Houston Texans (2002-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
David Carr 2002 – 1 (1) 2003 – 8 (7) 23 injured right ankle 6-17
Tony Banks 2003 – 9 (8) 2003 – 9 (8) 1 * 1-0
Carr 2 2003 – 10 (9) 2003 – 11 (10) 2 bruised right shoulder 1-1
Banks 2 2003 – 12 (11) 2003 – 13 (12) 2 broken hand 1-1
Dave Ragone 2003 – 14 (13) 2003 – 15 (14) 2 * 0-2
Carr 3 2003 – 16 (15) 2006 – 17 (16) 50 Texans traded for Schaub in March 2007;
Carr released
15-35
Matt Schaub 2007 – 1 (1) 2007 – 8 (8) 8 concussion 3-5
Sage Rosenfels 2007 – 9 (9) 2007 – 9 (9) 1 * 1-0
Schaub 2 2007 – 11 (10) 2007 – 13 (12) 3 dislocated shoulder 1-2
Rosenfels 2 2007 – 14 (13) 2007 – 17 (16) 4 * 3-1
Schaub 3 2008 – 1 (1) 2008 – 4 (3) 3 viral infection 0-3
Rosenfels 3 2008 – 5 (4) 2008 – 5 (4) 1 * 0-1
Schaub 4 2008 – 6 (5) 2008 – 9 (8) 4 injured left knee 3-1
Rosenfels 4 2008 – 10 (9) 2008 – 13 (12) 4 * 2-2
Schaub 5 2008 – 14 (13) 2011 – 10 (10) 46 injured right foot 25-21
Matt Leinart 2011 – 12 (11) 2011 – 12 (11) 1 injured right shoulder 1-0
T.J. Yates 2011 – 13 (12) 2011 – D (18) 7 * 3-4
Schaub 6 2012 – 1 (1) 2013 – 6 (6) 24 injured foot/ankle; ineffective 15-9
Case Keenum 2013 – 7 (7) 2013 – 15 (14) 8 injured right thumb; ineffective 0-8
Schaub 7 2013 – 16 (15) 2013 – 17 (16) 2 traded to Raiders in offseason 0-2
Ryan Fitzpatrick 2014 – 1 (1) 2014 – 9 (9) 9 ineffective (1 of 12, 6 yards, 3 interceptions) 4-5
Ryan Mallett 2014 – 11 (10) 2014 – 12 (11) 2 torn pectoral 1-1
Fitzpatrick 2 2014 – 13 (12) 2014 – 15 (14) 3 broken leg 1 2-1
Keenum 2 2014 – 16 (15) 2014 – 17 (16) 2 traded to Rams in offseason;
Hoyer won training camp battle with Mallett
2-0
Brian Hoyer 2015 – 1 (1) 2015 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Mallett 2 2015 – 2 (2) 2015 – 5 (5) 4 ineffective 1-3
Hoyer 2 2015 – 6 (6) 2015 – 10 (9) 4 concussion 2 3-1
Yates 2 2015 – 11 (10) 2015 – 11 (10) 1 * 1-0
Hoyer 3 2015 – 12 (11) 2015 – 14 (13) 3 concussion 1-2
Yates 3 2015 – 15 (14) 2015 – 15 (14) 1 torn left ACL 1-0
Brandon Weeden 2015 – 16 (15) 2015 – 16 (15) 1 * 1-0
Hoyer 4 2015 – 17 (16) 2015 – WC (17) 2 Osweiler signed as free agent;
Hoyer released in offseason
1-1
Brock Osweiler 2016 – 1 (1) 2016 – 15 (14) 14 ineffective 8-6
Tom Savage 2016 – 16 (15) 2016 – 17 (16) 2 concussion 1-1
Osweiler 2 2016 – WC (17) 2016 – D (18) 2  traded to Cleveland 1-1
Savage 2 2017 – 1 (1) 2017 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective;
Watson drafted #12 overall 
0-1
Deshaun Watson 2017 – 2 (2) 2017 – 8 (7) 6  torn right ACL 3-3
Savage 3 2017 – 9 (8) 2017 – 10 (9) 2 0-2

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Backup QB Tom Savage injured his knee in the same game.
2 Mallett missed the team flight to Miami for Week 7 and was cut after the game.

Baltimore Colts (1953-1983) / Indianapolis Colts (1984-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Fred Enke 1953 – 1 (1) 1953 – 8 (8) 8 separated shoulder 1 3-5
George Taliaferro 1953 – 9 (9) 1953 – 11 (11) 3 injured knee 0-3
Ed Mioduszewski 1953 – 12 (12) 1953 – 12 (12) 1 Colts traded with Rams for Kerkorian 2 0-1
Gary Kerkorian 1954 – 1 (1) 1954 – 2 (2) 2 injured 1-1
Enke 2 1954 – 3 (3) 1954 – 3 (3) 1 ineffective 0-1
Cotton Davidson 1954 – 4 (4) 1954 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
Kerkorian 2 1954 – 5 (5) 1954 – 12 (12) 8 Shaw drafted as the 1955 bonus pick
(essentially #1 overall)
2-6
George Shaw 1955 – 1 (1) 1956 – 4 (4) 16 broken left leg 6-9-1
Johnny Unitas 1956 – 5 (5) 1956 – 12 (11) 7 courtesy start 3-4
Shaw 2 1956 – 13 (12) 1956 – 13 (12) 1 * 1-0
Unitas 2 1957 – 1 (1) 1958 – 6 (6) 18 broken ribs 13-5
Shaw 3 1958 – 7 (7) 1958 – 8 (8) 2 * 1-1
Unitas 3 1958 – 9 (9) 1965 – 8 (8) 95 injured back 61-34
Gary Cuozzo 1965 – 9 (9) 1965 – 9 (9) 1 * 1-0
Unitas 4 1965 – 10 (10) 1965 – 12 (12) 3 torn ligaments in right knee 1-1-1
Cuozzo 2 1965 – 13 (13) 1965 – 13 (13) 1 separated left shoulder 0-1
Tom Matte 1965 – 14 (14) 1965 – D (15) 2 * 1-1
Unitas 5 1966 – 1 (1) 1966 – 11 (10) 10 sore shoulder 7-3
Cuozzo 3 1966 – 12 (11) 1966 – 12 (11) 1 * 0-1
Unitas 6 1966 – 13 (12) 1967 – 14 (14) 17 injured right elbow in 1968 preseason 13-2-2
Earl Morrall 1968 – 1 (1) 1968 – SB (17) 17 * 15-2
Unitas 7 1969 – 1 (1) 1969 – 9 (9) 9 ineffective 5-4
Morrall 2 1969 – 10 (10) 1969 – 10 (10) 1 ineffective 1-0
Unitas 8 1969 – 11 (11) 1969 – 11 (11) 1 ineffective 1-0
Morrall 3 1969 – 12 (12) 1969 – 12 (12) 1 ineffective 0-0-1
Unitas 9 1969 – 13 (13) 1970 – 2 (2) 4 injured back/swollen knee 2-2
Morrall 4 1970 – 3 (3) 1970 – 3 (3) 1 * 1-0
Unitas 10 1970 – 4 (4) 1970 – SB (17) 14 torn right Achilles tendon in offseason 12-1-1
Morrall 5 1971 – 1 (1) 1971 – 9 (9) 9 * 7-2
Unitas 11 1971 – 10 (10) 1972 – 5 (5) 12 ineffective 3 5-7
Marty Domres 1972 – 6 (6) 1972 – 14 (14) 9 Colts drafted Jones #2 overall;
won 1973 training camp battle
4-5
Bert Jones 1973 – 1 (1) 1973 – 5 (5) 5 ineffective 1-4
Domres 2 1973 – 6 (6) 1974 – 3 (3) 12 coach Howard Schnellenberger fired;
GM/interim coach Joe Thomas named Jones starter
3-9
Jones 2 1974 – 4 (4) 1974 – 8 (8) 5 injured shoulder 1-4
Domres 3 1974 – 9 (9) 1974 – 11 (11) 3 * 1-2
Jones 3 1974 – 12 (12) 1977 – D (15) 48 separated right shoulder in 1978 preseason 31-17
Mike Kirkland 1978 – 1 (1) 1978 – 1 (1) 1 Troup returned from injured shoulder suffered in 1978 preseason 0-1
Bill Troup 1978 – 2 (2) 1978 – 6 (6) 5 * 2-3
Jones 4 1978 – 7 (7) 1978 – 7 (7) 1 injured right shoulder 0-1
Troup 2 1978 – 8 (8) 1978 – 8 (8) 1 three broken fingers on left hand 1-0
Kirkland 2 1978 – 9 (9) 1978 – 9 (9) 1 * 0-1
Jones 5 1978 – 10 (10) 1978 – 11 (11) 2 separated right shoulder 2-0
Troup 3 1978 – 12 (12) 1978 – 16 (16) 5 * 0-5
Jones 6 1979 – 1 (1) 1979 – 1 (1) 1 separated right shoulder 0-1
Greg Landry 1979 – 2 (2) 1979 – 7 (7) 6 * 1-5
Jones 7 1979 – 8 (8) 1979 – 10 (10) 3 sprained right shoulder 3-0
Landry 2 1979 – 11 (11) 1979 – 16 (16) 6 * 1-5
Jones 8 1980 – 1 (1) 1980 – 12 (12) 12 sprained right shoulder 6-6
Landry 3 1980 – 13 (13) 1980 – 13 (13) 1 * 1-0
Jones 9 1980 – 14 (14) 1981 – 13 (13) 16 injured right shoulder 1-15
David Humm 1981 – 14 (14) 1981 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Jones 10 1981 – 15 (15) 1981 – 16 (16) 2 traded to Rams;
Pagel drafted in 1982 4th round
1-1
Mike Pagel 1982 – 1 (1) 1983 – 11 (11) 20 ineffective 6-13-1
Mark Herrmann 1983 – 12 (12) 1983 – 12 (12) 1 ineffective (lost 37-0) 0-1
Pagel 2 1983 – 13 (13) 1984 – 7 (7) 11 ineffective 3-8
Herrmann 2 1984 – 8 (8) 1984 – 8 (8) 1 deep thigh bruise 1-0
Pagel 3 1984 – 9 (9) 1984 – 9 (9) 1 ineffective;
sprained thumb
0-1
Herrmann 3 1984 – 10 (10) 1984 – 10 (10) 1 ineffective 0-1
Pagel 4 1984 – 11 (11) 1984 – 11 (11) 1 ineffective 1-0
Art Schlichter 1984 – 12 (12) 1985 – 1 (1) 6 ineffective 0-6
Pagel 5 1985 – 2 (2) 1985 – 11 (11) 10 ineffective 3-7
Matt Kofler 1985 – 12 (12) 1985 – 12 (12) 1 ineffective 0-1
Pagel 6 1985 – 13 (13) 1985 – 16 (16) 4 Colts traded with Cowboys for Hogeboom;
Pagel traded to Browns
2-2
Gary Hogeboom 1986 – 1 (1) 1986 – 2 (2) 2 separated right shoulder 0-2
Jack Trudeau 1986 – 3 (3) 1986 – 13 (13) 11 * 0-11
Hogeboom 2 1986 – 14 (14) 1986 – 16 (16) 3 torn ligament in left thumb in 1987 preseason 3-0
Trudeau 2 1987 – 1 (1) 1987 – 1 (1) 1 * 0-1
Hogeboom 3 1987 – 2 (2) 1987 – 5 (4) 3 cracked rib/punctured lung 4 2-1
Blair Kiel 1987 – 6 (5) 1987 – 6 (5) 1 strike ended 0-1
Trudeau 3 1987 – 7 (6) 1987 – 9 (8) 3 * 2-1
Hogeboom 4 1987 – 10 (9) 1987 – 12 (11) 3 dislocated right shoulder 2-1
Trudeau 4 1987 – 13 (12) 1987 – D (16) 5 * 3-2
Hogeboom 5 1988 – 1 (1) 1988 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Trudeau 5 1988 – 2 (2) 1988 – 3 (3) 2 torn ACL in right knee 0-2
Chris Chandler 1988 – 4 (4) 1989 – 3 (3) 16 damaged ligament in left knee 5 10-6
Trudeau 6 1989 – 4 (4) 1989 – 9 (9) 6 broken finger on left hand 3-3
Tom Ramsey 1989 – 10 (10) 1989 – 10 (10) 1 * 0-1
Trudeau 7 1989 – 11 (11) 1989 – 16 (16) 6 George drafted 1990 #1 overall 4-2
Jeff George 1990 – 1 (1) 1990 – 3 (3) 3 strained abdominal muscle 6 0-3
Trudeau 8 1990 – 4 (4) 1990 – 8 (7) 4 torn ligament in right knee 6 2-2
George 2 1990 – 9 (8) 1991 – 17 (16) 25 stretched ligament in right thumb in 1992 preseason 6-19
Herrmann 4 1992 – 1 (1) 1992 – 1 (1) 1 Trudeau returned from bruised back * 1-0
Trudeau 9 1992 – 2 (2) 1992 – 3 (3) 2 * 0-2
George 3 1992 – 5 (4) 1992 – 11 (10) 7 broken right hand 3-4
Trudeau 10 1992 – 12 (11) 1992 – 14 (13) 3 * 2-1
George 4 1992 – 15 (14) 1992 – 17 (16) 3 held out from 1993 training camp in attempt to force a trade 3-0
Trudeau 11 1993 – 1 (1) 1993 – 6 (5) 5 ineffective 2-3
George 5 1993 – 8 (6) 1993 – 18 (16) 11 traded to Falcons;
Colts signed Harbaugh as free agent
2-9
Jim Harbaugh 1994 – 1 (1) 1994 – 8 (8) 8 ineffective 3-5
Don Majkowski 1994 – 9 (9) 1994 – 15 (14) 6 ineffective 3-3
Harbaugh 2 1994 – 16 (15) 1994 – 16 (15) 1 ineffective 1-0
Browning Nagle 1994 – 17 (16) 1994 – 17 (16) 1 Colts traded with Buccaneers for Erickson;
Nagle released in June
1-0
Craig Erickson 1995 – 1 (1) 1995 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective 1-1
Harbaugh 3 1995 – 3 (3) 1995 – 10 (9) 7 pulled groin muscle 4-3
Paul Justin 1995 – 11 (10) 1995 – 11 (10) 1 * 0-1
Harbaugh 4 1995 – 12 (11) 1995 – 14 (13) 3 damaged cartilage in right knee 2-1
Erickson 2 1995 – 15 (14) 1995 – 15 (14) 1 * 1-0
Harbaugh 5 1995 – 16 (15) 1996 – 13 (12) 17 strained ligament in left knee 9-8
Justin 2 1996 – 14 (13) 1996 – 15 (14) 2 * 2-0
Harbaugh 6 1996 – 16 (15) 1997 – 8 (7) 10 broken bone in right hand 7 1-9
Justin 3 1997 – 9 (8) 1997 – 10 (9) 2 dislocated finger on left hand 0-2
Kelly Holcomb 1997 – 11 (10) 1997 – 11 (10) 1 * 0-1
Justin 4 1997 – 12 (11) 1997 – 13 (12) 2 * 1-1
Harbaugh 7 1997 – 14 (13) 1997 – 17 (16) 4 traded to Ravens;
Colts drafted Manning 1998 #1 overall
2-2
Peyton Manning 1998 – 1 (1) 2010 – WC (17) 227 offseason neck surgery 150-77
Kerry Collins 2011 – 1 (1) 2011 – 3 (3) 3 concussion 0-3
Curtis Painter 2011 – 4 (4) 2011 – 12 (11) 8 ineffective 0-8
Dan Orlovsky 2011 – 13 (12) 2011 – 17 (16) 5 released;
Colts drafted Luck 2012 #1 overall
2-3
Andrew Luck 2012 – 1 (1) 2015 – 3 (3) 57 injured right shoulder 37-20
Matt Hasselbeck 2015 – 4 (4) 2015 – 5 (5) 2 * 2-0
Luck 2 2015 – 6 (6) 2015 – 9 (9) 4 lacerated kidney 1-3
Hasselbeck 2 2015 – 11 (10) 2015 – 16 (15) 6 injured shoulder/ribs/back 3-3
Josh Freeman 2015 – 17 (16) 2015 – 17 (16) 1 * 1-0
Luck 3 2016 – 1 (1) 2016 – 11 (10) 10 concussion 5-5
Scott Tolzien 2016 – 12 (11) 2016 – 12 (11) 1 * 0-1
Luck 4 2016 – 13 (12) 2016 – 17 (16) 5 offseason shouler surgery 3-2
Tolzien 2
2017 – 1 (1) 2017 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Jacoby Brissett 2017 – 2 (2) 2017 – 10 (10) 9 3-6

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Many of the 1953 Colts, including Taliaferro, were members of the 1952 Dallas Texans, but the NFL considers the 1952 Dallas Texans to be a separate and now-defunct franchise.
2 Kerkorian spent the 1953 season playing rugby in Australia.
3 Colts coach Don McCafferty refused to bench Unitas when when Colts general manager Joe Thomas asked him to do so in both Weeks 4 and 5.  McCafferty was fired after Week 5.
4 Hogeboom never went on strike.
5 The late-season 1988 Colts occasionally used a wishbone formation using former college option QB Ricky Turner.
6 Pro Football Reference mistakenly lists Trudeau as the starter for Week 3 and George as the starter for Week 8.
7 Harbaugh broke his hand punching former Bills QB Jim Kelly, who had called Harbaugh a “baby” on a local Buffalo television show the previous week.

Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-2017)

Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Steve Beuerlein 1995 – 1 (1) 1995 – 2 (2) 2 sprained right MCL 0-2
Mark Brunell 1995 – 3 (3) 1995 – 4 (4) 2 * 0-2
Beuerlein 2 1995 – 5 (5) 1995 – 5 (5) 1 ineffective 1-0
Brunell 2 1995 – 6 (6) 1995 – 12 (11) 6 strained hamstring 2-4
Beuerlein 3 1995 – 13 (12) 1995 – 14 (13) 2 * 0-2
Brunell 3 1995 – 15 (14) 1995 – 15 (14) 1 strained hamstring 0-1
Beuerlein 4 1995 – 16 (15) 1995 – 16 (15) 1 * 0-1
Brunell 4 1995 – 17 (16) 1996 – C (19) 20 tore knee ligaments in 1997 preseason 12-8
Rob Johnson 1997 – 1 (1) 1997 – 1 (1) 1 sprained left ankle 1-0
Steve Matthews 1997 – 2 (2) 1997 – 2 (2) 1 * 1-0
Brunell 5 1997 – 4 (3) 1998 – 14 (13) 28 sprained left ankle 19-9
Jamie Martin 1998 – 15 (14) 1998 – 15 (14) 1 sprained right knee 0-1
Jonathan Quinn 1998 – 16 (15) 1998 – 17 (16) 2 * 1-1
Brunell 6 1998 – WC (17) 1999 – 16 (15) 17 sprained left knee 14-3
Jay Fiedler 1999 – 17 (16) 1999 – 17 (16) 1 * 1-0
Brunell 7 1999 – D (17) 2001 – 9 (8) 26 sprained left shoulder 11-15
Quinn 2 2001 – 10 (9) 2001 – 10 (9) 1 * 0-1
Brunell 8 2001 – 11 (10) 2002 – 16 (15) 22 strained right hamstring 9-13
David Garrard 2002 – 17 (16) 2002 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Brunell 9 2003 – 1 (1) 2003 – 3 (3) 3 cut left (throwing) elbow 0-3
Byron Leftwich 2003 – 4 (4) 2004 – 8 (8) 21 sprained left LCL 10-11
Garrard 2 2004 – 10 (9) 2004 – 11 (10) 2 * 1-1
Leftwich 2 2004 – 12 (11) 2005 – 12 (11) 17 broken left ankle 11-6
Garrard 3 2005 – 13 (12) 2005 – 17 (16) 5 * 4-1
Leftwich 3 2005 – WC (17) 2006 – 7 (6) 7 sore left ankle 3-4
Garrard 4 2006 – 8 (7) 2007 – 7 (6) 16 sprained left ankle 9-7
Quinn Gray 2007 – 8 (7) 2007 – 10 (9) 3 * 2-1
Garrard 5 2007 – 11 (10) 2007 – 16 (15) 6 meaningless game
(Jaguars had clinched playoff berth)
5-1
Gray 2 2007 – 17 (16) 2007 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Garrard 6 2007 – WC (17) 2010 – 6 (6) 40 concussion 16-24
Todd Bouman 2010 – 7 (7) 2010 – 7 (7) 1 * 0-1
Garrard 7 2010 – 8 (8) 2010 – 16 (15) 8 torn ligament in middle finger on right hand 5-3
Trent Edwards 2010 – 17 (16) 2010 – 17 (16) 1 McCown won 2011 training camp battle
with Garrard and Gabbert; Garrard released
0-1
Luke McCown 2011 – 1 (1) 2011 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective 1-1
Blaine Gabbert 2011 – 3 (3) 2012 – 11 (10) 24 injured right forearm/left shoulder 5-19
Chad Henne 2012 – 12 (11) 2012 – 17 (16) 6 * 1-5
Gabbert 2 2013 – 1 (1) 2013 – 1 (1) 1 lacerated hand 0-1
Henne 2 2013 – 2 (2) 2013 – 3 (3) 2 * 0-2
Gabbert 3 2013 – 4 (4) 2013 – 5 (5) 2 strained right hamstring;
ineffective
0-2
Henne 3 2013 – 6 (6) 2014 – 3 (3) 14 ineffective;
Bortles 2014 first rounder
4-10
Blake Bortles 2014 – 4 (4) 2017 – 10 (9) 54 16-38

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.

Houston Oilers (1960-1996) / Tennessee Oilers (1997-1998) / Tennessee Titans (1999-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
George Blanda 1960 – 1 (1) 1960 – 10 (9) 9 injured ankle 6-3
Jacky Lee 1960 – 11 (10) 1960 – 13 (12) 3 * 2-1
Blanda 2 1960 – 14 (13) 1961 – 4 (3) 6 ineffective;
coach Lou Rymkus on ropes trying to shake up team
4-2
Lee 2 1961 – 5 (4) 1961 – 7 (6) 3 Rymkus fired;
Blanda restored to starting role two games later
1-1-1
Blanda 3 1961 – 8 (7) 1963 – 14 (12) 36 injured ankle 26-10
Lee 3 1963 – 15 (13) 1963 – 15 (13) 1 ineffective * 0-1
Blanda 4 1963 – 16 (14) 1964 – 10 (10) 11 2-9
Don Trull 1964 – 11 (11) 1964 – 11 (11) 1 ineffective (team on losing streak) 0-1
Blanda 5 1964 – 12 (12) 1965 – 6 (5) 8 ineffective 4-4
Trull 2 1965 – 7 (6) 1965 – 7 (6) 1 ineffective * 1-0
Blanda 6 1965 – 8 (7) 1965 – 13 (12) 6 ineffective (team on losing streak) 1-5
Trull 3 1965 – 14 (13) 1965 – 14 (13) 1 * 0-1
Blanda 7 1965 – 15 (14) 1966 – 9 (8) 9 injured arm; ineffective 3-6
Trull 4 1966 – 10 (9) 1966 – 14 (12) 4 bruised ribs 0-4
Buddy Humphrey 1966 – 15 (13) 1966 – 15 (13) 1 * 0-1
Trull 5 1966 – 16 (14) 1966 – 16 (14) 1 lost 1967 training camp battle 0-1
Lee 4 1967 – 2 (1) 1967 – 4 (3) 3 ineffective 1-2
Bob Davis 1967 – 5 (4) 1967 – 7 (5) 2 Oilers traded with Chiefs for Beathard two weeks earlier 1-0-1
Pete Beathard 1967 – 8 (6) 1968 – 4 (4) 14 emergency appendectomy 8-6
Davis 2 1968 – 5 (5) 1968 – 7 (7) 3 injured on hit by Jets’ Verlon Biggs 1-2
Trull 6 1968 – 8 (8) 1968 – 10 (10) 3 * 2-1
Beathard 2 1968 – 11 (11) 1968 – 14 (13) 3 ineffective 2-1
Trull 7 1968 – 15 (14) 1968 – 15 (14) 1 * 1-0
Beathard 3 1969 – 1 (1) 1969 – 8 (8) 8 ineffective 4-4
Trull 8 1969 – 9 (9) 1969 – 10 (10) 2 injured 0-0-2
Beathard 4 1969 – 11 (11) 1969 – 12 (12) 2 sprained ankle 1-1
Trull 9 1969 – 13 (13) 1969 – 13 (13) 1 sore ribs 0-1
Davis 3 1969 – 14 (14) 1969 – 14 (14) 1 * 1-0
Beathard 5 1969 – D (15) 1969 – D (15) 1 traded to Cardinals for Johnson in offseason 0-1
Charley Johnson 1970 – 1 (1) 1970 – 5 (5) 5 broken left collarbone 2-3
Jerry Rhome 1970 – 6 (6) 1970 – 7 (7) 2 * 0-1-1
Johnson 2 1970 – 8 (8) 1970 – 12 (12) 5 injured knee 1-4
Rhome 2 1970 – 13 (13) 1970 – 14 (14) 2 * 0-2
Johnson 3 1971 – 1 (1) 1971 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective 0-2
Lynn Dickey 1971 – 3 (3) 1971 – 3 (3) 1 ineffective 0-0-1
Johnson 4 1971 – 4 (4) 1971 – 4 (4) 1 ineffective;
Pastorini #3 overall in 1971
0-1
Dan Pastorini 1971 – 5 (5) 1971 – 8 (8) 4 ineffective 1-3
Dickey 2 1971 – 9 (9) 1971 – 9 (9) 1 ineffective; Pastorini threw 3 TDs in relief 0-1
Pastorini 2 1971 – 10 (10) 1971 – 10 (10) 1 ineffective 0-1
Johnson 5 1971 – 11 (11) 1971 – 11 (11) 1 ineffective 0-1
Pastorini 3 1971 – 12 (12) 1972 – 11 (11) 14 sore; ineffective 1 4-10
Kent Nix 1972 – 12 (12) 1972 – 12 (12) 1 * 0-1
Pastorini 4 1972 – 13 (13) 1972 – 13 (13) 1 broken bones in back; pulled hamstring 0-1
Nix 2 1972 – 14 (14) 1972 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Pastorini 5 1973 – 1 (1) 1973 – 7 (7) 7 ineffective 0-7
Dickey 3 1973 – 8 (8) 1973 – 11 (11) 4 ineffective 1-3
Pastorini 6 1973 – 12 (12) 1973 – 14 (14) 3 pulled hamstring in 1974 training camp 0-3
Dickey 4 1974 – 1 (1) 1974 – 4 (4) 4 ineffective 1-3
Pastorini 7 1974 – 5 (5) 1976 – 9 (9) 33 cracked rib 20-13
John Hadl 1976 – 10 (10) 1976 – 13 (13) 4 * 1-3
Pastorini 8 1976 – 14 (14) 1977 – 4 (4) 5 sprained ankle 3-2
Hadl 2 1977 – 5 (5) 1977 – 5 (5) 1 * 0-1
Pastorini 9 1977 – 6 (6) 1977 – 6 (6) 1 bruised ribs 0-1
Hadl 3 1977 – 7 (7) 1977 – 7 (7) 1 * 0-1
Pastorini 10 1977 – 8 (8) 1979 – 2 (2) 28 bruised right shoulder 18-10
Gifford Nielsen 1979 – 3 (3) 1979 – 3 (3) 1 * 1-0
Pastorini 11 1979 – 4 (4) 1979 – WC (17) 14 injured groin 10-4
Nielsen 2 1979 – D (18) 1979 – D (18) 1 * 1-0
Pastorini 12 1979 – C (19) 1979 – C (19) 1 traded to Raiders for Stabler 2 0-1
Ken Stabler 1980 – 1 (1) 1981 – 9 (9) 26 sprained left wrist 3 15-11
John Reaves 1981 – 10 (10) 1981 – 11 (11) 2 * 1-1
Stabler 2 1981 – 12 (12) 1981 – 14 (14) 3 ineffective 1-2
Nielsen 3 1981 – 15 (15) 1982 – 11 (3) 5 Oilers traded with Saints for Manning during strike 2-3
Archie Manning 1982 – 12 (4) 1982 – 16 (8) 5 pulled hamstring 0-5
Nielsen 4 1982 – 17 (9) 1982 – 17 (9) 1 * 0-1
Manning 2 1983 – 1 (1) 1983 – 3 (3) 3 traded to Vikings 0-3
Nielsen 5 1983 – 4 (4) 1983 – 10 (10) 7 ineffective 0-7
Oliver Luck 1983 – 11 (11) 1983 – 16 (16) 6 Oilers signed Moon as free agent out of CFL 2-4
Warren Moon 1984 – 1 (1) 1985 – 11 (11) 27 bruised left hip 7-20
Luck 2 1985 – 12 (12) 1985 – 13 (13) 2 * 1-1
Moon 2 1985 – 14 (14) 1986 – 13 (13) 16 bruised thumb 3-13
Luck 3 1986 – 14 (14) 1986 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Moon 3 1986 – 15 (15) 1987 – 2 (2) 4 strike 3-1
Brent Pease 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 6 (5) 3 strike ended * 2-1
Moon 4 1987 – 7 (6) 1988 – 1 (1) 13 fractured right shoulder blade 8-5
Cody Carlson 1988 – 2 (2) 1988 – 6 (6) 5 * 3-2
Moon 5 1988 – 7 (7) 1990 – 16 (15) 44 dislocated right thumb 24-20
Carlson 2 1990 – 17 (16) 1990 – WC (17) 2 * 1-1
Moon 6 1991 – 1 (1) 1992 – 11 (10) 28 broken bone in left shoulder 18-10
Carlson 3 1992 – 12 (11) 1992 – 17 (16) 6 * 4-2
Moon 7 1992 – WC (17) 1993 – 6 (5) 6 ineffective 1-5
Carlson 4 1993 – 7 (6) 1993 – 7 (6) 1 injured groin 1-0
Moon 8 1993 – 8 (7) 1993 – 17 (15) 9 broken rib 9-0
Carlson 5 1993 – 18 (16) 1993 – 18 (16) 1 * 1-0
Moon 9 1993 – D (17) 1993 – D (17) 1 salary cap casualty 0-1
Carlson 6 1994 – 1 (1) 1994 – 1 (1) 1 separated left shoulder 0-1
Bucky Richardson 1994 – 2 (2) 1994 – 3 (3) 2 * 0-2
Carlson 7 1994 – 4 (4) 1994 – 5 (5) 2 sprained knee; shoulder 1-1
Richardson 2 1994 – 7 (6) 1994 – 7 (6) 1 * 0-1
Carlson 8 1994 – 8 (7) 1994 – 8 (7) 1 sprained knee; shoulder 0-1
Billy Joe Tolliver 1994 – 9 (8) 1994 – 9 (8) 1 * 0-1
Carlson 9 1994 – 10 (9) 1994 – 10 (9) 1 sprained knee; shoulder 0-1
Tolliver 2 1994 – 11 (10) 1994 – 16 (15) 6 ineffective * 0-6
Richardson 3 1994 – 17 (16) 1994 – 17 (16) 1 Oilers signed Richardson as free agent;
released in training camp
1-0
Chris Chandler 1995 – 1 (1) 1995 – 2 (2) 2 bruised left shoulder 1-1
Will Furrer 1995 – 3 (3) 1995 – 3 (3) 1 * 0-1
Chandler 2 1995 – 4 (4) 1995 – 15 (14) 11 mononucleosis 4-7
Steve McNair 1995 – 16 (15) 1995 – 17 (16) 2 * 2-0
Chandler 3 1996 – 1 (1) 1996 – 9 (8) 8 injured groin 5-3
McNair 2 1996 – 10 (9) 1996 – 10 (9) 1 * 0-1
Chandler 4 1996 – 11 (10) 1996 – 13 (12) 3 sprained ankle 1-2
McNair 3 1996 – 14 (13) 1996 – 15 (14) 2 * 1-1
Chandler 5 1996 – 16 (15) 1996 – 16 (15) 1 ineffective 0-1
McNair 4 1996 – 17 (16) 1999 – 1 (1) 34 ruptured disc in back 18-16
Neil O’Donnell 1999 – 2 (2) 1999 – 6 (6) 5 * 4-1
McNair 5 1999 – 8 (7) 2000 – 2 (2) 16 bruised sternum 12-4
O’Donnell 2 2000 – 4 (3) 2000 – 4 (3) 1 * 1-0
McNair 6 2000 – 5 (4) 2001 – 1 (1) 15 injured right shoulder 11-4
O’Donnell 3 2001 – 2 (2) 2001 – 2 (2) 1 * 0-1
McNair 7 2001 – 4 (3) 2003 – 14 (13) 45 cracked bone spur in left ankle 28-17
Billy Volek 2003 – 15 (14) 2003 – 15 (14) 1 lacerated spleen 1-0
McNair 8 2003 – 16 (15) 2003 – 16 (15) 1 cracked bone spur in left ankle;
strained right calf
1-0
O’Donnell 4 2003 – 17 (16) 2003 – 17 (16) 1 * 1-0
McNair 9 2003 – WC (17) 2004 – 3 (3) 5 bruised sternum 2-3
Volek 2 2004 – 4 (4) 2004 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
McNair 10 2004 – 5 (5) 2004 – 7 (7) 3 bruised sternum 1-2
Volek 3 2004 – 8 (8) 2004 – 10 (9) 2 * 1-1
McNair 11 2004 – 11 (10) 2004 – 12 (11) 2 bruised sternum 1-1
Volek 4 2004 – 13 (12) 2004 – 17 (16) 5 * 1-4
McNair 12 2005 – 1 (1) 2005 – 6 (6) 6 stiff back;
sore ankle
2-4
Volek (5) 2005 – 7 (7) 2005 – 7 (7) 1 * 0-1
McNair 13 2005 – 8 (8) 2005 – 16 (15) 8 sore right pectoral 2-6
Matt Mauck 2005 – 17 (16) 2005 – 17 (16) 1 McNair traded to Ravens in June;
Collins signed in late August
0-1
Kerry Collins 2006 – 1 (1) 2006 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective;
Young drafted 2006 #3 overall
0-3
Vince Young 2006 – 4 (4) 2007 – 6 (5) 18 strained quadriceps 11-7
Collins 2 2007 – 7 (6) 2007 – 7 (6) 1 * 1-0
Young 2 2007 – 8 (7) 2008 – 1 (1) 12 sprained left knee;
mental instability
7-5
Collins 3 2008 – 2 (2) 2009 – 6 (6) 22 ineffective 12-10
Young 3 2009 – 8 (7) 2010 – 6 (6) 16 sprained left knee 12-4
Collins 4 2010 – 7 (7) 2010 – 7 (7) 1 * 1-0
Young 4 2010 – 8 (8) 2010 – 8 (8) 1 sprained left ankle 0-1
Collins 5 2010 – 10 (9) 2010 – 10 (9) 1 injured calf 0-1
Young 5 2010 – 11 (10) 2010 – 11 (10) 1 torn flexor tendon in right thumb 0-1
Rusty Smith 2010 – 12 (11) 2010 – 12 (11) 1 * 0-1
Collins 6 2010 – 13 (12) 2010 – 17 (16) 5 “retired” in July;
Titans signed Hasselbeck
1-4
Matt Hasselbeck 2011 – 1 (1) 2011 – 17 (16) 16 lost 2012 training camp battle 9-7
Jake Locker 2012 – 1 (1) 2012 – 4 (4) 4 injured left shoulder 1-3
Hasselbeck 2 2012 – 5 (5) 2012 – 9 (9) 5 * 2-3
Locker 2 2012 – 10 (10) 2013 – 4 (4) 11 injured right knee/right hip 6-5
Ryan Fitzpatrick 2013 – 5 (5) 2013 – 6 (6) 2 * 0-2
Locker 3 2013 – 7 (7) 2013 – 10 (9) 3 injured right foot 1-2
Fitzpatrick 2 2013 – 11 (10) 2013 – 17 (16) 7 * 3-4
Locker 4 2014 – 1 (1) 2014 – 3 (3) 3 injured right thumb 1-2
Charlie Whitehurst 2014 – 4 (4) 2014 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
Locker 5 2014 – 5 (5) 2014 – 5 (5) 1 injured right wrist 0-1
Whitehurst 2 2014 – 6 (6) 2014 – 7 (7) 2 ineffective 1-1
Zach Mettenberger 2014 – 8 (8) 2014 – 14 (13) 6 injured right shoulder 0-6
Locker 6 2014 – 15 (14) 2014 – 15 (14) 1 dislocated left shoulder 0-1
Whitehurst 3 2014 – 16 (15) 2014 – 17 (16) 2 Mariota drafted #2 overall 0-2
Marcus Mariota 2015 – 1 (1) 2015 – 6 (5) 5 sprained left MCL 1-4
Mettenberger 2 2015 – 7 (6) 2015 – 8 (7) 2 * 0-2
Mariota 2 2015 – 9 (8) 2015 – 15 (14) 7 sprained right MCL 2-5
Mettenberger 3 2015 – 16 (15) 2015 – 17 (16) 2 * 0-2
Mariota 3 2016 – 1 (1) 2016 – 16 (15) 15 broken right fibula 8-7
Matt Cassel 2016 – 17 (16) 2016 – 17 (16) 1 * 1-0
Mariota 4 2017 – 1 (1) 2017 – 4 (4) 4 strained left hamstring 2-2
Cassel 2 2017 – 5 (5) 2017 – 5 (5) 1 * 0-1
Mariota 5 2017 – 6 (6) 2017 – 10 (9) 4 4-0

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Dickey broke and dislocated both his left hip and leg in the 1972 preseason.
2 Pastorini shoved Houston Post reporter Dale Robertson through a locker-room door the Thursday before the 1979 AFC Championship Game.
3 Stabler “retired” in July 1981 but returned to the Oilers when Nielsen was injured during preseason.

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