Buffalo Bills (1960-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Tommy O’Connell 1960 – 1 (1) 1960 – 4 (4) 4 ineffective 1-3
Johnny Green 1960 – 6 (5) 1960 – 10 (9) 5 2-3
O’Connell 2 1960 – 11 (10) 1960 – 12 (11) 2 1-0-1
Green 2 1960 – 13 (12) 1960 – 13 (12) 1 1-0
Richie Lucas 1960 – 14 (13) 1960 – 15 (14) 2 0-2
O’Connell 3 1961 – 1 (1) 1961 – 1 (1) 1 retired two days after game;
broken nose, injured chest
1 0-1
Lucas 2 1961 – 2 (2) 1961 – 3 (3) 2 1-1
M.C. Reynolds 1961 – 4 (4) 1961 – 6 (6) 3 2-1
Warren Rabb 1961 – 7 (7) 1961 – 8 (8) 2 0-2
Green 3 1961 – 9 (9) 1961 – 9 (9) 1 0-1
Rabb 2 1961 – 10 (10) 1961 – 10 (10) 1 1-0
Green 4 1961 – 11 (11) 1961 – 14 (14) 4 traded to New York Titans for Dorow 2-2
Al Dorow 1962 – 1 (1) 1962 – 4 (4) 4 waived 0-4
Rabb 3 1962 – 5 (5) 1962 – 11 (11) 7 ineffective 2 5-1-1
Jack Kemp 1962 – 12 (12) 1963 – 13 (12) 15 ineffective 7-7-1
Daryle Lamonica 1963 – 14 (13) 1963 – 15 (14) 2 ineffective;
Kemp entered Week 15 game in 2nd quarter and led comeback
2-0
Kemp 2 1963 – D (15) 1964 – 13 (12) 13 largely meaningless game
(still needed to beat Patriots following week to win division)
10-3
Lamonica 2 1964 – 14 (13) 1964 – 14 (13) 1 * 1-0
Kemp 3 1964 – 15 (14) 1965 – 12 (11) 13 meaningless game (Bills had clinched division) 10-2-1
Lamonica 3 1965 – 13 (12) 1965 – 13 (12) 1 * 1-0
Kemp 4 1965 – 14 (13) 1966 – C (15) 18 Bills traded Lamonica to Raiders for Flores 11-6-1
Tom Flores 1967 – 2 (1) 1967 – 2 (1) 1 injured knee/eye problems 1-0
Kemp 5 1967 – 3 (2) 1967 – 3 (2) 1 * 0-1
Flores 2 1967 – 4 (3) 1967 – 5 (4) 2 injured knee/eye problems 0-2
Kemp 6 1967 – 6 (5) 1967 – 17 (14) 10 torn ligaments in right knee in 1968 training camp 3 3-7
Dan Darragh 1968 – 1 (1) 1968 – 5 (5) 5 * 1-4
Flores 3 1968 – 6 (6) 1968 – 6 (6) 1 injured 0-0-1
Darragh 2 1968 – 7 (7) 1968 – 7 (7) 1 injured 0-1
Kay Stephenson 1968 – 8 (8) 1968 – 10 (10) 3 broken collarbone 0-3
Darragh 3 1968 – 11 (11) 1968 – 11 (11) 1 bruised ribs 0-1
Ed Rutkowski 1968 – 12 (12) 1968 – 14 (14) 3 released in 1969 preseason;
Harris drafted 1969 8th round
0-3
James Harris 1969 – 1 (1) 1969 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Kemp 7 1969 – 2 (2) 1969 – 7 (7) 6 Darragh returned from Army reserve duty before Week 7 game 2-4
Darragh 4 1969 – 8 (8) 1969 – 9 (9) 2 separated right shoulder 0-2
Kemp 8 1969 – 10 (10) 1969 – 14 (14) 5 retired to run for Congress 2-3
Darragh 5 1970 – 1 (1) 1970 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective;
1970 2nd rounder Shaw held out most of preseason
0-2
Dennis Shaw 1970 – 3 (3) 1971 – 7 (7) 19 ineffective 3-15-1
Harris 2 1971 – 8 (8) 1971 – 9 (9) 2 ineffective 0-2
Shaw 2 1971 – 10 (10) 1972 – 11 (11) 16 concussion 4-12
Leo Hart 1972 – 12 (12) 1972 – 12 (12) 1 * 0-1
Shaw 3 1972 – 13 (13) 1972 – 14 (14) 2 Bills drafted Ferguson in 1973 3rd round 1-0-1
Joe Ferguson 1973 – 1 (1) 1976 – 7 (7) 50 fractured bones in lower back 28-22
Gary Marangi 1976 – 8 (8) 1976 – 14 (14) 7 * 0-7
Ferguson 2 1977 – 1 (1) 1984 – 4 (4) 110 sprained right ankle 49-61
Joe Dufek 1984 – 5 (5) 1984 – 6 (6) 2 * 0-2
Ferguson 3 1984 – 7 (7) 1984 – 13 (13) 7 ineffective 1-6
Dufek 2 1984 – 14 (14) 1984 – 16 (16) 3 Bills traded with Rams for Ferragamo 1-2
Vince Ferragamo 1985 – 1 (1) 1985 – 9 (9) 9 ineffective 1-8
Bruce Mathison 1985 – 10 (10) 1985 – 16 (16) 7 Kelly signed after three-year holdout / USFL disbanded 4 1-6
Jim Kelly 1986 – 1 (1) 1987 – 2 (2) 18 strike 5-13
Dan Manucci 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 4 (3) 1 ineffective (lost 47-6) 0-1
Willie Totten 1987 – 5 (4) 1987 – 5 (4) 1 ineffective;
Bills signed McClure
0-1
Brian McClure 1987 – 6 (5) 1987 – 6 (5) 1 strike ended  * 1-0
Kelly 2 1987 – 7 (6) 1989 – 5 (5) 33 separated left shoulder 21-12
Frank Reich 1989 – 6 (6) 1989 – 8 (8) 3 * 3-0
Kelly 3 1989 – 9 (9) 1990 – 15 (14) 23 sprained knee 15-8
Reich 2 1990 – 16 (15) 1990 – 17 (16) 2 * 1-1
Kelly 4 1990 – D (17) 1991 – 16 (15) 18 meaningless game (Bills had already clinched home field) 15-3
Reich 3 1991 – 17 (16) 1991 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Kelly 5 1991 – D (17) 1992 – 17 (16) 19 sprained knee 13-6
Reich 4 1992 – WC (17) 1992 – D (18) 2 * 2-0
Kelly 6 1992 – C (19) 1994 – 15 (14) 35 sprained left knee 22-13
Reich 5 1994 – 16 (15) 1994 – 17 (16) 2 * 0-2
Kelly 7 1995 – 1 (1) 1995 – 16 (15) 15 meaningless game (Bills had already clinched division) 10-5
Todd Collins 1995 – 17 (16) 1995 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Kelly 8 1995 – WC (17) 1996 – 3 (3) 5 strained right hamstring 3-2
Collins 2 1996 – 4 (4) 1996 – 6 (5) 2 * 2-0
Kelly 9 1996 – 7 (6) 1996 – 13 (12) 7 sore hamstring 5-2
Collins 3 1996 – 14 (13) 1996 – 14 (13) 1 * 0-1
Kelly 10 1996 – 15 (14) 1996 – WC (17) 4 retired 1-3
Collins 4 1997 – 1 (1) 1997 – 9 (8) 8 ineffective;
Van Pelt led comeback from down 20 points
4-4
Alex Van Pelt 1997 – 10 (9) 1997 – 11 (10) 2 ineffective 1-1
Collins 5 1997 – 12 (11) 1997 – 16 (15) 5 ineffective 1-4
Van Pelt 2 1997 – 17 (16) 1997 – 17 (16) 1 Bills traded with Jaguars for Johnson 0-1
Rob Johnson 1998 – 1 (1) 1998 – 6 (5) 5 separated rib cartilage 2-3
Doug Flutie 1998 – 7 (6) 1998 – 16 (15) 10 meaningless game (Bills had already clinched wild card) 7-3
Johnson 2 1998 – 17 (16) 1998 – 17 (16) 1 * 1-0
Flutie 2 1998 – WC (17) 1999 – 16 (15) 16 meaningless game (Bills had already clinched wild card) 5 10-6
Johnson 3 1999 – 17 (16) 2000 – 7 (6) 8 separated right shoulder 4-4
Flutie 3 2000 – 8 (7) 2000 – 11 (10) 4 * 3-1
Johnson 4 2000 – 12 (11) 2000 – 16 (15) 5 concussion 1-4
Flutie 4 2000 – 17 (16) 2000 – 17 (16) 1 released * 1-0
Johnson 5 2001 – 1 (1) 2001 – 9 (8) 8 broken collarbone 1-7
Van Pelt 3 2001 – 10 (9) 2001 – 17 (16) 8 Bills traded with Patriots for Bledsoe 2-6
Drew Bledsoe 2002 – 1 (1) 2004 – 17 (16) 48 released 23-25
J.P. Losman 2005 – 1 (1) 2005 – 4 (4) 4 ineffective 1-3
Kelly Holcomb 2005 – 5 (5) 2005 – 10 (9) 5 concussion 3-2
Losman 2 2005 – 11 (10) 2005 – 14 (13) 4 injured right shoulder 0-4
Holcomb 2 2005 – 15 (14) 2005 – 17 (16) 3 * 1-2
Losman 3 2006 – 1 (1) 2007 – 3 (3) 19 sprained left knee 7-12
Trent Edwards 2007 – 4 (4) 2007 – 8 (7) 4 sprained right wrist 3-1
Losman 4 2007 – 9 (8) 2007 – 12 (11) 4 ineffective 2-2
Edwards 2 2007 – 13 (12) 2008 – 13 (12) 17 injured groin 8-9
Losman 5 2008 – 14 (13) 2008 – 15 (14) 2 * 0-2
Edwards 3 2008 – 16 (15) 2009 – 6 (6) 8 concussion 3-5
Ryan Fitzpatrick 2009 – 7 (7) 2009 – 8 (8) 2 * 1-1
Edwards 4 2009 – 10 (9) 2009 – 10 (9) 1 ineffective 0-1
Fitzpatrick 2 2009 – 11 (10) 2009 – 15 (14) 5 injured ankle;
Edwards injured ankle as backup Week 15
2-3
Brian Brohm 2009 – 16 (15) 2009 – 16 (15) 1 * 0-1
Fitzpatrick 3 2009 – 17 (16) 2009 – 17 (16) 1 lost 2010 training camp battle 1-0
Edwards 5 2010 – 1 (1) 2010 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective 0-2
Fitzpatrick 4 2010 – 3 (3) 2010 – 16 (15) 13 injured right knee 4-9
Brohm 2 2010 – 17 (16) 2010 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Fitzpatrick 5 2011 – 1 (1) 2012 – 17 (16) 32 released;
Bills drafted Manuel 2013 1st round
12-20
EJ Manuel 2013 – 1 (1) 2013 – 5 (5) 5 sprained right LCL 2-3
Thaddeus Lewis 2013 – 6 (6) 2013 – 8 (8) 3 bruised ribs 1-2
Jeff Tuel 2013 – 9 (9) 2013 – 9 (9) 1 * 0-1
Manuel 2 2013 – 10 (10) 2013 – 15 (14) 5 sprained left LCL 2-3
Lewis 2 2013 – 16 (15) 2013 – 17 (16) 2 * 1-1
Manuel 3 2014 – 1 (1) 2014 – 4 (4) 4 ineffective 2-2
Kyle Orton 2014 – 5 (5) 2014 – 17 (16) 12 retired 7-5
Matt Cassel 2015 – 1 (1) 2015 – 1 (1) 1 lost 2015 training camp battle 6 1-0
Tyrod Taylor 2015 – 2 (2) 2015 – 5 (5) 4 sprained MCL in left knee 2-2
Manuel 4 2015 – 6 (6) 2015 – 7 (7) 2 * 0-2
Taylor 2 2015 – 9 (8) 2016 – 16 (15) 24 coach Rex Ryan fired;
injured groin
12-12
Manuel 5 2016 – 17 (16) 2016 – 17 (16) 1  * 0-1
Taylor 3 2017 – 1 (1) 2017 – 10 (9) 9 ineffective 5-4
Nathan Peterman 2017 – 11 (10) 2017 – 11 (10) 1 hilariously ineffective 0-1

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Green separated his shoulder during the 1961 preseason.
2 Kemp, recovering from a broken middle finger on his right hand, was claimed off waivers from the Chargers after Week 6.
3 Bills coach Joe Collier, angry over a 37-7 exhibition loss to Oilers, first fined every member of the team, then held a closed-to-the-media full contact scrimmage on Monday.  Both Kemp and RB Gary McDermott were seriously injured in the scrimmage.  Collier was fired two games into the season.
4 The Bills drafted Kelly in the first round in 1983, but he chose to sign with the USFL Houston Gamblers instead.  The USFL folded in July 1986; Kelly signed with the Bills in August.
5 Bills coach Wade Phillips inexplicably decided to keep Johnson as the starter for the Wild Card game against the Titans.
6 Cassel played the first snap at QB with Taylor split out at WR, then went to the bench for the rest of the game.

Miami Dolphins (1966-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Dick Wood 1966 – 1 (1) 1966 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Rick Norton 1966 – 2 (2) 1966 – 3 (3) 2 ineffective 0-2
George Wilson 1966 – 5 (4) 1966 – 12 (10) 7 injured shoulder 1 2-5
Wood 2 1966 – 13 (11) 1966 – 15 (13) 3 sore arm 0-3
John Stofa 1966 – 16 (14) 1967 – 3 (1) 2 broken right ankle 2-0
Bob Griese 1967 – 4 (2) 1967 – 5 (3) 2 injured shoulder 0-2
Norton 2 1967 – 6 (4) 1967 – 8 (6) 3 * 0-3
Bob Griese 2 1967 – 10 (7) 1968 – 14 (13) 21 bruised knee 8-12-1
Norton 3 1968 – 15 (14) 1968 – 15 (14) 1 * 0-1
Bob Griese 3 1969 – 1 (1) 1969 – 9 (9) 9 injured right knee 2-6-1
Norton 4 1969 – 10 (10) 1969 – 14 (14) 5 * 1-4
Bob Griese 4 1970 – 1 (1) 1971 – 8 (8) 23 stomach virus 16-6-1
George Mira 1971 – 9 (9) 1971 – 9 (9) 1 * 1-0
Bob Griese 5 1971 – 10 (10) 1972 – 5 (5) 13 broken right leg/dislocated right ankle 10-3
Earl Morrall 1972 – 6 (6) 1972 – C (16) 11 * 11-0
Bob Griese 6 1972 – SB (17) 1973 – 12 (12) 13 meaningless game (Dolphins had already clinched division) 12-1
Morrall 2 1973 – 13 (13) 1973 – 13 (13) 1 * 0-1
Bob Griese 7 1973 – 14 (14) 1974 – 13 (13) 17 meaningless game (Dolphins had already clinched division) 14-3
Morrall 3 1974 – 14 (14) 1974 – 14 (14) 1 * 1-0
Bob Griese 8 1974 – D (15) 1975 – 10 (10) 11 torn tendons in right big toe 7-4
Morrall 4 1975 – 11 (11) 1975 – 11 (11) 1 partially torn ligament in left knee 1-0
Don Strock 1975 – 12 (12) 1975 – 14 (14) 3 * 2-1
Bob Griese 9 1976 – 1 (1) 1976 – 12 (12) 12 meaningless game (Dolphins already eliminated) 5-7
Strock 2 1976 – 13 (13) 1976 – 13 (13) 1 * 1-0
Bob Griese 10 1976 – 14 (14) 1977 – 14 (14) 15 partially torn ligament in left knee in 1978 preseason 10-5
Strock 3 1978 – 1 (1) 1978 – 7 (7) 7 * 5-2
Bob Griese 11 1978 – 8 (8) 1979 – 3 (3) 13 pulled hamstring 9-4
Strock 4 1979 – 4 (4) 1979 – 4 (4) 1 sprained ankle/knee * 1-0
Bob Griese 12 1979 – 5 (5) 1979 – 12 (12) 8 ineffective 3-5
Strock 5 1979 – 13 (13) 1979 – 14 (14) 2 ineffective 2-0
Bob Griese 13 1979 – 15 (15) 1979 – 15 (15) 1 meaningless game (Dolphins had already clinched division) 1-0
Strock 6 1979 – 16 (16) 1979 – 16 (16) 1 * 0-1
Bob Griese 14 1979 – D (17) 1980 – 2 (2) 3 ineffective 1-2
Strock 7 1980 – 3 (3) 1980 – 3 (3) 1 ineffective 1-0
David Woodley 1980 – 4 (4) 1980 – 4 (4) 1 ineffective 1-0
Bob Griese 15 1980 – 5 (5) 1980 – 5 (5) 1 injured shoulder 0-1
Strock 8 1980 – 6 (6) 1980 – 6 (6) 1 * 0-1
Woodley 2 1980 – 7 (7) 1981 – 5 (5) 15 broken rib 9-5-1
Strock 9 1981 – 6 (6) 1981 – 6 (6) 1 * 0-1
Woodley 3 1981 – 7 (7) 1983 – 5 (5) 29 ineffective 20-9
Dan Marino 1983 – 6 (6) 1983 – 14 (14) 9 sprained left knee 7-2
Strock 10 1983 – 15 (15) 1983 – 16 (16) 2 * 2-0
Marino 2 1983 – D (17) 1987 – 2 (2) 56 strike 38-18
Kyle Mackey 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 6 (5) 3 strike ended  * 1-2
Marino 3 1987 – 7 (6) 1993 – 6 (5) 99 torn right Achilles 57-42
Scott Mitchell 1993 – 8 (6) 1993 – 11 (9) 4 dislocated left (throwing) shoulder 3-1
Steve DeBerg 1993 – 12 (10) 1993 – 15 (13) 4 * 2-2
Mitchell 2 1993 – 16 (14) 1993 – 18 (16) 3 * 0-3
Marino 4 1994 – 1 (1) 1995 – 6 (5) 23 torn cartilage in right knee/bruised left hip 15-8
Bernie Kosar 1995 – 7 (6) 1995 – 8 (7) 2 * 0-2
Marino 5 1995 – 9 (8) 1996 – 4 (4) 14 slight fracture in right ankle 8-6
Craig Erickson 1996 – 6 (5) 1996 – 8 (7) 3 * 1-2
Marino 6 1996 – 9 (8) 1999 – 6 (5) 49 weakness in neck/shoulder muscle 28-21
Damon Huard 1999 – 7 (6) 1999 – 11 (10) 5 * 4-1
Marino 7 1999 – 12 (11) 1999 – D (18) 8 retired 2-6
Jay Fiedler 2000 – 1 (1) 2000 – 12 (11) 11 pinched nerve in neck 8-3
Huard 2 2000 – 13 (12) 2000 – 13 (12) 1 * 1-0
Fiedler 2 2000 – 14 (13) 2002 – 6 (6) 29 broken right thumb 19-10
Ray Lucas 2002 – 7 (7) 2002 – 13 (12) 6 * 2-4
Fiedler 3 2002 – 14 (13) 2003 – 7 (6) 10 sprained left knee 6-4
Brian Griese 2003 – 8 (7) 2003 – 12 (11) 5 ineffective 3-2
Fiedler 4 2003 – 13 (12) 2004 – 1 (1) 6 ineffective 3-3
A.J. Feeley 2004 – 2 (2) 2004 – 3 (3) 2 ineffective 0-2
Fiedler 5 2004 – 4 (4) 2004 – 9 (9) 6 ineffective 1-5
Feeley 2 2004 – 11 (10) 2004 – 16 (15) 6 injured ribs;
Fiedler injured neck in relief Week 11
3-3
Sage Rosenfels 2004 – 17 (16) 2004 – 17 (16) 1 Dolphins signed Frerotte as free agent 0-1
Gus Frerotte 2005 – 1 (1) 2005 – 10 (9) 9 sprained right index finger 3-6
Rosenfels 2 2005 – 11 (10) 2005 – 11 (10) 1 * 0-1
Frerotte 2 2005 – 12 (11) 2005 – 17 (16) 6 released;
Dolphins signed Culpepper as free agent
6-0
Daunte Culpepper 2006 – 1 (1) 2006 – 4 (4) 4 bruised shoulder/sore knee 1-3
Joey Harrington 2006 – 5 (5) 2006 – 16 (15) 11 ineffective 5-6
Cleo Lemon 2006 – 17 (16) 2006 – 17 (16) 1 Dolphins traded with Chiefs for Green in June 0-1
Trent Green 2007 – 1 (1) 2007 – 5 (5) 5 concussion 0-5
Lemon 2 2007 – 6 (6) 2007 – 10 (9) 4 ineffective 0-4
John Beck 2007 – 11 (10) 2007 – 14 (13) 4 ineffective 0-4
Lemon 3 2007 – 15 (14) 2007 – 17 (16) 3 signed as free agent with Jaguars;
Dolphins signed Pennington in August after released by Jets
1-2
Chad Pennington 2008 – 1 (1) 2009 – 3 (3) 20 torn capsule in right shoulder 11-9
Chad Henne 2009 – 4 (4) 2010 – 9 (8) 21 ineffective 11-10
Pennington 2 2010 – 10 (9) 2010 – 10 (9) 1 dislocated right shoulder 1-0
Henne 2 2010 – 11 (10) 2011 – 4 (4) 11 separated left shoulder 2-9
Matt Moore 2011 – 6 (5) 2011 – 17 (16) 12 Tannehill drafted 2012 #8 overall 6-6
Ryan Tannehill 2012 – 1 (1) 2016 – 14 (13) 77 sprained ACL and MCL in left knee 37-40
Moore 2 2016 – 15 (14) 2016 – WC (17) 4 Tannehill reinjured knee in preseason;
Dolphins signed “retired” Cutler
2-2
Jay Cutler 2017 – 2 (1) 2017 – 7 (6) 6 cracked ribs 4-2
Moore 3 2017 – 8 (7) 2017 – 8 (7) 1 * 0-1
Cutler 2 2017 – 9 (8) 2017 – 11 (10) 33 0-3

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Wilson was the son of Dolphins head coach George Wilson Sr.  This did not stop the Dolphins from trading him to the Broncos the following season.

Boston Patriots (1960-1970) / New England Patriots (1971-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Butch Songin 1960 – 1 (1) 1960 – 15 (14) 14 Patriots traded with Raiders for Parilli 5-9
Babe Parilli 1961 – 1 (1) 1961 – 2 (2) 2 1 1-1
Songin 2 1961 – 3 (3) 1961 – 6 (6) 4 1 1-2-1
Parilli 2 1961 – 7 (7) 1961 – 8 (8) 2 1 2-0
Songin 3 1961 – 9 (9) 1961 – 9 (9) 1 1 1-0
Parilli 3 1961 – 10 (10) 1961 – 11 (11) 2 1 1-1
Songin 4 1961 – 13 (12) 1961 – 13 (12) 1 1 1-0
Parilli 4 1961 – 14 (13) 1962 – 11 (10) 12 broken left collarbone 8-3-1
Tom Yewcic 1962 – 12 (11) 1962 – 15 (14) 4 * 3-1
Parilli 5 1963 – 1 (1) 1963 – 3 (3) 3 pinched nerve 2-1
Yewcic 2 1963 – 4 (4) 1963 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
Parilli 6 1963 – 5 (5) 1967 – 11 (10) 64 ineffective 31-26-7
Don Trull 1967 – 12 (11) 1967 – 15 (13) 3 0-3
Parilli 7 1967 – 16 (14) 1967 – 16 (14) 1 traded to Jets for Taliaferro 0-1
Mike Taliaferro 1968 – 1 (1) 1968 – 8 (7) 7 tendinitis in right arm 3-4
Tom Sherman 1968 – 9 (8) 1968 – 15 (14) 7 * 1-6
Taliaferro 2 1969 – 1 (1) 1970 – 4 (4) 18 ineffective;
Kapp signed with Patriots two weeks earlier
5-13
Joe Kapp 1970 – 5 (5) 1970 – 14 (14) 10 left 1971 training camp in contract dispute;
Plunkett drafted #1 overall
2 1-9
Jim Plunkett 1971 – 1 (1) 1974 – 14 (14) 56 separated left shoulder in 1975 preseason 21-35
Neil Graff 1975 – 1 (1) 1975 – 2 (2) 2 * 0-2
Plunkett 2 1975 – 3 (3) 1975 – 6 (6) 4 separated left shoulder 2-2
Steve Grogan 1975 – 7 (7) 1975 – 8 (8) 2 * 1-1
Plunkett 3 1975 – 9 (9) 1975 – 9 (9) 1 swollen right knee 0-1
Grogan 2 1975 – 10 (10) 1980 – 11 (11) 78 sore knees 47-31
Matt Cavanaugh 1980 – 12 (12) 1980 – 12 (12) 1 * 1-0
Grogan 3 1980 – 13 (13) 1980 – 13 (13) 1 sore knees 0-1
Cavanaugh 2 1980 – 14 (14) 1980 – 16 (16) 3 * 2-1
Grogan 4 1981 – 1 (1) 1981 – 2 (2) 2 pinched nerve in neck 0-2
Cavanaugh 3 1981 – 3 (3) 1981 – 6 (6) 4 ineffective 1-3
Grogan 5 1981 – 7 (7) 1981 – 11 (11) 5 strained knee 1-4
Cavanaugh 4 1981 – 12 (12) 1981 – 15 (15) 4 meaningless game 3 0-4
Tom Owen 1981 – 16 (16) 1981 – 16 (16) 1 traded to Redskins in August 1982;
Cavanaugh won 1982 training camp battle against Grogan
0-1
Cavanaugh 5 1982 – 1 (1) 1982 – 11 (3) 3 ineffective 1-2
Grogan 6 1982 – 12 (4) 1983 – 12 (12) 19 hairline fracture in left leg 10-9
Tony Eason 1983 – 13 (13) 1983 – 16 (16) 4 * 2-2
Grogan 7 1984 – 1 (1) 1984 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective 2-1
Eason 2 1984 – 4 (4) 1985 – 6 (6) 19 separated left shoulder 10-9
Grogan 8 1985 – 7 (7) 1985 – 12 (12) 6 broken leg/strained knee 5-1
Eason 3 1985 – 13 (13) 1986 – 5 (5) 13 bruised ribs 9-4
Grogan 9 1986 – 6 (6) 1986 – 7 (7) 2 * 1-1
Eason 4 1986 – 8 (8) 1986 – D (17) 10 injured groin in 1987 preseason 7-3
Grogan 10 1987 – 1 (1) 1987 – 1 (1) 1 neck cramps 1-0
Eason 5 1987 – 2 (2) 1987 – 2 (2) 1 strike 0-1
Bob Bleier 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 5 (4) 2 Patriots traded with Bears for Flutie five days earlier 1-1
Doug Flutie 1987 – 6 (5) 1987 – 6 (5) 1 strike ended 1-0
Eason 6 1987 – 7 (6) 1987 – 7 (6) 1 * 0-1
Grogan 11 1987 – 8 (7) 1987 – 10 (9) 3 separated left shoulder 1-2
Tom Ramsey 1987 – 11 (10) 1987 – 13 (12) 3 * 1-2
Grogan 12 1987 – 14 (13) 1988 – 4 (4) 7 ineffective (10 interceptions in first four games of 1988);
demoted to third-string
4-3
Ramsey 2 1988 – 5 (5) 1988 – 5 (5) 1 ineffective 1-0
Flutie 2 1988 – 6 (6) 1988 – 14 (14) 9 ineffective;
Eason healthy enough to start
4* 6-3
Eason 7 1988 – 15 (15) 1989 – 3 (3) 5 ineffective 2-3
Flutie 3 1989 – 4 (4) 1989 – 6 (6) 3 ineffective 1-2
Grogan 13 1989 – 7 (7) 1989 – 12 (12) 6 ineffective;
team out of playoff race
2-4
Marc Wilson 1989 – 13 (13) 1989 – 16 (16) 4 lost 1990 training camp battle 1-3
Grogan 14 1990 – 1 (1) 1990 – 2 (2) 2 stiff neck 1-1
Wilson 2 1990 – 3 (3) 1990 – 7 (6) 4 * 0-4
Grogan 15 1990 – 8 (7) 1990 – 9 (8) 2 pinched nerve in neck 0-2
Wilson 3 1990 – 10 (9) 1990 – 11 (10) 2 ineffective 0-2
Tom Hodson 1990 – 12 (11) 1991 – 3 (3) 9 ineffective 1-8
Hugh Millen 1991 – 4 (4) 1992 – 6 (5) 18 separated left shoulder/sprained left knee 5-13
Hodson 2 1992 – 7 (6) 1992 – 7 (6) 1 * 0-1
Millen 2 1992 – 8 (7) 1992 – 8 (7) 1 separated left shoulder 0-1
Hodson 3 1992 – 9 (8) 1992 – 10 (9) 2 fractured right thumb 0-2
Scott Zolak 1992 – 11 (10) 1992 – 13 (12) 3 * 2-1
Millen 3 1992 – 14 (13) 1992 – 14 (13) 1 strained left shoulder 0-1
Zolak 2 1992 – 15 (14) 1992 – 15 (14) 1 sprained ankle 0-1
Jeff Carlson 1992 – 16 (15) 1992 – 17 (16) 2 Patriots drafted Bledsoe #1 overall 0-2
Drew Bledsoe 1993 – 1 (1) 1993 – 6 (5) 5 sprained left MCL 1-4
Scott Secules 1993 – 7 (6) 1993 – 10 (9) 4 * 0-4
Bledsoe 2 1993 – 12 (10) 1995 – 3 (3) 27 separated left shoulder 15-12
Zolak 3 1995 – 5 (4) 1995 – 5 (4) 1 * 0-1
Bledsoe 3 1995 – 6 (5) 1998 – 15 (14) 63 broken right index finger 37-26
Zolak 4 1998 – 16 (15) 1998 – WC (17) 3 * 1-2
Bledsoe 4 1999 – 1 (1) 2001 – 2 (2) 34 ruptured spleen 13-21
Tom Brady 2001 – 3 (3) 2008 – 1 (1) 128 torn left ACL/MCL 101-27
Matt Cassel 2008 – 2 (2) 2008 – 17 (16) 15 * 10-5
Brady 2 2009 – 1 (1) 2015 – C (18) 126 suspended 4 games for role in Deflategate scandal 93-33
Jimmy Garoppolo 2016 – 1 (1) 2016 – 2 (2) 2 sprained right shoulder 2-0
Jacoby Brissett 2016 – 3 (3) 2016 – 4 (4) 2 * 1-1
Brady 3 2016 – 5 (5) 2017 – 11 (10) 25 22-3

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 The 1961 Patriots had no set starting quarterback; by midseason, they were alternating Parilli and Songin on every play.
2 Kapp originally signed what was termed a “memo agreement” spanning 3 years, $600,000 in 1970.  When he refused to sign a standard NFL contract for the 1971 season, NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle ruled him ineligble and had him forced out of training camp.  Kapp, who never played another NFL game, filed a breach-of-contract and antitrust lawsuit in 1972 against the NFL.  He lost on all counts.
3 The “Toilet Bowl” pitted the 1-14 Colts against the 2-13 Patriots, with the loser getting the first pick in the 1982 draft.
4 Flutie led a comeback in relief Week 5 against the Colts. The Patriots used an increasingly Tebowesque offense over the next nine weeks, culminating in a 55 rush/10 pass game against the Seahawks.

New York Titans (1960-1962) / New York Jets (1963-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Dick Jamieson 1960 – 1 (1) 1960 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 1-0
Al Dorow 1960 – 2 (2) 1961 – 15 (14) 27 traded to Bills during 1962 training camp;
team traded with Patriots for Songin
13-14
Butch Songin 1962 – 1 (1) 1962 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 1-0
Lee Grosscup 1962 – 2 (2) 1962 – 4 (4) 3 injured left knee 1-2
Songin 2 1962 – 5 (5) 1962 – 5 (5) 1 * 0-1
Grosscup 2 1962 – 6 (6) 1962 – 6 (6) 1 injured left knee 0-1
Johnny Green 1962 – 7 (7) 1962 – 15 (14) 8 Wood signed week before 1963 opener 3-5
Dick Wood 1963 – 1 (1) 1963 – 13 (11) 11 injured knees 5-5-1
Galen Hall 1963 – 14 (12) 1963 – 16 (14) 3 * 0-3
Wood 2 1964 – 1 (1) 1964 – 14 (13) 13 injured 5-7-1
Pete Liske 1964 – 15 (14) 1964 – 15 (14) 1 traded to Bills during 1965 training camp 0-1
Mike Taliaferro 1965 – 1 (1) 1965 – 2 (2) 2 star rookie with $400,000 contract 0-2
Joe Namath 1965 – 3 (3) 1965 – 6 (5) 3 ineffective 0-2-1
Taliaferro 2 1965 – 7 (6) 1965 – 9 (8) 3 * 2-1
Namath 2 1965 – 10 (9) 1970 – 5 (5) 70 broken bone in right wrist;
injured left knee in 1971 preseason
41-26-3
Al Woodall 1970 – 6 (6) 1971 – 4 (4) 13 ineffective 4-9
Bob Davis 1971 – 5 (5) 1971 – 11 (11) 7 * 3-4
Namath 3 1971 – 12 (12) 1972 – 13 (13) 16 eliminated from playoffs previous week;
injured ankles
9-7
Davis 2 1972 – 14 (14) 1972 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Namath 4 1973 – 1 (1) 1973 – 2 (2) 2 separated right shoulder 1-1
Woodall 2 1973 – 3 (3) 1973 – 4 (4) 2 sprained left knee 0-2
Bill Demory 1973 – 5 (5) 1973 – 7 (7) 3 * 1-2
Woodall 3 1973 – 8 (8) 1973 – 10 (10) 3 * 1-2
Namath 5 1973 – 11 (11) 1973 – 12 (12) 2 sore right knee 1-1
Woodall 4 1973 – 13 (13) 1973 – 13 (13) 1 * 0-1
Namath 6 1973 – 14 (14) 1975 – 12 (12) 27 benched for first drive for missing 11 pm curfew 10-17
J.J. Jones 1975 – 13 (13) 1975 – 13 (13) 1 * 0-1
Namath 7 1975 – 14 (14) 1976 – 7 (7) 8 swollen right knee;
ineffective in Lou Holtz’s offense
1-7
Richard Todd 1976 – 8 (8) 1976 – 13 (13) 6 Holtz quit before final game of season 2-4
Namath 8 1976 – 14 (14) 1976 – 14 (14) 1 waived 0-1
Todd 2 1977 – 1 (1) 1977 – 8 (8) 8 sprained right knee 2-6
Marty Domres 1977 – 9 (9) 1977 – 10 (10) 2 ineffective 0-2
Matt Robinson 1977 – 11 (11) 1977 – 11 (11) 1 * 0-1
Todd 3 1977 – 12 (12) 1978 – 4 (4) 7 broken left collarbone 3-4
Robinson 2 1978 – 5 (5) 1978 – 11 (11) 7 * 4-3
Todd 4 1978 – 12 (12) 1978 – 12 (12) 1 broken left collarbone 0-1
Robinson 3 1978 – 13 (13) 1979 – 1 (1) 5 sprained right thumb 1 2-3
Todd 5 1979 – 2 (2) 1983 – 16 (16) 76 traded to Saints in 1984 offseason 37-38-1
Pat Ryan 1984 – 1 (1) 1984 – 11 (11) 11 concussion; damaged ribs 6-5
Ken O’Brien 1984 – 12 (12) 1986 – 5 (5) 27 chipped bone in right knee 16-11
Ryan 2 1986 – 6 (6) 1986 – 7 (7) 2 * 2-0
O’Brien 2 1986 – 8 (8) 1986 – 16 (16) 9 ineffective 4-5
Ryan 3 1986 – WC (17) 1986 – D (18) 2 * 1-1
O’Brien 3 1987 – 1 (1) 1987 – 2 (2) 2 strike 2-0
David Norrie 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 5 (4) 2 Ryan crossed picket line a week early 0-2
Ryan 4 1987 – 6 (5) 1987 – 6 (5) 1 * 1-0
O’Brien 4 1987 – 7 (6) 1988 – 11 (11) 21 ineffective 8-12-1
Ryan 5 1988 – 12 (12) 1988 – 15 (15) 4 sore left shoulder 2 2-2
O’Brien 5 1988 – 16 (16) 1989 – 5 (5) 6 ineffective 2-4
Kyle Mackey 1989 – 6 (6) 1989 – 6 (6) 1 infected elbow;
ineffective
0-1
O’Brien 6 1989 – 7 (7) 1989 – 13 (13) 7 concussion;
injured right shoulder
3-4
Ryan 6 1989 – 14 (14) 1989 – 14 (14) 1 concussion 0-1
Tony Eason 1989 – 15 (15) 1989 – 16 (16) 2 * 0-2
O’Brien 7 1990 – 1 (1) 1991 – WC (17) 33 ineffective;
Nagle 1991 2nd rounder
14-19
Browning Nagle 1992 – 1 (1) 1992 – 2 (2) 2 bruised index finger on right hand 0-2
O’Brien 8 1992 – 3 (3) 1992 – 3 (3) 1 * 0-1
Nagle 2 1992 – 4 (4) 1992 – 8 (7) 4 sprained left foot 1-3
O’Brien 9 1992 – 9 (8) 1992 – 9 (8) 1 * 1-0
Nagle 3 1992 – 10 (9) 1992 – 12 (11) 3 ineffective 1-2
O’Brien 10 1992 – 13 (12) 1992 – 13 (12) 1 strained ligaments and chip fracture in right thumb 0-1
Nagle 4 1992 – 14 (13) 1992 – 17 (16) 4 Jets traded with Bengals for Esiason 1-3
Boomer Esiason 1993 – 1 (1) 1994 – 4 (4) 20 sprained left ankle 10-10
Jack Trudeau 1994 – 5 (5) 1994 – 6 (6) 2 * 1-1
Esiason 2 1994 – 7 (7) 1995 – 6 (6) 16 concussion 3 4-12
Bubby Brister 1995 – 7 (7) 1995 – 10 (10) 4 * 1-3
Esiason 3 1995 – 12 (11) 1995 – 17 (16) 6 Jets signed O’Donnell as free agent;
Esiason signed as free agent with Cardinals
1-5
Neil O’Donnell 1996 – 1 (1) 1996 – 6 (6) 6 separated right shoulder;
strained calf in warmups Week 14
0-6
Frank Reich 1996 – 7 (7) 1996 – 14 (13) 7 ineffective 1-6
Glenn Foley 1996 – 15 (14) 1996 – 17 (16) 3 * 0-3
O’Donnell 2 1997 – 1 (1) 1997 – 10 (9) 9 ineffective 6-3
Foley 2 1997 – 11 (10) 1997 – 12 (11) 2 sprained left MCL 1-1
O’Donnell 3 1997 – 13 (12) 1997 – 17 (16) 5 waived before 1998 preseason 2-3
Foley 3 1998 – 1 (1) 1998 – 2 (2) 2 torn rib cartilage 0-2
Vinny Testaverde 1998 – 3 (3) 1998 – 5 (4) 2 * 2-0
Foley 4 1998 – 6 (5) 1998 – 6 (5) 1 ineffective 0-1
Testaverde 2 1998 – 7 (6) 1999 – 1 (1) 14 ruptured left Achilles 11-3
Rick Mirer 1999 – 2 (2) 1999 – 5 (5) 4 ineffective 1-3
Ray Lucas 1999 – 6 (6) 1999 – 6 (6) 1 sprained left ankle 0-1
Mirer 2 1999 – 7 (7) 1999 – 9 (8) 2 * 1-1
Lucas 2 1999 – 10 (9) 1999 – 17 (16) 8 * 6-2
Testaverde 3 2000 – 1 (1) 2002 – 4 (4) 37 ineffective 20-17
Chad Pennington 2002 – 5 (5) 2002 – D (18) 14 fractured and dislocated left wrist in 2003 preseason 9-5
Testaverde 4 2003 – 1 (1) 2003 – 8 (7) 7 * 2-5
Pennington 2 2003 – 9 (8) 2004 – 9 (8) 17 strained rotator cuff in right shoulder 10-7
Quincy Carter 2004 – 10 (9) 2004 – 12 (11) 3 * 2-1
Pennington 3 2004 – 13 (12) 2005 – 3 (3) 10 torn rotator cuff in right shoulder;
backup Jay Fiedler injured shoulder in same game
4-6
Brooks Bollinger 2005 – 4 (4) 2005 – 4 (4) 1 ineffective 0-1
Testaverde 5 2005 – 5 (5) 2005 – 9 (8) 4 ineffective 1-3
Bollinger 2 2005 – 10 (9) 2005 – 17 (16) 8 * 2-6
Pennington 4 2006 – 1 (1) 2007 – 1 (1) 18 high ankle sprain 10-8
Kellen Clemens 2007 – 2 (2) 2007 – 2 (2) 1 * 0-1
Pennington 5 2007 – 3 (3) 2007 – 8 (8) 6 ineffective 1-5
Clemens 2 2007 – 9 (9) 2007 – 15 (14) 6 rib and shoulder injuries 2-4
Pennington 6 2007 – 16 (15) 2007 – 16 (15) 1 * 0-1
Clemens 3 2007 – 17 (16) 2007 – 17 (16) 1 Jets traded for Favre during 2008 training camp 1-0
Brett Favre 2008 – 1 (1) 2008 – 17 (16) 16 “retired”;
traded to Vikings
9-7
Mark Sanchez 2009 – 1 (1) 2009 – 13 (12) 12 sprained right PCL 6-6
Clemens 4 2009 – 14 (13) 2009 – 14 (13) 1 * 1-0
Sanchez 2 2009 – 15 (14) 2012 – 15 (14) 55 ineffective 31-24
Greg McElroy 2012 – 16 (15) 2012 – 16 (15) 1 concussion 0-1
Sanchez 3 2012 – 17 (16) 2012 – 17 (16) 1 torn labrum in right shoulder in 2013 preseason 0-1
Geno Smith 2013 – 1 (1) 2014 – 8 (8) 24 ineffective 9-15
Michael Vick 2014 – 9 (9) 2014 – 12 (11) 3 ineffective 1-2
Smith 2 2014 – 13 (12) 2014 – 17 (16) 5 broken jaw in 2015 training camp 4 2-3
Ryan Fitzpatrick 2015 – 1 (1) 2016 – 6 (6) 22 ineffective 11-11
Smith 3 2016 – 7 (7) 2016 – 7 (7) 1 torn ACL in right knee 1-0
Fitzpatrick 2 2016 – 8 (8) 2016 – 9 (9) 2 sprained left knee 1-1
Bryce Petty 2016 – 10 (10) 2016 – 10 (10) 1 * 0-1
Fitzpatrick 3 2016 – 12 (11) 2016 – 13 (12) 2 ineffective 0-2
Petty 2 2016 – 14 (13) 2016 – 16 (15) 3 torn labrum in left shoulder 1-2
Fitzpatrick 4 2016 – 17 (16) 2016 – 17 (16) 1  released 1-0
Josh McCown 2017 – 1 (1) 2017 – 10 (10) 10 4-6

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Robinson injured his thumb shortly before the season opener while play-wrestling with a teammate.  He then compounded the problem by a) not telling coach Walt Michaels until a day or two before the game, when it was too late to get the backup QB ready; b) lying to Michaels and the media that he hurt his thumb while trying to turn a doorknob just as someone was entering fromthe other side; and c) throwing a wobbly interception with 30 seconds left in overtime, turning a tie into a loss.  Robinson never took another snap with the Jets and was traded to the Broncos a month after the season ended.
2 Ryan was concussed during the first half of the Week 13 game against the Dolphins, but was not replaced until the middle of the third quarter. The Jets team doctor was the infamous Elliot Pellman.
3 Esiason was concussed after Bruce Smith ran past false-starting Jets’ left tackle Everett McIver.  No whistle was blown.
4 Smith’s jaw was broken when teammate IK Enemkpali punched him in a locker-room dispute over unrepaid debt.  The Jets immediately released Enemkpali.

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