Denver Broncos (1960-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Frank Tripucka 1960 – 1 (1) 1961 – 3 (3) 17 ineffective 5-11-1
George Herring 1961 – 4 (4) 1961 – 4 (4) 1 ineffective 0-1
Tripucka 2 1961 – 5 (5) 1961 – 11 (11) 7 ineffective 2-5
Herring 2 1961 – 12 (12) 1961 – 14 (14) 3 signed with CFL Calgary Stampeders 0-3
Tripucka 3 1962 – 1 (1) 1962 – 4 (4) 4 injured thumb 3-1
George Shaw 1962 – 5 (5) 1962 – 5 (5) 1 * 1-0
Tripucka 4 1962 – 6 (6) 1963 – 2 (2) 11 “retired”;
signed with CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders
3-8
Mickey Slaughter 1963 – 4 (3) 1963 – 4 (3) 1 ineffective 1-0
John McCormick 1963 – 5 (4) 1963 – 6 (5) 2 injured left knee 1-1
Slaughter 2 1963 – 7 (6) 1963 – 9 (8) 3 ineffective 0-2-1
Don Breaux 1963 – 10 (9) 1963 – 10 (9) 1 ineffective 0-1
Slaughter 3 1963 – 11 (10) 1963 – 11 (10) 1 ineffective 0-1
McCormick 2 1963 – 13 (11) 1963 – 13 (11) 1 injured left knee 0-1
Slaughter 4 1963 – 14 (12) 1963 – 15 (13) 2 dislocated shoulder 0-2
Breaux 2 1963 – 16 (14) 1963 – 16 (14) 1 Lee loaned by Oilers to Broncos for two years 0-1
Jacky Lee 1964 – 1 (1) 1964 – 7 (7) 7 ineffective (lost 40-7) 1-6
Slaughter 5 1964 – 8 (8) 1964 – 8 (8) 1 ineffective 1 0-1
Lee 2 1964 – 9 (9) 1964 – 11 (11) 3 ineffective 1-2
Slaughter 6 1964 – 12 (12) 1965 – 3 (3) 6 ineffective 1-4-1
McCormick 3 1965 – 4 (4) 1965 – 4 (4) 1 courtesy start? 2 1-0
Slaughter 7 1965 – 5 (5) 1965 – 5 (5) 1 ineffective 0-1
McCormick 4 1965 – 6 (6) 1965 – 7 (7) 2 ineffective 1-1
Slaughter 8 1965 – 8 (8) 1965 – 9 (9) 2 torn muscles in right shoulder 0-2
McCormick 5 1965 – 10 (10) 1965 – 11 (11) 2 * 1-1
Slaughter 9 1965 – 13 (12) 1965 – 13 (12) 1 separated left shoulder 0-1
Lee 3 1965 – 14 (13) 1965 – 14 (13) 1 loan deal with Oilers ending;
McCormick needed experience
* 0-1
McCormick 6 1965 – 15 (14) 1965 – 15 (14) 1 * 0-1
Slaughter 10 1966 – 1 (1) 1966 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective
(Broncos had 0 first downs in game)
0-1
McCormick 7 1966 – 3 (2) 1966 – 7 (6) 5 ineffective 1-4
Max Choboian 1966 – 8 (7) 1966 – 15 (13) 7 healthy scratch? 3 3-4
Scotty Glacken 1966 – 16 (14) 1966 – 16 (14) 1 Broncos traded with Chargers for Tensi 0-1
Steve Tensi 1967 – 1 (1) 1967 – 5 (5) 5 injured leg 1-4
Jim M. LeClair 1967 – 6 (6) 1967 – 6 (6) 1 * 0-1
Tensi 2 1967 – 8 (7) 1967 – 10 (9) 3 bruised shoulder 0-3
LeClair 2 1967 – 11 (10) 1967 – 11 (10) 1 * 0-1
Tensi 3 1967 – 12 (11) 1967 – 16 (14) 4 broken collarbone in 1968 preseason 2-2
McCormick 8 1968 – 2 (1) 1968 – 2 (1) 1 ineffective; released two days later 0-1
LeClair 3 1968 – 3 (2) 1968 – 4 (3) 2 ineffective 0-2
Marlin Briscoe 1968 – 5 (4) 1968 – 5 (4) 1 * 1-0
Tensi 4 1968 – 6 (5) 1968 – 11 (10) 6 broken collarbone 3-3
Briscoe 2 1968 – 12 (11) 1968 – 15 (14) 4 held out during 1969 training camp 1-3
Tensi 5 1969 – 1 (1) 1969 – 2 (2) 2 bruised knee 2-0
Pete Liske 1969 – 3 (3) 1969 – 3 (3) 1 * 0-1
Tensi 6 1969 – 4 (4) 1969 – 13 (13) 10 ineffective 2-7-1
Liske 2 1969 – 14 (14) 1970 – 7 (7) 8 5-3
Tensi 8 1970 – 8 (8) 1970 – 9 (9) 2 irritated right shoulder 0-2
Liske 4 1970 – 10 (10) 1970 – 11 (11) 2 ineffective 1-1
Chuck Pastrana 1970 – 12 (12) 1970 – 14 (14) 3 waived in 1971 preseason 0-2-1
Don Horn 1971 – 1 (1) 1971 – 9 (9) 9 separated right shoulder 2-6-1
Steve Ramsey 1971 – 10 (10) 1972 – 5 (5) 10 ineffective 3-7
Charley Johnson 1972 – 6 (6) 1974 – 4 (4) 27 injured 12-12-3
Ramsey 2 1974 – 5 (5) 1974 – 5 (5) 1 * 1-0
Johnson 2 1974 – 6 (6) 1974 – 13 (13) 8 meaningless game 5-3
Ramsey 3 1974 – 14 (14) 1974 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Johnson 3 1975 – 1 (1) 1975 – 6 (6) 6 sore back 3-3
Ramsey 4 1975 – 7 (7) 1975 – 11 (11) 5 ineffective 2-3
John Hufnagel 1975 – 12 (12) 1975 – 12 (12) 1 ineffective 0-1
Ramsey 5 1975 – 13 (13) 1976 – 12 (12) 14 ineffective (3 of 12, 2 interceptions) 8-6
Craig Penrose 1976 – 13 (13) 1976 – 14 (14) 2 Broncos traded Ramsey to Giants for Morton 2-0
Craig Morton 1977 – 1 (1) 1978 – 4 (4) 21 injured neck 17-4
Norris Weese 1978 – 5 (5) 1978 – 5 (5) 1 * 1-0
Morton 2 1978 – 6 (6) 1978 – 6 (6) 1 ineffective 4 0-1
Penrose 2 1978 – 7 (7) 1978 – 7 (7) 1 * 1-0
Morton 3 1978 – 8 (8) 1978 – 9 (9) 2 injured groin 1-1
Penrose 3 1978 – 10 (10) 1978 – 10 (10) 1 * 0-1
Morton 4 1978 – 11 (11) 1978 – D (17) 7 lost 1979 training camp battle 4-3
Weese 2 1979 – 1 (1) 1979 – 6 (6) 6 hyperextended left knee 4-2
Morton 5 1979 – 7 (7) 1979 – WC (17) 11 Broncos traded with Jets for Robinson 6-5
Matt Robinson 1980 – 1 (1) 1980 – 6 (6) 6 ineffective 3-3
Morton 6 1980 – 7 (7) 1980 – 15 (15) 9 slight muscle pull in forearm;
meaningless game
4-5
Robinson 2 1980 – 16 (16) 1980 – 16 (16) 1 * 1-0
Morton 7 1981 – 1 (1) 1981 – 11 (11) 11 sprained right shoulder 8-3
Steve DeBerg 1981 – 12 (12) 1981 – 12 (12) 1 * 0-1
Morton 8 1981 – 13 (13) 1982 – 11 (3) 7 ineffective 3-4
DeBerg 2 1982 – 12 (4) 1982 – 16 (8) 5 ineffective;
meaningless game
1-4
Mark Herrmann 1982 – 17 (9) 1982 – 17 (9) 1 traded to Colts as part of package for Elway
(1983 #1 overall)
0-1
John Elway 1983 – 1 (1) 1983 – 5 (5) 5 ineffective 2-3
DeBerg 3 1983 – 6 (6) 1983 – 10 (10) 5 separated left shoulder 4-1
Elway 2 1983 – 11 (11) 1983 – 11 (11) 1 flu 0-1
Gary Kubiak 1983 – 12 (12) 1983 – 12 (12) 1 * 1-0
Elway 3 1983 – 13 (13) 1983 – 16 (16) 4 * 2-2
DeBerg 4 1983 – WC (17) 1983 – WC (17) 1 traded to Buccaneers 0-1
Elway 4 1984 – 1 (1) 1984 – 1 (1) 1 separated left shoulder 1-0
Kubiak 2 1984 – 2 (2) 1984 – 2 (2) 1 concussion 0-1
Elway 5 1984 – 3 (3) 1984 – 8 (8) 6 bruised right shoulder 6-0
Kubiak 3 1984 – 9 (9) 1984 – 9 (9) 1 * 1-0
Elway 6 1984 – 10 (10) 1987 – 2 (2) 45 strike 30-14-1
Ken Karcher 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 6 (5) 3 strike ended 2-1
Elway 7 1987 – 7 (6) 1988 – 7 (7) 20 sprained right knee/ankle 13-7
Kubiak 4 1988 – 8 (8) 1988 – 8 (8) 1 * 0-1
Elway 8 1988 – 9 (9) 1989 – 10 (10) 18 stomach virus 12-6
Kubiak 5 1989 – 11 (11) 1989 – 11 (11) 1 * 1-0
Elway 9 1989 – 12 (12) 1992 – 11 (10) 52 bruised right shoulder 29-23
Tommy Maddox 1992 – 12 (11) 1992 – 15 (14) 4 5* 0-4
Elway 10 1992 – 16 (15) 1994 – 14 (13) 32 strained muscle behind left knee 17-15
Hugh Millen 1994 – 15 (14) 1994 – 15 (14) 1 * 0-1
Elway 11 1994 – 16 (15) 1994 – 16 (15) 1 strained muscle behind left knee 0-1
Millen 2 1994 – 17 (16) 1994 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Elway 12 1995 – 1 (1) 1996 – 14 (13) 29 strained hamstring 20-9
Bill Musgrave 1996 – 15 (14) 1996 – 15 (14) 1 * 0-1
Elway 13 1996 – 16 (15) 1998 – 3 (3) 26 pulled hamstring 20-6
Bubby Brister 1998 – 4 (4) 1998 – 5 (5) 2 * 2-0
Elway 14 1998 – 6 (6) 1998 – 9 (8) 3 pulled rib muscles 3-0
Brister 2 1998 – 10 (9) 1998 – 11 (10) 2 * 2-0
Elway 15 1998 – 12 (11) 1998 – SB (19) 9 retired 7-2
Brian Griese 1999 – 1 (1) 1999 – 8 (8) 8 sore right shoulder 2-6
Chris Miller 1999 – 9 (9) 1999 – 11 (11) 3 * 2-1
Griese 2 1999 – 13 (12) 2000 – 3 (3) 8 torn cartilage in right shoulder 4-4
Gus Frerotte 2000 – 4 (4) 2000 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
Griese 3 2000 – 5 (5) 2000 – 11 (10) 6 separated right shoulder 4-2
Frerotte 2 2000 – 12 (11) 2000 – 16 (15) 5 * 4-1
Griese 4 2000 – 17 (16) 2000 – 17 (16) 1 injured right shoulder 1-0
Frerotte 3 2000 – WC (17) 2000 – WC (17) 1 * 0-1
Griese 5 2001 – 1 (1) 2001 – 13 (13) 13 concussion 7-6
Frerotte 4 2001 – 14 (14) 2001 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Griese 6 2001 – 16 (15) 2002 – 11 (10) 12 sprained left knee 8-4
Steve Beuerlein 2002 – 12 (11) 2002 – 13 (12) 2 * 0-2
Griese 7 2002 – 14 (13) 2002 – 16 (15) 3 sprained left knee 1-2
Beuerlein 2 2002 – 17 (16) 2002 – 17 (16) 1 Broncos signed Plummer as free agent 1-0
Jake Plummer 2003 – 1 (1) 2003 – 5 (5) 5 broken left foot 4-1
Beuerlein 3 2003 – 6 (6) 2003 – 7 (7) 2 broken pinkie on right hand 1-1
Danny Kanell 2003 – 8 (8) 2003 – 9 (9) 2 * 0-2
Plummer 2 2003 – 11 (10) 2003 – 16 (15) 6 largely meaningless game
(Broncos had already clinched wild card)
5-1
Jarious Jackson 2003 – 17 (16) 2003 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Plummer 3 2003 – WC (17) 2006 – 12 (11) 47 ineffective;
Cutler 2006 #11 overall
31-16
Jay Cutler 2006 – 13 (12) 2008 – 17 (16) 37 traded to Bears for Orton 17-20
Kyle Orton 2009 – 1 (1) 2009 – 10 (9) 9 injured left ankle 6-3
Chris Simms 2009 – 11 (10) 2009 – 11 (10) 1 * 0-1
Orton 2 2009 – 12 (11) 2010 – 14 (13) 19 bruised ribs 5-14
Tim Tebow 2010 – 15 (14) 2010 – 17 (16) 3 lost 2011 training camp battle 1-2
Orton 3 2011 – 1 (1) 2011 – 5 (5) 5 ineffective 1-4
Tebow 2 2011 – 7 (6) 2011 – D (18) 13 Broncos signed Manning as free agent;
Tebow traded to Jets
8-5
Peyton Manning 2012 – 1 (1) 2015 – 10 (9) 62 partially torn plantar fascia in left foot 47-15
Brock Osweiler 2015 – 11 (10) 2015 – 17 (16) 7 ineffective 6 5-2
Manning 2 2015 – D (17) 2015 – SB (19) 3 retired 3-0
Trevor Siemian 2016 – 1 (1) 2016 – 4 (4) 4 separated left shoulder 4-0
Paxton Lynch 2016 – 5 (5) 2016 – 5 (5) 1 * 0-1
Siemian 2 2016 – 6 (6) 2016 – 12 (11) 6 sprained left foot 3-3
Lynch 2 2016 – 13 (12) 2016 – 13 (12) 1 * 1-0
Siemian 3 2016 – 14 (13) 2017 – 8 (7) 11 ineffective 4-7
Osweiler 2 2017 – 9 (8) 2017 – 10 (9) 2 0-2

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Lee entered the game down 42-10 with 9:35 left in the 3rd quarter; the Broncos fumbled on the goal line on what would have been the go-ahead touchdown with 3:33 left in the game.
2 Slaughter got married the day before the Week 5 home game against the Chiefs and his parents had come in from Louisiana for the wedding.
3 Ray Malavasi, in his last game as interim coach, claimed he started Glacken because he could throw deep passes. Glacken completed just one pass in three drives and was benched for McCormick with the Broncos trailing the Bills 17-0. The Bills’ win clinched the AFL Eastern Division, knocking the Patriots out of playoff contention.
4 Weese dislocated his right kneecap in the same game.
5 Maddox alternated with Shawn Moore for nearly every play in both the Week 15 and 16 games.
6 Manning made the first and only relief appearance of his 18-year career in a comeback win against the Chargers in Week 17.

Dallas Texans (1960-1962) / Kansas City Chiefs (1963-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Cotton Davidson 1960 – 1 (1) 1960 – 12 (11) 11 injured 5-6
Hunter Enis 1960 – 13 (12) 1960 – 13 (12) 1 * 1-0
Davidson 2 1960 – 14 (13) 1961 – 1 (1) 3 ineffective 2-1
Randy Duncan 1961 – 3 (2) 1961 – 3 (2) 1 1-0
Davidson 3 1961 – 4 (3) 1961 – 7 (6) 4 ineffective 2-2
Duncan 2 1961 – 8 (7) 1961 – 8 (7) 1 ineffective 0-1
Davidson 4 1961 – 9 (8) 1961 – 15 (14) 7 Texans signed Dawson as free agent;
Davidson traded to Raiders week after 1962 season started
3-4
Len Dawson 1962 – 1 (1) 1963 – 10 (9) 24 ineffective;
“shake up team”
14-9-1
Eddie Wilson 1963 – 11 (10) 1963 – 11 (10) 1 * 0-0-1
Dawson 2 1963 – 13 (11) 1965 – 4 (4) 22 bruised right calf 12-9-1
Pete Beathard 1965 – 5 (5) 1965 – 5 (5) 1 * 1-0
Dawson 3 1965 – 6 (6) 1965 – 6 (6) 1 ineffective 0-1
Beathard 2 1965 – 7 (7) 1965 – 7 (7) 1 ineffective; Dawson led two late TD drives 0-1
Dawson 4 1965 – 8 (8) 1968 – 9 (9) 46 bruised thigh 32-12-2
Jacky Lee 1968 – 10 (10) 1968 – 10 (10) 1 * 1-0
Dawson 5 1968 – 11 (11) 1969 – 2 (2) 7 torn left MCL 6-1
Lee 2 1969 – 3 (3) 1969 – 3 (3) 1 broken ankle 0-1
Mike Livingston 1969 – 4 (4) 1969 – 8 (8) 5 * 5-0
Dawson 6 1969 – 9 (9) 1969 – 12 (12) 4 bruised left knee 3-1
Livingston 2 1969 – 13 (13) 1969 – 13 (13) 1 * 1-0
Dawson 7 1969 – 14 (14) 1970 – 3 (3) 7 injured right knee 4-3
Livingston 3 1970 – 4 (4) 1970 – 5 (5) 2 * 2-0
Dawson 8 1970 – 6 (6) 1971 – 13 (13) 22 meaningless game
(Chiefs had already clinched division)
13-6-3
Livingston 4 1971 – 14 (14) 1971 – 14 (14) 1 * 1-0
Dawson 9 1971 – D (15) 1972 – 3 (3) 4 bruised ribs 2-2
Livingston 5 1972 – 4 (4) 1972 – 5 (5) 2 * 1-1
Dawson 10 1972 – 6 (6) 1972 – 14 (14) 9 sore thumb 5-4
Livingston 6 1973 – 1 (1) 1973 – 1 (1) 1 * 0-1
Dawson 11 1973 – 2 (2) 1973 – 7 (7) 6 injured shoulder/heel 3-2-1
Livingston 7 1973 – 8 (8) 1973 – 14 (14) 7 * 4-2-1
Dawson 12 1974 – 1 (1) 1974 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective 1-1
Livingston 8 1974 – 3 (3) 1974 – 8 (8) 6 ineffective 2-4
Dawson 13 1974 – 9 (9) 1974 – 14 (14) 6 lost 1975 training camp battle 2-4
Livingston 9 1975 – 1 (1) 1975 – 1 (1) 1 injured breast bone 0-1
Dawson 14 1975 – 2 (2) 1975 – 3 (3) 2 * 0-2
Livingston 10 1975 – 4 (4) 1975 – 9 (9) 6 torn knee ligament 4-2
Dawson 15 1975 – 10 (10) 1975 – 12 (12) 3 broken right thumb 1-2
Tony Adams 1975 – 13 (13) 1975 – 14 (14) 2 Dawson retired after 1975 season * 0-2
Livingston 11 1976 – 1 (1) 1977 – 5 (5) 19 ineffective 5-14
Adams 2 1977 – 6 (6) 1977 – 7 (7) 2 ineffective 1-1
Livingston 12 1977 – 8 (8) 1977 – 13 (13) 6 ineffective 1-5
Adams 3 1977 – 14 (14) 1977 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Livingston 13 1978 – 1 (1) 1978 – 5 (5) 5 ineffective 1-4
Adams 4 1978 – 6 (6) 1978 – 7 (7) 2 ineffective 0-2
Livingston 14 1978 – 8 (8) 1979 – 2 (2) 11 ineffective 4-7
Steve Fuller 1979 – 3 (3) 1979 – 7 (7) 5 ineffective 3-2
Livingston 15 1979 – 8 (8) 1979 – 9 (9) 2 ineffective 0-2
Fuller 2 1979 – 10 (10) 1980 – 13 (13) 20 torn cartilage in right knee 9-11
Bill Kenney 1980 – 14 (14) 1981 – 13 (13) 16 ineffective 1 10-6
Fuller 3 1981 – 14 (14) 1981 – 16 (16) 3 lost 1982 training camp battle 1-2
Kenney 2 1982 – 1 (1) 1982 – 11 (3) 3 ineffective 1-2
Fuller 4 1982 – 12 (4) 1982 – 14 (6) 3 ineffective 0-3
Kenney 3 1982 – 15 (7) 1983 – 16 (16) 19 broken right thumb in 1984 preseason 8-11
Todd Blackledge 1984 – 1 (1) 1984 – 7 (7) 7 * 4-3
Kenney 4 1984 – 8 (8) 1984 – 10 (10) 3 concussion; injured shoulder/back/ankle 1-2
Blackledge 2 1984 – 11 (11) 1984 – 11 (11) 1 * 0-1
Kenney 5 1984 – 12 (12) 1985 – 6 (6) 11 injured shoulder/back/ankle 6-5
Blackledge 3 1985 – 7 (7) 1985 – 7 (7) 1 * 0-1
Kenney 6 1985 – 8 (8) 1985 – 11 (11) 4 injured shoulder/back/ankle 0-4
Blackledge 4 1985 – 12 (12) 1986 – 7 (7) 12 ineffective 7-5
Kenney 7 1986 – 8 (8) 1986 – 13 (13) 6 bruised right hand 3-3
Blackledge 5 1986 – 14 (14) 1986 – 14 (14) 1 * 1-0
Kenney 8 1986 – 15 (15) 1986 – 16 (16) 2 strained right index finger/bruised right thumb 2-0
Blackledge 6 1986 – WC (17) 1987 – 2 (2) 3 strike 1-2
Matt Stevens 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 5 (4) 2 injured shoulder 0-2
Doug Hudson 1987 – 6 (5) 1987 – 6 (5) 1 strike ended 0-1
Kenney 9 1987 – 7 (6) 1987 – 9 (8) 3 ineffective 0-3
Frank Seurer 1987 – 10 (9) 1987 – 11 (10) 2 ineffective 0-2
Kenney 10 1987 – 12 (11) 1988 – 2 (2) 7 ineffective 3-4
Steve DeBerg 1988 – 3 (3) 1988 – 7 (7) 5 ineffective 1-3-1
Kenney 11 1988 – 8 (8) 1988 – 10 (10) 3 ineffective 0-3
DeBerg 2 1988 – 11 (11) 1989 – 3 (3) 9 ineffective 4-5
Ron Jaworski 1989 – 4 (4) 1989 – 6 (6) 3 sprained right knee 1-2
DeBerg 3 1989 – 7 (7) 1989 – 8 (8) 2 ineffective 1-1
Steve Pelluer 1989 – 9 (9) 1989 – 11 (11) 3 sprained right knee 1-1-1
DeBerg 4 1989 – 12 (12) 1991 – 15 (14) 36 ineffective 24-12
Mark Vlasic 1991 – 16 (15) 1991 – 16 (15) 1 sprained left knee 0-1
DeBerg 5 1991 – 17 (16) 1991 – D (18) 3 Chiefs signed Krieg as Plan B free agent 2-1
Dave Krieg 1992 – 1 (1) 1992 – WC (17) 17 Chiefs traded with 49ers for Montana 10-7
Joe Montana 1993 – 1 (1) 1993 – 1 (1) 1 injured right wrist 1-0
Krieg 2 1993 – 2 (2) 1993 – 2 (2) 1 * 0-1
Montana 2 1993 – 3 (3) 1993 – 5 (4) 2 injured left hamstring 2-0
Krieg 3 1993 – 6 (5) 1993 – 6 (5) 1 * 1-0
Montana 3 1993 – 7 (6) 1993 – 9 (7) 2 injured left hamstring 1-1
Krieg 4 1993 – 10 (8) 1993 – 12 (10) 3 * 2-1
Montana 4 1993 – 13 (11) 1994 – 13 (12) 21 sprained foot 13-8
Steve Bono 1994 – 14 (13) 1994 – 15 (14) 2 * 0-2
Montana 5 1994 – 16 (15) 1994 – WC (17) 3 retired 2-1
Bono 2 1995 – 1 (1) 1996 – 13 (12) 29 ineffective 21-8
Rich Gannon 1996 – 14 (13) 1996 – 16 (15) 3 pulled hamstring 1-2
Bono 3 1996 – 17 (16) 1996 – 17 (16) 1 Chiefs signed Grbac as free agent;
Bono released
0-1
Elvis Grbac 1997 – 1 (1) 1997 – 10 (9) 9 broken left collarbone 7-2
Gannon 2 1997 – 11 (10) 1997 – 16 (15) 6 * 5-1
Grbac 2 1997 – 17 (16) 1998 – 1 (1) 3 separated right shoulder 2-1
Gannon 3 1998 – 2 (2) 1998 – 5 (5) 4 * 3-1
Grbac 3 1998 – 6 (6) 1998 – 10 (9) 4 ineffective 0-4
Gannon 4 1998 – 11 (10) 1998 – 16 (15) 6 concussion 2-4
Grbac 4 1998 – 17 (16) 2000 – 12 (11) 28 sore right index finger 15-13
Warren Moon 2000 – 13 (12) 2000 – 13 (12) 1 * 0-1
Grbac 5 2000 – 14 (13) 2000 – 17 (16) 4 signed with Ravens as free agent;
Chiefs traded with Rams for Green
2-2
Trent Green 2001 – 1 (1) 2006 – 1 (1) 82 concussion 44-38
Damon Huard 2006 – 2 (2) 2006 – 10 (9) 8 * 5-3
Green 2 2006 – 11 (10) 2006 – WC (17) 8 traded to Dolphins 4-4
Huard 2 2007 – 1 (1) 2007 – 10 (9) 9 ineffective 4-5
Brodie Croyle 2007 – 11 (10) 2007 – 12 (11) 2 deep bruise in lower back 0-2
Huard 3 2007 – 13 (12) 2007 – 13 (12) 1 * 0-1
Croyle 2 2007 – 14 (13) 2008 – 1 (1) 5 separated right shoulder 0-5
Huard 4 2008 – 2 (2) 2008 – 2 (2) 1 ineffective 0-1
Tyler Thigpen 2008 – 3 (3) 2008 – 3 (3) 1 ineffective 0-1
Huard 5 2008 – 4 (4) 2008 – 5 (5) 2 * 1-1
Croyle 3 2008 – 7 (6) 2008 – 7 (6) 1 injured right knee 0-1
Thigpen 2 2008 – 8 (7) 2008 – 17 (16) 10 Chiefs traded with Patriots for Cassel;
Cassel sprained left knee in 2009 preseason
1-9
Croyle 4 2009 – 1 (1) 2009 – 1 (1) 1 * 0-1
Matt Cassel 2009 – 2 (2) 2010 – 13 (12) 27 emergency appendectomy 12-15
Croyle 5 2010 – 14 (13) 2010 – 14 (13) 1 * 0-1
Cassel 2 2010 – 15 (14) 2011 – 10 (9) 13 broken right hand 6-7
Tyler Palko 2011 – 11 (10) 2011 – 14 (13) 4 ineffective 1-3
Kyle Orton 2011 – 15 (14) 2011 – 17 (16) 3 * 2-1
Cassel 3 2012 – 1 (1) 2012 – 5 (5) 5 concussion 1-4
Brady Quinn 2012 – 6 (6) 2012 – 8 (7) 2 concussion 0-2
Cassel 4 2012 – 9 (8) 2012 – 11 (10) 3 ineffective 0-3
Quinn 2 2012 – 12 (11) 2012 – 17 (16) 6 Chiefs traded with 49ers for Smith;
Quinn signed with Seahawks as free agent
1-5
Alex Smith 2013 – 1 (1) 2013 – 16 (15) 15 meaningless game (Chiefs had already clinched wild card) 11-4
Chase Daniel 2013 – 17 (16) 2013 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Smith 2 2013 – WC (17) 2014 – 16 (15) 16 lacerated spleen 8-8
Daniel 2 2014 – 17 (16) 2014 – 17 (16) 1 * 1-0
Smith 3 2015 – 1 (1) 2016 – 8 (7) 25 concussion, lacerated ear 17-8
Nick Foles 2016 – 9 (8) 2016 – 9 (8) 1 * 1-0
Smith 4 2016 – 10 (9) 2017 – 9 (9) 18 12-6

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Fuller sprained his right knee during the 1981 preseason.

Oakland Raiders (1960-1981, 1995-2017) / Los Angeles Raiders (1982-1994)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Tom Flores 1960 – 1 (1) 1960 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective 0-2
Babe Parilli 1960 – 3 (3) 1960 – 4 (4) 2 1-1
Flores 2 1960 – 5 (5) 1961 – 15 (14) 24 chronic lung infection;
AFL Raiders purchased Heinrich from NFL Cowboys
7-17
Don Heinrich 1962 – 1 (1) 1962 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective;
Raiders traded with Texans for Davidson
0-1
Cotton Davidson 1962 – 3 (2) 1962 – 12 (11) 10 0-10
Hunter Enis 1962 – 13 (12) 1962 – 13 (12) 1 * 0-1
Davidson 2 1962 – 14 (13) 1963 – 5 (5) 7 3-4
Flores 3 1963 – 6 (6) 1964 – 5 (5) 14 ineffective 8-6
Davidson 3 1964 – 6 (6) 1964 – 11 (11) 6 sprained knee  * 3-2-1
Flores 4 1964 – 12 (12) 1964 – 12 (12) 1 0-0-1
Davidson 4 1964 – 13 (13) 1964 – 13 (13) 1 cracked ribs;
tore shoulder ligament in 1965 preseason
1-0
Flores 5 1964 – 15 (14) 1965 – 7 (7) 8 ineffective/concussion 5-2-1
Dick Wood 1965 – 8 (8) 1965 – 10 (10) 3 1-2
Flores 6 1965 – 11 (11) 1965 – 15 (14) 4 lost 1966 training camp battle 3-1
Davidson 5 1966 – 1 (1) 1966 – 4 (4) 4 ineffective 1-3
Flores 7 1966 – 6 (5) 1966 – 15 (14) 10 traded to Bills for Lamonica 7-2-1
Daryle Lamonica 1967 – 2 (1) 1968 – 9 (8) 24 muscle spasms in back 20-4
George Blanda 1968 – 10 (9) 1968 – 10 (9) 1 * 1-0
Lamonica 2 1968 – 11 (10) 1971 – 4 (4) 43 pulled hamstring 31-9-3
Ken Stabler 1971 – 5 (5) 1971 – 5 (5) 1 * 1-0
Lamonica 3 1971 – 6 (6) 1971 – 14 (14) 9 lost 1972 training camp battle 4-3-2
Stabler 2 1972 – 1 (1) 1972 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Lamonica 4 1972 – 2 (2) 1973 – 3 (3) 17 ineffective (no offensive touchdowns in three games) 11-5-1
Stabler 3 1973 – 4 (4) 1974 – 12 (12) 25 meaningless game/rest (Raiders had clinched division) 19-5-1
Larry Lawrence 1974 – 13 (13) 1974 – 13 (13) 1 twisted right knee * 1-0
Stabler 4 1974 – 14 (14) 1975 – 2 (2) 5 injured 4-1
Lawrence 2 1975 – 3 (3) 1975 – 3 (3) 1 * 1-0
Stabler 5 1975 – 4 (4) 1976 – 2 (2) 15 strained knee 11-4
Mike Rae 1976 – 3 (3) 1976 – 3 (3) 1 * 1-0
Stabler 6 1976 – 4 (4) 1976 – 13 (13) 10 meaningless game (Raiders had clinched division) 9-1
Rae 2 1976 – 14 (14) 1976 – 14 (14) 1 * 1-0
Stabler 7 1976 – D (15) 1977 – 13 (13) 16 meaningless game (Raiders had clinched wild card) 13-3
Rae 3 1977 – 14 (14) 1977 – 14 (14) 1 * 1-0
Stabler 8 1977 – D (15) 1979 – 16 (16) 34 Stabler traded to Oilers for Pastorini 19-15
Dan Pastorini 1980 – 1 (1) 1980 – 5 (5) 5 broken left leg 2-3
Jim Plunkett 1980 – 6 (6) 1981 – 6 (6) 21 ineffective (three straight shutouts) 15-6
Marc Wilson 1981 – 7 (7) 1981 – 15 (15) 9 sprained right thumb 5-4
Plunkett 2 1981 – 16 (16) 1983 – 7 (7) 19 ineffective 14-5
M. Wilson 2 1983 – 8 (8) 1983 – 10 (10) 3 broken left shoulder 2-1
Plunkett 3 1983 – 11 (11) 1984 – 6 (6) 15 injured abdominals/hip 13-2
M. Wilson 3 1984 – 7 (7) 1984 – 16 (16) 10 * 6-4
Plunkett 4 1984 – WC (17) 1985 – 3 (3) 4 dislocated left shoulder 1-3
M. Wilson 4 1985 – 4 (4) 1986 – 2 (2) 16 separated right shoulder 11-5
Plunkett 5 1986 – 3 (3) 1986 – 3 (3) 1 * 0-1
M. Wilson 5 1986 – 4 (4) 1986 – 5 (5) 2 sore right thumb 2-0
Plunkett 6 1986 – 6 (6) 1986 – 6 (6) 1 * 1-0
M. Wilson 6 1986 – 7 (7) 1986 – 10 (10) 4 ineffective 3-1
Plunkett 7 1986 – 11 (11) 1986 – 16 (16) 6 torn right rotator cuff 2-4
Rusty Hilger 1987 – 1 (1) 1987 – 2 (2) 2 strike 2-0
Vince Evans 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 6 (5) 3 * 1-2
Hilger 2 1987 – 7 (6) 1987 – 9 (8) 3 ineffective 0-3
M. Wilson 7 1987 – 10 (9) 1987 – 16 (15) 7 signed with Packers as free agent 2-5
Steve Beuerlein 1988 – 1 (1) 1988 – 3 (3) 3 Raiders traded for Schroeder after Week 1 1-2
Jay Schroeder 1988 – 4 (4) 1988 – 8 (8) 5 ineffective;
unfamiliar with playbook
1 2-3
Beuerlein 2 1988 – 9 (9) 1988 – 13 (13) 5 ineffective (4 of 19 Week 13);
strained left shoulder
3-2
Schroeder 2 1988 – 14 (14) 1989 – 7 (7) 10 ineffective 4-6
Beuerlein 3 1989 – 8 (8) 1989 – 8 (8) 1 torn ligament in right knee 1-0
Schroeder 3 1989 – 9 (9) 1989 – 10 (10) 2 * 1-1
Beuerlein 4 1989 – 11 (11) 1989 – 16 (16) 6 held out to start 1990;
signed six days before season
3-3
Schroeder 4 1990 – 1 (1) 1991 – 16 (15) 33 sprained ankles 22-11
Todd Marinovich 1991 – 17 (16) 1991 – WC (17) 2 * 0-2
Schroeder 5 1992 – 1 (1) 1992 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective; Marinovich 1991 1st rounder 0-2
Marinovich 2 1992 – 3 (3) 1992 – 10 (9) 7 ineffective 3-4
Schroeder 6 1992 – 11 (10) 1992 – 17 (16) 7 Raiders signed Hostetler as free agent;
Schroeder signed with Bengals as free agent
4-3
Jeff Hostetler 1993 – 1 (1) 1993 – 3 (3) 3 fractured cartilage in throat 2-1
Evans 2 1993 – 5 (4) 1993 – 5 (4) 1 * 0-1
Hostetler 2 1993 – 6 (5) 1995 – 7 (7) 37 broken bone in left hand 23-14
Evans 3 1995 – 8 (8) 1995 – 8 (8) 1 * 1-0
Hostetler 3 1995 – 10 (9) 1995 – 12 (11) 3 bruised left shoulder 2-1
Evans 4 1995 – 13 (12) 1995 – 14 (13) 2 ineffective 0-2
Billy Joe Hobert 1995 – 15 (14) 1995 – 15 (14) 1 * 0-1
Hostetler 4 1995 – 16 (15) 1995 – 16 (15) 1 injured left shoulder;
injured right knee in 1996 preseason
0-1
Hobert 2 1995 – 17 (16) 1996 – 2 (2) 3 * 0-3
Hostetler 5 1996 – 3 (3) 1996 – 16 (15) 13 concussion; 7-6
Hobert 3 1996 – 17 (16) 1996 – 17 (16) 1 Raiders signed George as free agent;
Hobert traded to Bills
0-1
Jeff George 1997 – 1 (1) 1998 – 5 (5) 21 torn left groin 7-14
Donald Hollas 1998 – 6 (6) 1998 – 9 (8) 3 * 3-0
George 2 1998 – 10 (9) 1998 – 10 (9) 1 torn left groin 0-1
Hollas 2 1998 – 11 (10) 1998 – 12 (11) 2 * 1-1
George 3 1998 – 13 (12) 1998 – 13 (12) 1 torn left groin 0-1
Hollas 3 1998 – 14 (13) 1998 – 14 (13) 1 ineffective 0-1
Wade Wilson 1998 – 15 (14) 1998 – 17 (16) 3 Raiders signed Gannon as free agent 1-2
Rich Gannon 1999 – 1 (1) 2003 – 7 (7) 78 torn right labrum 47-31
Marques Tuiasosopo 2003 – 9 (8) 2003 – 9 (8) 1 torn left MCL 0-1
Rick Mirer 2003 – 10 (9) 2003 – 17 (16) 8 * 2-6
Gannon 2 2004 – 1 (1) 2004 – 3 (3) 3 broken vertebra in neck 2-1
Kerry Collins 2004 – 4 (4) 2005 – 13 (12) 25 ineffective 7-18
Tuiasosopo 2 2005 – 14 (13) 2005 – 14 (13) 1 ineffective 0-1
Collins 2 2005 – 15 (14) 2005 – 17 (16) 3 released;
Raiders signed Brooks as free agent
0-3
Aaron Brooks 2006 – 1 (1) 2006 – 1 (1) 1 strained pectoral muscle 0-1
Andrew Walter 2006 – 2 (2) 2006 – 10 (9) 8 * 2-6
Brooks 2 2006 – 11 (10) 2006 – 15 (14) 5 sore neck 0-5
Walter 2 2006 – 16 (15) 2006 – 16 (15) 1 * 0-1
Brooks 3 2006 – 17 (16) 2006 – 17 (16) 1 option declined;
McCown won 2007 training camp battle
0-1
Josh McCown 2007 – 1 (1) 2007 – 3 (3) 3 broken toe on left foot 1-2
Daunte Culpepper 2007 – 4 (4) 2007 – 8 (7) 4 ineffective 1-3
McCown 2 2007 – 9 (8) 2007 – 10 (9) 2 bruised thigh;
ineffective
0-2
Culpepper 2 2007 – 11 (10) 2007 – 12 (11) 2 sore quadriceps 1-1
McCown 3 2007 – 13 (12) 2007 – 16 (15) 4 ineffective;
Russell drafted #1 overall
1-3
JaMarcus Russell 2007 – 17 (16) 2008 – 9 (8) 9 tendinitis in right knee 2-7
Walter 3 2008 – 10 (9) 2008 – 10 (9) 1 * 0-1
Russell 2 2008 – 11 (10) 2009 – 10 (9) 16 ineffective 5-11
Bruce Gradkowski 2009 – 11 (10) 2009 – 14 (13) 4 torn MCLs in both knees 2-2
Charlie Frye 2009 – 15 (14) 2009 – 17 (16) 3 Raiders traded with Redskins for Campbell 1-2
Jason Campbell 2010 – 1 (1) 2010 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective 1-1
Gradkowski 2 2010 – 3 (3) 2010 – 5 (5) 3 separated right shoulder 1-2
Campbell 2 2010 – 6 (6) 2010 – 11 (10) 5 ineffective 3-2
Gradkowski 3 2010 – 12 (11) 2010 – 12 (11) 1 separated right shoulder 0-1
Campbell 3 2010 – 13 (12) 2011 – 6 (6) 11 broken collarbone 7-4
Kyle Boller 2011 – 7 (7) 2011 – 7 (7) 1 Raiders traded with Bengals for Palmer before Week 7 0-1
Carson Palmer 2011 – 9 (8) 2012 – 16 (15) 24 traded to Cardinals 8-16
Terrelle Pryor 2012 – 17 (16) 2013 – 3 (3) 4 concussion 1-3
Matt Flynn 2013 – 4 (4) 2013 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
Pryor 2 2013 – 5 (5) 2013 – 10 (9) 5 sprained knee;
ineffective
2-3
Matt McGloin 2013 – 11 (10) 2013 – 16 (15) 6 ineffective;
Raiders wanted to evaluate Pryor
1-5
Pryor 3 2013 – 17 (16) 2013 – 17 (16) 1 traded to Seahawks;
Carr drafted in 2nd round
0-1
Derek Carr 2014 – 1 (1) 2016 – 16 (15) 47 broken right fibula 21-26
McGloin 2 2016 – 17 (16) 2016 – 17 (16) 1 injured left shoulder 0-1
Connor Cook 2016 – WC (17) 2016 – WC (17) 1 2* 0-1
Carr 2 2017 – 1 (1) 2017 – 4 (4) 4 transverse process fracture in back 2-2
E.J. Manuel 2017 – 5 (5) 2017 – 5 (5) 1 * 0-1
Carr 3 2017 – 6 (6) 2017 – 9 (9) 4 2-2

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Schroeder after being benched: “In Washington, I knew what I was doing…. I really don’t know everything I need to know to be able to perform.”
2 Cook is the only quarterback to make his first NFL start in a playoff game.

Los Angeles Chargers (1960, 2017) / San Diego Chargers (1961-2016)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Jack Kemp 1960 – 1 (1) 1960 – 3 (3) 3 injured shoulder 1-2
Bob Clatterbuck 1960 – 4 (4) 1960 – 5 (5) 2 * 1-1
Kemp 2 1960 – 6 (6) 1962 – 2 (2) 27 broken middle finger on right hand;
waived two days later
21-6
John Hadl 1962 – 3 (3) 1962 – 3 (3) 1 rib separation 0-1
Dick Wood 1962 – 4 (4) 1962 – 5 (5) 2 * 2-0
Hadl 2 1962 – 6 (6) 1962 – 15 (14) 9 Chargers traded with Bills for Rote 1-8
Tobin Rote 1963 – 1 (1) 1964 – 5 (5) 20 ineffective 14-5-1
Hadl 3 1964 – 6 (6) 1964 – 15 (14) 9 ineffective 6-3
Rote 2 1964 – C (15) 1964 – C (15) 1 “retired” 0-1
Hadl 4 1965 – 1 (1) 1966 – 5 (4) 19 ineffective 1 13-3-3
Steve Tensi 1966 – 6 (5) 1966 – 6 (5) 1 ineffective 0-1
Hadl 5 1966 – 7 (6) 1966 – 11 (10) 5 ineffective 1-3-1
Tensi 2 1966 – 13 (11) 1966 – 13 (11) 1 ineffective 0-1
Hadl 6 1966 – 14 (12) 1969 – 8 (8) 39 sore arm;
ineffective (6 interceptions)
23-15-1
Marty Domres 1969 – 9 (9) 1969 – 9 (9) 1 ineffective;
coach Sid Gillman retired
0-1
Hadl 7 1969 – 10 (10) 1969 – 10 (10) 1 ineffective 0-1
Domres 2 1969 – 11 (11) 1969 – 13 (13) 3 jammed finger 3-0
Hadl 8 1969 – 14 (14) 1970 – 4 (4) 5 ineffective 1-3-1
Domres 3 1970 – 5 (5) 1970 – 5 (5) 1 leg cramps 1-0
Hadl 9 1970 – 6 (6) 1970 – 11 (11) 6 ineffective 3-2-1
Domres 4 1970 – 12 (12) 1970 – 12 (12) 1 ineffective 0-1
Hadl 10 1970 – 13 (13) 1972 – 14 (14) 30 traded to Rams;
Chargers traded with Colts for Unitas
11-17-2
Johnny Unitas 1973 – 1 (1) 1973 – 4 (4) 4 ineffective 1-3
Dan Fouts 1973 – 5 (5) 1973 – 8 (8) 4 ineffective;
coach Harland Svare resigned;
interim coach Ron Waller named Clark starter
0-3-1
Wayne Clark 1973 – 9 (9) 1973 – 12 (12) 4 traded to Bengals for Carter 1-3
Fouts 2 1973 – 13 (13) 1974 – 11 (11) 13 broken thumb 3-10
Jesse Freitas 1974 – 12 (12) 1974 – 14 (14) 3 lost 1975 training camp battle 2-1
Virgil Carter 1975 – 1 (1) 1975 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Fouts 3 1975 – 2 (2) 1975 – 5 (5) 4 injured ankle 0-4
Freitas 2 1975 – 6 (6) 1975 – 6 (6) 1 * 0-1
Fouts 4 1975 – 7 (7) 1975 – 9 (9) 3 injured knee 0-3
Freitas 3 1975 – 10 (10) 1975 – 11 (11) 2 * 0-2
Fouts 5 1975 – 12 (12) 1975 – 13 (13) 2 concussion/sprained right index finger 2-0
Freitas 4 1975 – 14 (14) 1975 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Fouts 6 1976 – 1 (1) 1976 – 12 (12) 12 ineffective 5-7
Clint Longley 1976 – 13 (13) 1976 – 13 (13) 1 ineffective 1-0
Fouts 7 1976 – 14 (14) 1976 – 14 (14) 1 held out first nine weeks of 1977 season 0-1
James Harris 1977 – 1 (1) 1977 – 9 (9) 9 sprained ankle 2 4-5
Cliff Olander 1977 – 10 (10) 1977 – 10 (10) 1 * 1-0
Fouts 8 1977 – 11 (11) 1978 – 3 (3) 7 sprained thumb 3-4
Harris 2 1978 – 4 (4) 1978 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
Fouts 9 1978 – 5 (5) 1978 – 12 (12) 8 sprained ankle 5-3
Harris 3 1978 – 13 (13) 1978 – 13 (13) 1 * 0-1
Fouts 10 1978 – 14 (14) 1983 – 7 (7) 74 torn right rotator cuff 48-26
Ed Luther 1983 – 8 (8) 1983 – 12 (12) 5 * 1-4
Fouts 11 1983 – 13 (13) 1983 – 15 (15) 3 injured right shoulder 2-1
Luther 2 1983 – 16 (16) 1983 – 16 (16) 1 * 0-1
Fouts 12 1984 – 1 (1) 1984 – 13 (13) 13 pulled groin/bruised hip 6-7
Luther 3 1984 – 14 (14) 1984 – 16 (16) 3 * 1-2
Fouts 13 1985 – 1 (1) 1985 – 4 (4) 4 torn ligaments in right knee 2-2
Mark Herrmann 1985 – 5 (5) 1985 – 7 (7) 3 * 1-2
Fouts 14 1985 – 8 (8) 1985 – 15 (15) 8 bruised left knee 5-3
Herrmann 2 1985 – 16 (16) 1985 – 16 (16) 1 * 0-1
Fouts 15 1986 – 1 (1) 1986 – 7 (7) 7 concussion 1-6
Herrmann 3 1986 – 8 (8) 1986 – 8 (8) 1 concussion 0-1
Tom Flick 1986 – 9 (9) 1986 – 10 (10) 2 * 1-1
Fouts 16 1986 – 11 (11) 1986 – 11 (11) 1 sore right shoulder 0-1
Flick 2 1986 – 12 (12) 1986 – 12 (12) 1 * 0-1
Fouts 17 1986 – 13 (13) 1987 – 2 (2) 6 strike 3-3
Rick Neuheisel 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 4 (3) 1 ineffective 1-0
Mike Kelley 1987 – 5 (4) 1987 – 5 (4) 1 ineffective 1-0
Neuheisel 2 1987 – 6 (5) 1987 – 6 (5) 1 strike ended * 1-0
Fouts 18 1987 – 7 (6) 1987 – 10 (9) 4 pulled calf muscle 4-0
Herrmann 4 1987 – 11 (10) 1987 – 11 (10) 1 * 0-1
Fouts 19 1987 – 12 (11) 1987 – 15 (14) 4 torn right rotator cuff 0-4
Herrmann 5 1987 – 16 (15) 1987 – 16 (15) 1 traded to Colts 0-1
Babe Laufenberg 1988 – 1 (1) 1988 – 6 (6) 6 bruised ribs; ineffective 2-4
Mark Malone 1988 – 7 (7) 1988 – 10 (10) 4 ineffective (team 0-4);
team wanted to develop Vlasic
0-4
Mark Vlasic 1988 – 11 (11) 1988 – 12 (12) 2 torn left knee ligament 2-0
Malone 2 1988 – 13 (13) 1988 – 16 (16) 4 left as plan B free agent;
Chargers traded with Bears for McMahon
2-2
Jim McMahon 1989 – 1 (1) 1989 – 7 (7) 7 sprained ankle/dislocated left shoulder;
ineffective
2-5
Billy Joe Tolliver 1989 – 8 (8) 1989 – 8 (8) 1 * 0-1
McMahon 2 1989 – 9 (9) 1989 – 12 (12) 4 ineffective;
team wanted to develop Tolliver
2-2
Tolliver 2 1989 – 13 (13) 1989 – 16 (16) 4 lost 1990 training camp battle 2-2
Vlasic 2 1990 – 1 (1) 1990 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Tolliver 3 1990 – 2 (2) 1990 – 16 (15) 14 ineffective 6-8
John Friesz 1990 – 17 (16) 1991 – 17 (16) 17 torn ligaments in left knee during 1991 preseason 4-13
Bob Gagliano 1992 – 1 (1) 1992 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Stan Humphries 1992 – 2 (2) 1993 – 5 (4) 21 bruised right shoulder;
ineffective
14-7
Friesz 2 1993 – 6 (5) 1993 – 12 (10) 6 ineffective 2-4
Humphries 2 1993 – 13 (11) 1994 – 9 (8) 14 dislocated left elbow 11-3
Gale Gilbert 1994 – 10 (9) 1994 – 10 (9) 1 * 0-1
Humphries 3 1994 – 11 (10) 1995 – 6 (6) 16 bruised right rotator cuff 9-7
Gilbert 2 1995 – 7 (7) 1995 – 7 (7) 1 * 0-1
Humphries 4 1995 – 8 (8) 1996 – 8 (7) 17 dislocated left shoulder 10-7
Sean Salisbury 1996 – 9 (8) 1996 – 10 (9) 2 * 1-1
Humphries 5 1996 – 11 (10) 1996 – 14 (13) 4 concussion 2-2
Salisbury 2 1996 – 15 (14) 1996 – 15 (14) 1 * 0-1
Humphries 6 1996 – 16 (15) 1997 – 1 (1) 3 dislocated left shoulder 1-2
Jim Everett 1997 – 2 (2) 1997 – 2 (2) 1 * 1-0
Humphries 7 1997 – 3 (3) 1997 – 10 (9) 7 concussion 3-4
Craig Whelihan 1997 – 11 (10) 1997 – 17 (16) 7 Leaf drafted 1998 #2 overall 0-7
Ryan Leaf 1998 – 1 (1) 1998 – 10 (9) 9 ineffective 3-6
Whelihan 2 1998 – 11 (10) 1998 – 17 (16) 7 Chargers traded with Ravens for Harbaugh;
Whelihan released
2-5
Jim Harbaugh 1999 – 2 (1) 1999 – 4 (3) 3 cracked ribs/bruised right elbow 3 2-1
Erik Kramer 1999 – 5 (4) 1999 – 8 (7) 4 ineffective (lost 34-0) 2-2
Harbaugh 2 1999 – 9 (8) 1999 – 17 (16) 9 lost 2000 training camp battle 4-5
Leaf 2 2000 – 1 (1) 2000 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective 0-2
Moses Moreno 2000 – 3 (3) 2000 – 3 (3) 1 strained right rotator cuff 0-1
Leaf 3 2000 – 4 (4) 2000 – 4 (4) 1 sprained right wrist 0-1
Harbaugh 3 2000 – 5 (5) 2000 – 10 (9) 5 hernia 0-5
Moreno 2 2000 – 11 (10) 2000 – 11 (10) 1 sprained left knee 0-1
Leaf 4 2000 – 12 (11) 2000 – 17 (16) 6 released;
Chargers signed Flutie as free agent
1-5
Doug Flutie 2001 – 1 (1) 2001 – 16 (16) 16 lost 2002 training camp battle 5-11
Drew Brees 2002 – 1 (1) 2003 – 9 (8) 24 ineffective 9-15
Flutie 2 2003 – 10 (9) 2003 – 14 (13) 5 ineffective 2-3
Brees 2 2003 – 15 (14) 2004 – 16 (15) 18 meaningless game (Chargers had already clinched division) 12-6
Flutie 3 2004 – 17 (16) 2004 – 17 (16) 1 * 1-0
Brees 3 2004 – WC (17) 2005 – 17 (16) 17 signed with Saints as free agent 9-8
Philip Rivers 2006 – 1 (1) 2017 – 10 (9) 194 105-89

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Tensi came in after halftime and threw 4 touchdowns.
2 Backup Bill Munson broke his left leg in the same game.
3 Leaf missed the entire 1999 season after offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

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