Baltimore Ravens (1996-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Vinny Testaverde 1996 – 1 (1) 1997 – 14 (13) 29 strained left knee 1 8-20-1
Eric Zeier 1997 – 15 (14) 1997 – 17 (16) 3 Testaverde signed with Jets as free agent;
Ravens traded third rounder for Harbaugh
2-1
Jim Harbaugh 1998 – 1 (1) 1998 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective (benched before halftime in all three games) 1-2
Zeier 2 1998 – 4 (4) 1998 – 8 (7) 4 ineffective 1-3
Harbaugh 2 1998 – 9 (8) 1998 – 17 (16) 9 traded to Chargers in offseason;
Ravens traded with Lions for Mitchell
4-5
Scott Mitchell 1999 – 1 (1) 1999 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective 0-2
Stoney Case 1999 – 3 (3) 1999 – 7 (6) 4 ineffective 2-2
Tony Banks 1999 – 8 (7) 2000 – 8 (8) 18 ineffective (no touchdowns for 4 games) 11-7
Trent Dilfer 2000 – 9 (9) 2000 – SB (20) 12 Ravens signed Grbac as free agent 11-1
Elvis Grbac 2001 – 1 (1) 2001 – 6 (6) 6 bruised ribs 3-3
Randall Cunningham 2001 – 7 (7) 2001 – 8 (8) 2 * 2-0
Grbac 2 2001 – 9 (9) 2001 – D (18) 10 released in offseason after refusal to renegotiate contract;
retired three days later
6-4
Chris Redman 2002 – 1 (1) 2002 – 7 (6) 6 injured lower back 3-3
Jeff Blake 2002 – 8 (7) 2002 – 17 (16) 10 not re-signed as free agent;
Boller drafted in first round
4-6
Kyle Boller 2003 – 1 (1) 2003 – 10 (9) 9 torn quadriceps 5-4
Anthony Wright 2003 – 11 (10) 2003 – WC (17) 8 * 5-3
Boller 2 2004 – 1 (1) 2005 – 1 (1) 17 hyperextended right big toe 9-8
Wright 2 2005 – 2 (2) 2005 – 9 (8) 7 * 2-5
Boller 3 2005 – 10 (9) 2005 – 17 (16) 8 Ravens traded with Titans for McNair 4-4
Steve McNair 2006 – 1 (1) 2007 – 1 (1) 18 injured groin 13-5
Boller 4 2007 – 2 (2) 2007 – 2 (2) 1 * 1-0
McNair 2 2007 – 3 (3) 2007 – 5 (5) 3 injured back 2-1
Boller 5 2007 – 6 (6) 2007 – 7 (7) 2 * 1-1
McNair 3 2007 – 9 (8) 2007 – 10 (9) 2 subluxed left shoulder 0-2
Boller 6 2007 – 11 (10) 2007 – 15 (14) 5 concussion 0-5
Troy Smith 2007 – 16 (15) 2007 – 17 (16) 2 Ravens drafted Flacco in first round 1-1
Joe Flacco 2008 – 1 (1) 2015 – 11 (10) 137 torn left ACL/MCL 85-52
Matt Schaub 2015 – 12 (11) 2015 – 13 (12) 2 cracked ribs/separated shoulder 1-1
Jimmy Clausen 2015 – 14 (13) 2015 – 15 (14) 2 ineffective 0-2
Ryan Mallett 2015 – 16 (15) 2015 – 17 (16) 2 * 1-1
Flacco 2 2016 – 1 (1) 2017 – 9 (9) 25 12-13

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 The Ravens were the former Cleveland Browns, but are considered a new franchise by the NFL due to a settlement with the city of Cleveland.  Testaverde started the last 5 weeks for the 1995 Browns.

Cincinnati Bengals (1968-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Dewey Warren 1968 – 1 (1) 1968 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
John Stofa 1968 – 2 (2) 1968 – 7 (7) 6 ineffective 2-4
Warren 2 1968 – 8 (8) 1968 – 8 (8) 1 concussion 0-1
Sam Wyche 1968 – 9 (9) 1968 – 11 (11) 3 * 1-2
Warren 3 1968 – 12 (12) 1968 – 12 (12) 1 ineffective 0-1
Stofa 2 1968 – 13 (13) 1968 – 13 (13) 1 ineffective 0-1
Warren 4 1968 – 14 (14) 1968 – 14 (14) 1 Cook drafted 1969 #5 overall;
Stofa and Warren released in training camp
0-1
Greg Cook 1969 – 1 (1) 1969 – 3 (3) 3 torn right rotator cuff 3-0
Wyche 2 1969 – 4 (4) 1969 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
Cook 2 1969 – 5 (5) 1969 – 5 (5) 1 torn right rotator cuff 0-1
Wyche 3 1969 – 6 (6) 1969 – 7 (7) 2 * 0-2
Cook 3 1969 – 8 (8) 1969 – 14 (14) 7 torn right rotator cuff 1-5-1
Wyche 4 1970 – 1 (1) 1970 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective 1-2
Virgil Carter 1970 – 4 (4) 1971 – 3 (3) 15 separated shoulder 8-7
Ken Anderson 1971 – 4 (4) 1971 – 7 (7) 4 * 0-4
Carter 2 1971 – 8 (8) 1971 – 14 (14) 7 lost 1972 training camp battle 3-4
Anderson 2 1972 – 1 (1) 1972 – 10 (10) 10 coach Paul Browns thought Carter
would be more effective in the snow
5-5
Carter 3 1972 – 11 (11) 1972 – 11 (11) 1 * 1-0
Anderson 3 1972 – 12 (12) 1974 – 13 (13) 31 damaged back vertebrae 19-12
Wayne Clark 1974 – 14 (14) 1974 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Anderson 4 1975 – 1 (1) 1975 – 10 (10) 10 bruised chest 8-2
John Reaves 1975 – 11 (11) 1975 – 11 (11) 1 * 1-0
Anderson 5 1975 – 12 (12) 1977 – 6 (6) 24 bruised thigh 14-10
Reaves 2 1977 – 7 (7) 1977 – 7 (7) 1 * 1-0
Anderson 6 1977 – 8 (8) 1977 – 14 (14) 7 broken right hand in 1978 preseason 5-2
Reaves 3 1978 – 1 (1) 1978 – 4 (4) 4 * 0-4
Anderson 7 1978 – 5 (5) 1979 – 3 (3) 15 bruised back 4-11
Jack Thompson 1979 – 4 (4) 1979 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
Anderson 8 1979 – 5 (5) 1979 – 16 (16) 12 stretched left knee ligament in 1980 preseason 4-8
Thompson 2 1980 – 1 (1) 1980 – 1 (1) 1 * 0-1
Anderson 9 1980 – 2 (2) 1980 – 3 (3) 2 stretched left knee ligament 1-1
Thompson 3 1980 – 4 (4) 1980 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
Anderson 10 1980 – 5 (5) 1980 – 14 (14) 10 sprained ankle 4-6
Thompson 4 1980 – 15 (15) 1980 – 16 (16) 2 * 1-1
Anderson 11 1981 – 1 (1) 1983 – 6 (6) 35 sprained/bruised neck 22-13
Turk Schonert 1983 – 7 (7) 1983 – 9 (9) 3 * 2-1
Anderson 12 1983 – 10 (10) 1984 – 5 (5) 12 back spasms;
ineffective
4-8
Boomer Esiason 1984 – 6 (6) 1984 – 8 (8) 3 ineffective 1 2-1
Anderson 13 1984 – 9 (9) 1984 – 11 (11) 3 sore shoulder 1 2-1
Schonert 2 1984 – 12 (12) 1984 – 14 (14) 3 separated right shoulder 1 2-1
Esiason 2 1984 – 15 (15) 1984 – 15 (15) 1 ineffective 1-0
Anderson 14 1984 – 16 (16) 1985 – 2 (2) 3 ineffective 1-2
Esiason 3 1985 – 3 (3) 1987 – 2 (2) 32 strike 18-14
Adrian Breen 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 4 (3) 1 ineffective 0-1
Dave Walter 1987 – 5 (4) 1987 – 6 (5) 2 strike ended * 1-1
Esiason 4 1987 – 7 (6) 1989 – 3 (3) 32 sore ankle 18-14
Schonert 3 1989 – 4 (4) 1989 – 4 (4) 1 concussion;
Esiason entered after first series
1-0
Esiason 5 1989 – 5 (5) 1991 – 8 (7) 37 separated left (throwing) shoulder 15-22
Erik Wilhelm 1991 – 9 (8) 1991 – 9 (8) 1 * 0-1
Esiason 6 1991 – 10 (9) 1991 – 12 (11) 3 bruised left (throwing) hand 1-2
Donald Hollas 1991 – 13 (12) 1991 – 13 (12) 1 * 0-1
Esiason 7 1991 – 14 (13) 1992 – 12 (11) 15 ineffective;
Klingler 1992 1st rounder
6-9
David Klingler 1992 – 13 (12) 1992 – 16 (15) 4 bruised hip 1-3
Hollas 2 1992 – 17 (16) 1992 – 17 (16) 1 torn left knee ligament/cartilage damage 0-1
Klingler 2 1993 – 1 (1) 1993 – 7 (6) 6 bruised lower back 2 0-6
Jay Schroeder 1993 – 8 (7) 1993 – 11 (9) 3 2* 0-3
Klingler 3 1993 – 12 (10) 1994 – 8 (7) 14 sprained right knee 3-11
Jeff Blake 1994 – 9 (8) 1997 – 12 (11) 52 ineffective 21-31
Esiason 8 1997 – 13 (12) 1997 – 17 (16) 5 retired;
Bengals signed O’Donnell as free agent
4-1
Neil O’Donnell 1998 – 1 (1) 1998 – 11 (10) 10 ineffective 2-8
Paul Justin 1998 – 12 (11) 1998 – 13 (12) 2 ineffective 0-2
O’Donnell 2 1998 – 14 (13) 1998 – 14 (13) 1 broken bone in right hand 0-1
Blake 2 1998 – 15 (14) 1998 – 16 (15) 2 broken bone in right wrist 1-1
Justin 2 1998 – 17 (16) 1998 – 17 (16) 1 released 0-1
Blake 3 1999 – 1 (1) 1999 – 4 (4) 4 ineffective;
Smith 1999 #3 overall
0-4
Akili Smith 1999 – 5 (5) 1999 – 8 (8) 4 sprained big toe on right foot 1-3
Blake 4 1999 – 9 (9) 1999 – 17 (16) 8 signed with Saints as free agent 3-5
Smith 2 2000 – 2 (1) 2000 – 11 (10) 10 ineffective 2-8
Scott Mitchell 2000 – 12 (11) 2000 – 12 (11) 1 sprained knee 0-1
Smith 3 2000 – 13 (12) 2000 – 13 (12) 1 * 0-1
Mitchell 2 2000 – 14 (13) 2000 – 17 (16) 4 lost 2001 training camp battle 2-2
Jon Kitna 2001 – 1 (1) 2001 – 13 (12) 12 sprained finger on right hand 4-8
Smith 4 2001 – 14 (13) 2001 – 14 (13) 1 torn left hamstring 0-1
Kitna 2 2001 – 15 (14) 2001 – 17 (16) 3 lost 2002 training camp battle 2-1
Gus Frerotte 2002 – 1 (1) 2002 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective 0-3
Smith 5 2002 – 4 (4) 2002 – 4 (4) 1 ineffective 0-1
Kitna 3 2002 – 5 (5) 2003 – 17 (16) 28 Palmer 2003 #1 overall 10-18
Carson Palmer 2004 – 1 (1) 2004 – 14 (13) 13 sprained right knee 6-7
Kitna 4 2004 – 15 (14) 2004 – 17 (16) 3 * 2-1
Palmer 2 2005 – 1 (1) 2008 – 3 (3) 52 sore right elbow 26-26
Ryan Fitzpatrick 2008 – 4 (4) 2008 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
Palmer 3 2008 – 5 (5) 2008 – 5 (5) 1 frayed ligament in right elbow 0-1
Fitzpatrick 2 2008 – 6 (6) 2008 – 17 (16) 11 * 4-6-1
Palmer 4 2009 – 1 (1) 2010 – 17 (16) 33 held out during 2011 training camp;
traded to Raiders 10/18
14-19
Andy Dalton 2011 – 1 (1) 2015 – 14 (13) 81 broken right thumb 3 50-30-1
A.J. McCarron 2015 – 15 (14) 2015 – WC (17) 4 * 2-2
Dalton 2 2016 – 1 (1) 2017 – 10 (9) 25 9-15-1

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Pro Football Reference mistakenly lists Anderson as the starter for Week 8; Wilhelm as the starter for Week 11; and Esiason as the starter for Week 13.
2 Pro Football Reference mistakenly lists Schroder as the starter for Week 7 and Klingler as the starter for Week 11.
3 Dalton lined up at WR for the opening play of the 2012 Week 3 game vs. Redskins; Mohamed Sanu took the snap and threw a 73-yard TD pass.  The NFL considers Dalton as the starting QB for streak and W-L purposes.

Cleveland Browns (1950-1995; 1999-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Otto Graham 1950 – 1 (1) 1953 – 10 (10) 50 meaningless game (Browns had already clinched division) 41-9
George Ratterman 1953 – 11 (11) 1953 – 11 (11) 1 * 1-0
Graham 2 1953 – 12 (12) 1955 – C (13) 28 retired 20-7-1
Ratterman 2 1956 – 1 (1) 1956 – 4 (4) 4 career-ending right knee injury 1-3
Babe Parilli 1956 – 5 (5) 1956 – 7 (7) 3 injured 1-2
Tommy O’Connell 1956 – 8 (8) 1957 – 4 (4) 9 injured 6-3
Milt Plum 1957 – 5 (5) 1957 – 5 (5) 1 * 1-0
O’Connell 2 1957 – 6 (6) 1957 – 10 (10) 5 injured ankle 4-0-1
Plum 2 1957 – 11 (11) 1957 – 12 (12) 2 * 1-1
O’Connell 3 1957 – C (13) 1957 – C (13) 1 retired 0-1
Plum 3 1958 – 1 (1) 1958 – 6 (6) 6 ineffective 5-1
Jim Ninowski 1958 – 7 (7) 1958 – 7 (7) 1 ineffective 0-1
Plum 4 1958 – 8 (8) 1961 – 5 (5) 35 dislocated right thumb 22-12-1
Len Dawson 1961 – 6 (6) 1961 – 6 (6) 1 * 1-0
Plum 5 1961 – 7 (7) 1961 – 14 (14) 8 traded to Lions for Ninowski 4-3-1
Ninowski 2 1962 – 1 (1) 1962 – 7 (7) 7 broken collarbone 4-3
Frank Ryan 1962 – 8 (8) 1963 – 9 (9) 16 ineffective 10-5-1
Ninowski 3 1963 – 10 (10) 1963 – 10 (10) 1 * 0-1
Ryan 2 1963 – 11 (11) 1965 – 2 (2) 21 15-5-1
Ninowski 4 1965 – 3 (3) 1965 – 3 (3) 1 * 1-0
Ryan 3 1965 – 4 (4) 1965 – 12 (12) 9 meaningless game
(Browns had already clinched division)
8-1
Ninowski 5 1965 – 13 (13) 1965 – 13 (13) 1 * 0-1
Ryan 4 1965 – 14 (14) 1967 – 13 (13) 29 meaningless game
(Browns had already clinched division)
19-10
Gary Lane 1967 – 14 (14) 1967 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Ryan 5 1967 – D (15) 1968 – 3 (3) 4 sore right elbow;
ineffective
1-3
Bill Nelsen 1968 – 4 (4) 1970 – 2 (2) 31 injured knee 22-8-1
Don Gault 1970 – 3 (3) 1970 – 3 (3) 1 * 1-0
Nelsen 2 1970 – 4 (4) 1970 – 8 (8) 5 ineffective 2-3
Mike Phipps 1970 – 9 (9) 1970 – 9 (9) 1 ineffective 0-1
Nelsen 3 1970 – 10 (10) 1971 – 8 (8) 13 general soreness 7-6
Phipps 2 1971 – 9 (9) 1971 – 9 (9) 1 * 0-1
Nelsen 4 1971 – 10 (10) 1972 – 1 (1) 7 ineffective 5-2
Phipps 3 1972 – 2 (2) 1974 – 7 (7) 35 ineffective 19-14-2
Brian Sipe 1974 – 8 (8) 1974 – 12 (12) 5 ineffective 2-3
Phipps 4 1974 – 13 (13) 1975 – 5 (5) 7 bruised shoulder/strained arch 0-7
Sipe 2 1975 – 6 (6) 1975 – 7 (7) 2 ineffective 0-2
Will Cureton 1975 – 8 (8) 1975 – 8 (8) 1 * 0-1
Phipps 5 1975 – 9 (9) 1976 – 1 (1) 7 separated right shoulder 4-3
Sipe 3 1976 – 2 (2) 1976 – 8 (8) 7 * 3-4
Phipps 6 1976 – 9 (9) 1976 – 9 (9) 1 ineffective 1-0
Sipe 4 1976 – 10 (10) 1977 – 9 (9) 14 fractured left shoulder 9-5
Dave Mays 1977 – 10 (10) 1977 – 13 (13) 4 ineffective 1-3
Terry Luck 1977 – 14 (14) 1977 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Sipe 5 1978 – 1 (1) 1982 – 14 (6) 71 ineffective 35-36
Paul McDonald 1982 – 15 (7) 1982 – WC (10) 4 * 2-2
Sipe 6 1983 – 1 (1) 1983 – 8 (8) 8 tired arm 4-4
McDonald 2 1983 – 9 (9) 1983 – 10 (10) 2 * 1-1
Sipe 7 1983 – 11 (11) 1983 – 16 (16) 6 signed with USFL New Jersey Generals 4-2
McDonald 3 1984 – 1 (1) 1984 – 16 (16) 16 Kosar drafted as first pick of supplemental draft;
Browns traded with Lions for Danielson
5-11
Gary Danielson 1985 – 1 (1) 1985 – 5 (5) 5 dislocated right shoulder 3-2
Bernie Kosar 1985 – 6 (6) 1985 – 11 (11) 6 * 2-4
Danielson 2 1985 – 12 (12) 1985 – 12 (12) 1 dislocated right shoulder 1-0
Kosar 2 1985 – 13 (13) 1987 – 2 (2) 25 strike 16-9
Jeff Christensen 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 5 (4) 2 Danielson crossed picket line a week early 1-1
Danielson 3 1987 – 6 (5) 1987 – 6 (5) 1 strike ended * 1-0
Kosar 3 1987 – 7 (6) 1988 – 1 (1) 13 sprained right elbow 9-4
Danielson 4 1988 – 2 (2) 1988 – 2 (2) 1 broken left ankle 0-1
Mike Pagel 1988 – 3 (3) 1988 – 6 (6) 4 separated right shoulder 2-2
Don Strock 1988 – 7 (7) 1988 – 7 (7) 1 * 1-0
Kosar 4 1988 – 8 (8) 1988 – 15 (15) 8 sprained left knee 5-3
Strock 2 1988 – 16 (16) 1988 – WC (17) 2 * 1-1
Kosar 5 1989 – 1 (1) 1990 – 8 (8) 26 ineffective 12-13-1
Pagel 2 1990 – 9 (9) 1990 – 9 (9) 1 ineffective (lost 42-0);
coach Bud Carson fired
0-1
Kosar 6 1990 – 11 (10) 1990 – 15 (14) 5 fractured right thumb 1-4
Pagel 3 1990 – 16 (15) 1990 – 17 (16) 2 * 0-2
Kosar 7 1991 – 1 (1) 1992 – 2 (2) 18 broken right ankle 6-12
Todd Philcox 1992 – 3 (3) 1992 – 3 (3) 1 broken right thumb 1-0
Mike Tomczak 1992 – 4 (4) 1992 – 12 (11) 8 * 4-4
Kosar 8 1992 – 13 (12) 1993 – 6 (5) 10 ineffective 5-5
Vinny Testaverde 1993 – 7 (6) 1993 – 8 (7) 2 separated right shoulder 2-0
Kosar 9 1993 – 10 (8) 1993 – 10 (8) 1 controversially released by coach Bill Belichick 0-1
Philcox 2 1993 – 11 (9) 1993 – 14 (12) 4 * 1-3
Testaverde 2 1993 – 15 (13) 1994 – 9 (8) 12 concussion 7-5
Mark Rypien 1994 – 10 (9) 1994 – 12 (11) 3 * 2-1
Testaverde 3 1994 – 13 (12) 1995 – 8 (7) 14 ineffective 7-7
Eric Zeier 1995 – 9 (8) 1995 – 12 (11) 4 ineffective 1-3
Testaverde 4 1995 – 13 (12) 1995 – 17 (16) 5 team moved to Baltimore 1 1-4
Ty Detmer 1999 – 1 (1) 1999 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective (lost 43-0);
Couch first overall pick
0-1
Tim Couch 1999 – 2 (2) 1999 – 15 (15) 14 sprained left foot 2-12
Detmer 2 1999 – 16 (16) 1999 – 16 (16) 1 * 0-1
Couch 2 2000 – 1 (1) 2000 – 7 (7) 7 broke right thumb in practice 2-5
Doug Pederson 2000 – 8 (8) 2000 – 13 (13) 6 injured finger on right hand 1-5
Spergon Wynn 2000 – 14 (14) 2000 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Pederson 2 2000 – 15 (15) 2000 – 16 (16) 2 * 0-2
Couch 3 2001 – 1 (1) 2001 – 17 (16) 16 injured right elbow in 2002 preseason 7-9
Kelly Holcomb 2002 – 1 (1) 2002 – 2 (2) 2 * 1-1
Couch 4 2002 – 3 (3) 2002 – 17 (16) 14 broken right leg 8-6
Holcomb 2 2002 – WC (17) 2003 – 3 (3) 4 hairline fracture in right leg 1-3
Couch 5 2003 – 4 (4) 2003 – 8 (8) 5 * 2-3
Holcomb 3 2003 – 10 (9) 2003 – 14 (13) 5 ineffective 1-4
Couch 6 2003 – 15 (14) 2003 – 17 (16) 3 released in offseason;
Browns signed Garcia
1-2
Jeff Garcia 2004 – 1 (1) 2004 – 11 (10) 10 sprained shoulder 3-7
Holcomb 4 2004 – 12 (11) 2004 – 12 (11) 1 coach Butch Davis resigned;
interim coach Terry Robiskie tried to spark team
0-1
Luke McCown 2004 – 13 (12) 2004 – 16 (15) 4 ineffective 0-4
Holcomb 5 2004 – 17 (16) 2004 – 17 (16) 1 released in offseason;
Browns traded with Seahawks for Garcia
1-0
Trent Dilfer 2005 – 1 (1) 2005 – 12 (11) 11 injured knees 4-7
Charlie Frye 2005 – 13 (12) 2006 – 13 (12) 17 injured right wrist 6-11
Derek Anderson 2006 – 14 (13) 2006 – 16 (15) 3 * 0-3
Frye 2 2006 – 17 (16) 2007 – 1 (1) 2 traded to Seahawks two days after 2007 opener 0-2
Anderson 2 2007 – 2 (2) 2008 – 9 (8) 23 ineffective;
Quinn former first rounder
13-10
Brady Quinn 2008 – 10 (9) 2008 – 12 (11) 3 broken right index finger 1-2
Anderson 3 2008 – 13 (12) 2008 – 13 (12) 1 injured left MCL 0-1
Ken Dorsey 2008 – 14 (13) 2008 – 16 (15) 3 concussion 0-3
Bruce Gradkowski 2008 – 17 (16) 2008 – 17 (16) 1 released;
Quinn beat Anderson in 2009 training camp battle
0-1
Quinn 2 2009 – 1 (1) 2009 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective 0-3
Anderson 4 2009 – 4 (4) 2009 – 8 (8) 5 ineffective 1-4
Quinn 3 2009 – 10 (9) 2009 – 15 (14) 6 injured left foot 2-4
Anderson 5 2009 – 16 (15) 2009 – 17 (16) 2 released;
Delhomme beat Wallace in training camp
2-0
Jake Delhomme 2010 – 1 (1) 2010 – 1 (1) 1 sprained ankle 0-1
Seneca Wallace 2010 – 2 (2) 2010 – 5 (5) 4 sprained ankle 1-3
Colt McCoy 2010 – 6 (6) 2010 – 11 (10) 5 sprained ankle 2-3
Delhomme 2 2010 – 12 (11) 2010 – 14 (13) 3 ineffective 2-1
McCoy 2 2010 – 15 (14) 2011 – 14 (13) 16 concussion 4-12
Wallace 2 2011 – 15 (14) 2011 – 17 (16) 3 released in 2012 training camp 0-3
Brandon Weeden 2012 – 1 (1) 2012 – 16 (15) 15 sprained right shoulder 5-10
Thaddeus Lewis 2012 – 17 (16) 2012 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Weeden 2 2013 – 1 (1) 2013 – 2 (2) 2 injured right thumb 0-2
Brian Hoyer 2013 – 3 (3) 2013 – 5 (5) 3 * 3-0
Weeden 3 2013 – 6 (6) 2013 – 7 (7) 2 ineffective 0-2
Jason Campbell 2013 – 8 (8) 2013 – 12 (11) 4 concussion 1-3
Weeden 4 2013 – 13 (12) 2013 – 13 (12) 1 concussion 0-1
Campbell 2 2013 – 14 (13) 2013 – 17 (16) 4 both Campbell and Weeden released in offseason 0-4
Hoyer 2 2014 – 1 (1) 2014 – 14 (13) 13 ineffective;
Manziel 2014 first rounder
7-6
Johnny Manziel 2014 – 15 (14) 2014 – 16 (15) 2 injured hamstring 0-2
Connor Shaw 2014 – 17 (16) 2014 – 17 (16) 1 McCown beat out Manziel in 2015 training camp 0-1
Josh McCown 2015 – 1 (1) 2015 – 1 (1) 1 concussion 0-1
Manziel 2 2015 – 2 (2) 2015 – 2 (2) 1 * 1-0
J. McCown 2 2015 – 3 (3) 2015 – 8 (8) 6 injured ribs 1-5
Manziel 3 2015 – 9 (9) 2015 – 10 (10) 2 lied to coaching staff about partying;
demoted to 3rd string
0-2
J. McCown 3 2015 – 12 (11) 2015 – 12 (11) 1 broken collarbone 0-1
Austin Davis 2015 – 13 (12) 2015 – 13 (12) 1 ineffective 0-1
Manziel 4 2015 – 14 (13) 2015 – 16 (15) 3 concussion 1-2
Davis 2 2015 – 17 (16) 2015 – 17 (16) 1 Griffin signed as as free agent 0-1
Robert Griffin III 2016 – 1 (1) 2016 – 1 (1) 1 broken bone in left shoulder 0-1
J. McCown 4 2016 – 2 (2) 2016 – 2 (2) 1 broken collarbone 0-1
Cody Kessler 2016 – 3 (3) 2016 – 7 (7) 5 concussion 0-5
J. McCown 5 2016 – 8 (8) 2016 – 8 (8) 1 * 0-1
Kessler 2 2016 – 9 (9) 2016 – 11 (11) 3 concussion 0-3
J. McCown 6 2016 – 12 (12) 2016 – 12 (12) 1 * 0-1
Griffin 2 2016 – 14 (13) 2016 – 17 (16) 4  released 1-3
DeShone Kizer 2017 – 1 (1) 2017 – 5 (5) 5 ineffective 0-5
Kevin Hogan 2017 – 6 (6) 2017 – 6 (6) 1 ineffective 0-1
Kizer 2
2017 – 7 (7) 2017 – 10 (9) 3 0-3

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 The Browns franchise is considered by the NFL to have been inactive from 1996 to 1998.

Pittsburgh Steelers (1950-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
single wing 1950 – 1 (1) 1951 – 12 (12) 24 Steelers adopted T formation after 1951 season 1 10-13-1
Jim Finks 1952 – 1 (1) 1953 – 9 (9) 21 injured knee 9-12
Bill Mackrides 1953 – 10 (10) 1953 – 12 (12) 3 * 2-1
Finks 2 1954 – 1 (1) 1955 – 12 (12) 24 retired 9-15
Ted Marchibroda 1956 – 1 (1) 1956 – 9 (9) 9 3-6
Jack Scarbath 1956 – 10 (10) 1956 – 10 (10) 1 * 1-0
Marchibroda 2 1956 – 11 (11) 1956 – 12 (12) 2 broke right thumb in 1957 preseason 1-1
Earl Morrall 1957 – 1 (1) 1957 – 9 (8) 8 experimenting with rookie 1st rounder 4-4
Len Dawson 1957 – 10 (9) 1957 – 10 (9) 1 0-1
Morrall 2 1957 – 11 (10) 1958 – 2 (2) 5 traded to Lions for Layne 2-3
Bobby Layne 1958 – 3 (3) 1960 – 4 (4) 26 injured thumb 15-9-2
Rudy Bukich 1960 – 5 (5) 1960 – 5 (5) 1 * 0-0-1
Layne 2 1960 – 6 (6) 1961 – 3 (3) 10 hematoma on left side of body 3-7
Bukich 2 1961 – 4 (4) 1961 – 10 (10) 7 * 4-3
Layne 3 1961 – 11 (11) 1961 – 14 (14) 4 Steelers traded with Bears for Brown in April 1962;
Layne had yet to sign 1962 contract
2-2
Ed Brown 1962 – 1 (1) 1962 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Layne 4 1962 – 2 (2) 1962 – 11 (11) 10 ineffective 2 6-4
Brown 2 1962 – 12 (12) 1962 – 13 (13) 2 2-0
Layne 5 1962 – 14 (14) 1962 – 14 (14) 1 retired 1-0
Brown 3 1963 – 1 (1) 1964 – 9 (9) 23 ineffective 10-10-3
Bill Nelsen 1964 – 10 (10) 1964 – 10 (10) 1 ineffective 0-1
Brown 4 1964 – 11 (11) 1964 – 14 (14) 4 Nelsen promoted to starter by new coach Mike Nixon 2-2
Nelsen 2 1965 – 1 (1) 1965 – 9 (9) 9 torn cartilage in right knee 2-7
Tommy Wade 1965 – 10 (10) 1965 – 10 (10) 1 * 0-1
Nelsen 3 1965 – 11 (11) 1965 – 13 (13) 3 torn cartilage in right knee 0-3
Wade 2 1965 – 14 (14) 1965 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Nelsen 4 1966 – 1 (1) 1966 – 2 (2) 2 torn cartilage in left knee 1-0-1
Ron C. Smith 1966 – 3 (3) 1966 – 5 (5) 3 ineffective 0-3
George Izo 1966 – 6 (6) 1966 – 8 (7) 2 waived 0-2
Smith 2 1966 – 9 (8) 1966 – 12 (11) 4 * 2-2
Nelsen 5 1966 – 13 (12) 1967 – 2 (2) 5 torn muscle above left knee 3-2
Kent Nix 1967 – 3 (3) 1967 – 7 (7) 5 ineffective 1-4
Nelsen 6 1967 – 8 (8) 1967 – 10 (10) 3 ineffective 0-2-1
Nix 2 1967 – 11 (11) 1968 – 3 (3) 7 ineffective 2-5
Dick Shiner 1968 – 4 (4) 1969 – 5 (5) 16 broken jaw 3-12-1
Terry Hanratty 1969 – 6 (6) 1969 – 9 (9) 4 * 0-4
Shiner 2 1969 – 10 (10) 1969 – 11 (11) 2 concussion 0-2
Hanratty 2 1969 – 12 (12) 1969 – 12 (12) 1 * 0-1
Shiner 3 1969 – 13 (13) 1969 – 14 (14) 2 traded to Giants;
Bradshaw drafted #1 overall
0-2
Terry Bradshaw 1970 – 1 (1) 1970 – 7 (7) 7 ineffective 3-4
Hanratty 3 1970 – 8 (8) 1970 – 9 (9) 2 ineffective 1-1
Bradshaw 2 1970 – 10 (10) 1970 – 10 (10) 1 injured left arm 0-1
Hanratty 4 1970 – 11 (11) 1970 – 14 (14) 4 * 1-3
Bradshaw 3 1971 – 1 (1) 1971 – 12 (12) 12 ineffective 5-7
Hanratty 5 1971 – 13 (13) 1971 – 13 (13) 1 separated left shoulder 1-0
Bradshaw 4 1971 – 14 (14) 1973 – 7 (7) 24 separated shoulder 18-6
Hanratty 6 1973 – 8 (8) 1973 – 11 (11) 4 sprained wrist 2-2
Joe Gilliam 1973 – 12 (12) 1973 – 12 (12) 1 * 0-1
Bradshaw 5 1973 – 13 (13) 1973 – D (15) 3 lost 1974 training camp battle 2-1
Gilliam 2 1974 – 1 (1) 1974 – 6 (6) 6 ineffective; drug problem 4-1-1
Bradshaw 6 1974 – 7 (7) 1974 – 9 (9) 3 ineffective 2-1
Hanratty 7 1974 – 10 (10) 1974 – 10 (10) 1 ineffective (2 of 15, 3 interceptions) 3 1-0
Bradshaw 7 1974 – 11 (11) 1976 – 5 (5) 29 injured back/neck 22-7
Mike Kruczek 1976 – 6 (6) 1976 – 8 (8) 3 * 3-0
Bradshaw 8 1976 – 9 (9) 1976 – 10 (10) 2 sprained right wrist 2-0
Kruczek 2 1976 – 11 (11) 1976 – 13 (13) 3 * 3-0
Bradshaw 9 1976 – 14 (14) 1980 – 7 (7) 63 jammed thumb 47-16
Cliff Stoudt 1980 – 8 (8) 1980 – 8 (8) 1 * 0-1
Bradshaw 10 1980 – 9 (9) 1981 – 14 (14) 22 broken pinkie finger on right hand 4 13-9
Mark Malone 1981 – 15 (15) 1981 – 16 (16) 2 * 0-2
Bradshaw 11 1982 – 1 (1) 1982 – WC (10) 10 torn ligament in right elbow 6-4
Stoudt 2 1983 – 1 (1) 1983 – 14 (14) 14 * 9-5
Bradshaw 12 1983 – 15 (15) 1983 – 15 (15) 1 torn ligament in right elbow 1-0
Stoudt 3 1983 – 16 (16) 1983 – D (17) 2 signed with USFL Birmingham Stallions;
Steelers traded with Dolphins for Woodley
0-2
David Woodley 1984 – 1 (1) 1984 – 6 (6) 6 concussion 3-3
Malone 2 1984 – 7 (7) 1984 – 7 (7) 1 * 1-0
Woodley 2 1984 – 8 (8) 1984 – 8 (8) 1 bruised right leg;
ineffective
0-1
Malone 3 1984 – 9 (9) 1985 – 8 (8) 18 dislocated big toe on right foot 9-9
Woodley 3 1985 – 9 (9) 1985 – 11 (11) 3 stomach virus 3-0
Scott Campbell 1985 – 12 (12) 1985 – 12 (12) 1 * 0-1
Woodley 4 1985 – 13 (13) 1985 – 15 (15) 3 bruised left shoulder;
meaningless game
5 1-2
Campbell 2 1985 – 16 (16) 1985 – 16 (16) 1 * 0-1
Malone 4 1986 – 1 (1) 1986 – 5 (5) 5 sprained right thumb 1-4
Bubby Brister 1986 – 6 (6) 1986 – 7 (7) 2 * 0-2
Malone 5 1986 – 8 (8) 1987 – 2 (2) 11 strike 6-5
Steve Bono 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 6 (5) 3 strike ended * 2-1
Malone 6 1987 – 7 (6) 1987 – 16 (15) 10 traded to Chargers for 8th rounder 5-5
Brister 2 1988 – 1 (1) 1988 – 5 (5) 5 dislocated thumb 1-4
Todd Blackledge 1988 – 6 (6) 1988 – 8 (8) 3 * 1-2
Brister 3 1988 – 9 (9) 1989 – 5 (5) 13 sprained knee 5-8
Blackledge 2 1989 – 6 (6) 1989 – 7 (7) 2 * 1-1
Brister 4 1989 – 8 (8) 1991 – 7 (6) 33 sprained right knee 19-14
Neil O’Donnell 1991 – 8 (7) 1991 – 15 (14) 8 ineffective 2-6
Brister 5 1991 – 16 (15) 1991 – 17 (16) 2 lost 1992 training camp battle 2-0
O’Donnell 2 1992 – 1 (1) 1992 – 11 (10) 10 pulled left hamstring 7-3
Brister 6 1992 – 12 (11) 1992 – 12 (11) 1 * 1-0
O’Donnell 3 1992 – 13 (12) 1992 – 14 (13) 2 broken lower right leg 2-0
Brister 7 1992 – 15 (14) 1992 – 17 (16) 3 * 1-2
O’Donnell 4 1992 – D (17) 1992 – D (17) 1 sore elbow;
Tomczak signed as free agent
0-1
Mike Tomczak 1993 – 1 (1) 1993 – 1 (1) 1 * 0-1
O’Donnell 5 1993 – 2 (2) 1994 – 11 (10) 26 bruised left elbow/sore hip 16-10
Tomczak 2 1994 – 12 (11) 1994 – 13 (12) 2 * 2-0
O’Donnell 6 1994 – 14 (13) 1995 – 1 (1) 7 broken pinkie finger on right hand 5-2
Tomczak 3 1995 – 2 (2) 1995 – 5 (5) 4 * 2-2
O’Donnell 7 1995 – 6 (6) 1995 – SB (19) 14 signed with Jets as free agent 10-4
Jim Miller 1996 – 1 (1) 1996 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Tomczak 4 1996 – 2 (2) 1996 – D (18) 17 lost 1997 training camp battle 11-6
Kordell Stewart 1997 – 1 (1) 1999 – 12 (11) 45 ineffective 24-21
Tomczak 5 1999 – 13 (12) 1999 – 17 (16) 5 Graham signed with Steelers as free agent 1-4
Kent Graham 2000 – 1 (1) 2000 – 4 (3) 3 strained muscle in right hip 0-3
Stewart 2 2000 – 5 (4) 2000 – 6 (5) 2 * 2-0
Graham 2 2000 – 7 (6) 2000 – 8 (7) 2 ineffective 2-0
Stewart 3 2000 – 9 (8) 2002 – 4 (3) 30 ineffective 20-10
Tommy Maddox 2002 – 5 (4) 2002 – 11 (10) 7 concussion 4-2-1
Stewart 4 2002 – 12 (11) 2002 – 13 (12) 2 * 2-0
Maddox 2 2002 – 14 (13) 2004 – 2 (2) 24 ligament damage in right elbow 11-13
Ben Roethlisberger 2004 – 3 (3) 2004 – 16 (15) 13 bruised ribs;
meaningless game (Steelers had clinched homefield)
13-0
Maddox 3 2004 – 17 (16) 2004 – 17 (16) 1 * 1-0
Roethlisberger 2 2004 – D (17) 2005 – 5 (4) 6 hyperextended/bruised right knee 4-2
Maddox 4 2005 – 6 (5) 2005 – 6 (5) 1 * 0-1
Roethlisberger 3 2005 – 7 (6) 2005 – 8 (7) 2 hyperextended/bruised right knee 2-0
Charlie Batch 2005 – 9 (8) 2005 – 10 (9) 2 broken bone in right hand 2-0
Maddox 5 2005 – 11 (10) 2005 – 11 (10) 1 * 0-1
Roethlisberger 4 2005 – 12 (11) 2005 – SB (20) 10 emergency appendectomy 8-2
Batch 2 2006 – 1 (1) 2006 – 1 (1) 1 * 1-0
Roethlisberger 5 2006 – 2 (2) 2007 – 16 (15) 30 injured ankle;
meaningless game (Steelers had clinched division)
17-13
Batch 3 2007 – 17 (16) 2007 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Roethlisberger 6 2007 – WC (17) 2009 – 11 (10) 30 concussion 21-9
Dennis Dixon 2009 – 12 (11) 2009 – 12 (11) 1 * 0-1
Roethlisberger 7 2009 – 13 (12) 2009 – 17 (16) 5 suspended by NFL for 4 games for bar incident 3-2
Dixon 2 2010 – 1 (1) 2010 – 2 (2) 2 torn meniscus in left knee 2-0
Batch 4 2010 – 3 (3) 2010 – 4 (4) 2 * 1-1
Roethlisberger 8 2010 – 6 (5) 2011 – 15 (14) 29 high ankle sprain 21-8
Batch 5 2011 – 16 (15) 2011 – 16 (15) 1 * 1-0
Roethlisberger 9 2011 – 17 (16) 2012 – 10 (9) 11 sprained right shoulder;
dislocated rib
7-4
Byron Leftwich 2012 – 11 (10) 2012 – 11 (10) 1 fractured ribs 0-1
Batch 6 2012 – 12 (11) 2012 – 13 (12) 2 * 1-1
Roethlisberger 10 2012 – 14 (13) 2015 – 3 (3) 40 sprained MCL 22-18
Michael Vick 2015 – 4 (4) 2015 – 6 (6) 3 injured right hamstring 2-1
Landry Jones 2015 – 7 (7) 2015 – 7 (7) 1 * 0-1
Roethlisberger 11 2015 – 8 (8) 2015 – 9 (9) 2 sprained left foot 1-1
Jones 2 2015 – 10 (10) 2015 – 10 (10) 1 sprained left ankle 1-0
Roethlisberger 12 2015 – 12 (11) 2016 – 6 (6) 14 torn left meniscus 8-6
Jones 3 2016 – 7 (7) 2016 – 7 (7) 1 * 0-1
Roethlisberger 13 2016 – 9 (8) 2016 – 16 (15) 8 meaningless game (Steelers had clinched #3 seed) 6-2
Jones 4 2016 – 17 (16) 2016 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Roethlisberger 14 2016 – WC (17) 2017 – 10 (9) 12 9-3

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 The 1950-51 Steelers were the last NFL team to run the single wing as its base offense.  The single wing did not use a quarterback in the modern sense of the word.
2 Steelers coach Buddy Parker: “I don’t think [Layne] should be subjected to the abuse of the [Pittsburgh] fans.  Bobby doesn’t play as well at home as he does away.  The booing has affected his play.” 
3 Terry Bradshaw, on the Steelers’ frequent changes at quarterback: “This is no way to operate a pro football team.” 
4 Backup Cliff Stoudt broke his right arm after the next week’s game testing his strength on a mechanical punching bag in a bar.
5 It was probably not a coincidence that the Steelers would have had to trade their 1986 3rd rounder to the Dolphins had Woodley played 50% of the snaps in the 1985 season.

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