2018
Carolina Panthers (list) Teddy Bridgewater Louisville 2014 (32) Week 12, 2020
Chicago Bears (list) Mitchell Trubisky North Carolina 2017 (2) Week 12, 2020
Cincinnati Bengals (list) Brandon Allen Arkansas 2016 (201) Week 16, 2020
Cleveland Browns (list) Baker Mayfield Oklahoma and Texas Tech 2018 (1) Week 4, 2018
Dallas Cowboys (list) Andy Dalton TCU 2011 (35) Week 11, 2020
Denver Broncos (list) Drew Lock Missouri 2019 (42) Week 13, 2020
Detroit Lions (list) Matthew Stafford Georgia 2009 (1) Week 1, 2020
Green Bay Packers (list) Aaron Rodgers California 2005 (24) Week 1, 2018
Houston Texans (list) Deshaun Watson Clemson 2017 (12) Week 1, 2020
Indianapolis Colts (list) Philip Rivers NC State 2004 (4) Week 1, 2020
Jacksonville Jaguars (list) Mike Glennon NC State 2013 (73) Week 16, 2020
Kansas City Chiefs (list) Chad Henne Michigan 2008 (57) Week 16, 2020
Las Vegas Raiders (list) Derek Carr Fresno State 2014 (36) Week 6, 2017
Los Angeles Chargers (list) Justin Herbert Oregon 2020 (6) Week 2, 2020 [7]
Los Angeles Rams (list) John Wolford Wake Forest 2018 (undrafted) Week 17, 2020
Miami Dolphins (list) Tua Tagovailoa Alabama 2020 (5) Week 13, 2020
Minnesota Vikings (list) Kirk Cousins Michigan State 2012 (102) Week 1, 2020
New England Patriots (list) Cam Newton Auburn & Florida 2011 (1) Week 6, 2020
New Orleans Saints (list) Drew Brees Purdue 2001 (32) Week 15, 2020
New York Giants (list) Daniel Jones Duke 2019 (6) Week 16, 2020
New York Jets (list) Sam Darnold USC 2018 (3) Week 12, 2020
Philadelphia Eagles (list) Jalen Hurts Oklahoma and Alabama 2020 (53) Week 14, 2020
Pittsburgh Steelers (list) Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State 2018 (76) Week 17, 2020
San Francisco 49ers (list) C.J. Beathard Iowa 2017 (104) Week 16, 2020
Seattle Seahawks (list) Russell Wilson Wisconsin and NC State 2012 (75) Week 1, 2012 [8]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (list) Tom Brady Michigan 2000 (199) Week 1, 2020
Tennessee Titans (list) Ryan Tannehill Texas A&M 2012 (8) Week 7, 2019
Washington Football Team (list) Alex Smith Utah 2005 (1) Week 17, 2020

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ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Gonzalez, Alden. "Los Angeles Chargers' Justin Herbert gets start with Tyrod Taylor hurt". ESPN. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals - 2012 Week 1". National Football League. September 5, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.