Chicago Bears (1950-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Johnny Lujack 1950 – 1 (1) 1951 – 4 (4) 17 sprained right ankle 12-5
Steve Romanik 1951 – 5 (5) 1951 – 9 (9) 5 * 3-2
Lujack 2 1951 – 10 (10) 1951 – 12 (12) 3 retired 1-2
Bob Williams 1952 – 1 (1) 1952 – 6 (6) 6 3-3
Romanik 2 1952 – 7 (7) 1952 – 8 (8) 2 0-2
George Blanda 1952 – 9 (9) 1952 – 9 (9) 1 1-0
Williams 2 1952 – 10 (10) 1952 – 10 (10) 1 0-1
Blanda 2 1952 – 11 (11) 1952 – 11 (11) 1 0-1
Romanik 3 1952 – 12 (12) 1952 – 12 (12) 1 1-0
Blanda 3 1953 – 1 (1) 1953 – 12 (12) 12 3-8-1
Zeke Bratkowski 1954 – 1 (1) 1954 – 1 (1) 1 0-1
Blanda 4 1954 – 2 (2) 1954 – 8 (8) 7 separated shoulder 4-3
Bratkowski 2 1954 – 9 (9) 1954 – 12 (12) 4 4-0
Ed Brown 1955 – 1 (1) 1956 – 12 (12) 24 17-6-1
Blanda 5 1956 – C (13) 1956 – C (13) 1 0-1
Brown 2 1957 – 1 (1) 1957 – 2 (2) 2 0-2
Bratkowski 3 1957 – 3 (3) 1957 – 4 (4) 2 1-1
Brown 3 1957 – 5 (5) 1957 – 6 (6) 2 1-1
Bratkowski 4 1957 – 7 (7) 1957 – 8 (8) 2 1-1
Brown 4 1957 – 9 (9) 1958 – 8 (8) 12 ineffective (lost 17-0) 7-5
Bratkowski 5 1958 – 9 (9) 1958 – 10 (10) 2 1-1
Brown 5 1958 – 11 (11) 1958 – 12 (12) 2 2-0
Bratkowski 6 1959 – 1 (1) 1959 – 1 (1) 1 0-1
Brown 6 1959 – 2 (2) 1959 – 5 (5) 4 1-3
Bratkowski 7 1959 – 6 (6) 1959 – 6 (6) 1 1-0
Brown 7 1959 – 7 (7) 1960 – 9 (8) 14 10-3-1
Bratkowski 8 1960 – 10 (9) 1960 – 10 (9) 1 1-0
Brown 8 1960 – 11 (10) 1961 – 3 (3) 6 ineffective 1-5
Billy Wade 1961 – 4 (4) 1961 – 12 (12) 9 5-4
Brown 9 1961 – 13 (13) 1961 – 14 (14) 2 traded to Steelers 2-0
Wade 2 1962 – 1 (1) 1964 – 9 (9) 38 ineffective 23-13-2
Rudy Bukich 1964 – 10 (10) 1964 – 13 (13) 4 separated shoulder 3-1
Wade 3 1964 – 14 (14) 1964 – 14 (14) 1 injured leg in 1965 preseason 0-1
Bukich 2 1965 – 1 (1) 1965 – 1 (1) 1 * 0-1
Wade 4 1965 – 2 (2) 1965 – 3 (3) 2 ineffective 0-2
Bukich 3 1965 – 4 (4) 1966 – 15 (14) 25 “retired”;
Concannon sore right arm
14-9-2
Larry Rakestraw 1967 – 1 (1) 1967 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective 0-2
Jack Concannon 1967 – 3 (3) 1968 – 3 (3) 15 broken collarbone 8-6-1
Rakestraw 2 1968 – 4 (4) 1968 – 5 (5) 2 ineffective 0-2
Virgil Carter 1968 – 6 (6) 1968 – 10 (10) 5 broken right ankle 4-1
Concannon 2 1968 – 11 (11) 1969 – 4 (4) 8 ineffective 2-6
Bobby Douglass 1969 – 5 (5) 1969 – 11 (11) 7 ineffective 1-6
Carter 2 1969 – 12 (12) 1969 – 13 (13) 2 suspended 1 0-2
Concannon 3 1969 – 14 (14) 1970 – 9 (9) 10 ineffective 3-7
Douglass 2 1970 – 10 (10) 1970 – 10 (10) 1 broken left (throwing) wrist 1-0
Concannon 4 1970 – 11 (11) 1971 – 3 (3) 7 torn ligaments in left knee 4-3
Kent Nix 1971 – 4 (4) 1971 – 5 (5) 2 sprained wrist/hairline rib fracture 1-1
Douglass 3 1971 – 6 (6) 1971 – 12 (12) 7 * 3-4
Nix 2 1971 – 13 (13) 1971 – 14 (14) 2 waived after 1972 preseason 0-2
Douglass 4 1972 – 1 (1) 1973 – 11 (11) 25 injured left knee 7-17-1
Gary Huff 1973 – 12 (12) 1973 – 12 (12) 1 * 0-1
Douglass 5 1973 – 13 (13) 1973 – 13 (13) 1 injured left knee 2 0-1
Huff 2 1973 – 14 (14) 1974 – 11 (11) 12 ineffective 2 3-9
Douglass 6 1974 – 12 (12) 1975 – 1 (1) 4 ineffective 1-3
Huff 3 1975 – 2 (2) 1975 – 10 (10) 9 ineffective; bruised thigh 2-7
Bob Avellini 1975 – 11 (11) 1978 – 10 (10) 43 ineffective 21-22
Mike Phipps 1978 – 11 (11) 1978 – 12 (12) 2 ineffective 1-1
Avellini 2 1978 – 13 (13) 1978 – 14 (14) 2 injured chest 1-1
Phipps 2 1978 – 15 (15) 1979 – 2 (2) 4 ineffective;
Evans led comeback after Phipps left Week 2 game due to flu.
4-0
Vince Evans 1979 – 3 (3) 1979 – 5 (5) 3 ineffective;
staph infection in back
0-3
Avellini 3 1979 – 6 (6) 1979 – 8 (8) 3 ineffective 1-2
Phipps 3 1979 – 9 (9) 1980 – 6 (6) 15 ineffective 9-6
Evans 2 1980 – 7 (7) 1981 – 16 (16) 26 lost 1982 training camp battle 11-15
Avellini 4 1982 – 1 (1) 1982 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective;
strike gave time for re-evaluation
0-2
Jim McMahon 1982 – 11 (3) 1983 – 6 (6) 13 ineffective 5-8
Evans 3 1983 – 7 (7) 1983 – 9 (9) 3 ineffective 1-2
McMahon 2 1983 – 10 (10) 1984 – 3 (3) 10 broken bone in right hand 8-2
Avellini 5 1984 – 4 (4) 1984 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
McMahon 3 1984 – 5 (5) 1984 – 10 (10) 6 lacerated kidney 4-2
Steve Fuller 1984 – 11 (11) 1984 – 14 (14) 4 separated right shoulder 2-2
Rusty Lisch 1984 – 15 (15) 1984 – 15 (15) 1 ineffective 3 0-1
Greg Landry 1984 – 16 (16) 1984 – 16 (16) 1 * 1-0
Fuller 2 1984 – D (17) 1984 – C (18) 2 * 1-1
McMahon 4 1985 – 1 (1) 1985 – 2 (2) 2 injured neck/back 2-0
Fuller 3 1985 – 3 (3) 1985 – 3 (3) 1 * 1-0
McMahon 5 1985 – 4 (4) 1985 – 9 (9) 6 tendinitis in right shoulder 6-0
Fuller 4 1985 – 10 (10) 1985 – 13 (13) 4 4* 3-1
McMahon 6 1985 – 14 (14) 1986 – 1 (1) 7 separated right shoulder 7-0
Mike Tomczak 1986 – 2 (2) 1986 – 3 (3) 2 * 2-0
McMahon 7 1986 – 4 (4) 1986 – 6 (6) 3 injured shoulder/back 3-0
Fuller 5 1986 – 7 (7) 1986 – 7 (7) 1 * 0-1
McMahon 8 1986 – 8 (8) 1986 – 8 (8) 1 torn right rotator cuff 1-0
Fuller 6 1986 – 9 (9) 1986 – 9 (9) 1 ineffective 0-1
Tomczak 2 1986 – 10 (10) 1986 – 11 (11) 2 * 2-0
McMahon 9 1986 – 12 (12) 1986 – 12 (12) 1 reinjured right shoulder 1-0
Tomczak 3 1986 – 13 (13) 1986 – 15 (15) 3 bruised leg 3-0
Doug Flutie 1986 – 16 (16) 1986 – D (17) 2 ineffective 1-1
Tomczak 4 1987 – 1 (1) 1987 – 2 (2) 2 strike 2-0
Mike Hohensee 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 5 (4) 2 injured right knee 2-0
Steve Bradley 1987 – 6 (5) 1987 – 6 (5) 1 strike ended 0-1
Tomczak 5 1987 – 7 (6) 1987 – 7 (6) 1 * 1-0
McMahon 10 1987 – 8 (7) 1987 – 13 (12) 6 pulled hamstring 5-1
Tomczak 6 1987 – 14 (13) 1987 – 16 (15) 3 * 1-2
McMahon 11 1987 – D (16) 1988 – 9 (9) 10 sprained right knee 7-3
Tomczak 7 1988 – 10 (10) 1988 – 13 (13) 4 separated left shoulder 4-0
Jim Harbaugh 1988 – 14 (14) 1988 – 15 (15) 2 * 1-1
Tomczak 8 1988 – 16 (16) 1988 – D (17) 2 injured left shoulder 1-1
McMahon 12 1988 – C (18) 1988 – C (18) 1 traded to Chargers during 1989 preseason 0-1
Tomczak 9 1989 – 1 (1) 1989 – 8 (8) 8 ineffective 5-3
Harbaugh 2 1989 – 9 (9) 1989 – 11 (11) 3 ineffective 1-2
Tomczak 10 1989 – 12 (12) 1989 – 14 (14) 3 bruised ribs 0-3
Harbaugh 3 1989 – 15 (15) 1990 – 15 (14) 16 separated shoulder 10-6
Tomczak 11 1990 – 16 (15) 1990 – D (18) 4 * 2-2
Harbaugh 4 1991 – 1 (1) 1992 – 12 (11) 28 ineffective 15-13
Peter Tom Willis 1992 – 13 (12) 1992 – 14 (13) 2 ineffective 0-2
Harbaugh 5 1992 – 15 (14) 1992 – 16 (15) 2 ineffective 1-1
Will Furrer 1992 – 17 (16) 1992 – 17 (16) 1 coach Mike Ditka fired after 1992 season 0-1
Harbaugh 6 1993 – 1 (1) 1993 – 15 (13) 13 bruised right hand 7-6
Willis 2 1993 – 16 (14) 1993 – 16 (14) 1 * 0-1
Harbaugh 7 1993 – 17 (15) 1993 – 18 (16) 2 released;
Bears signed Kramer as free agent
0-2
Erik Kramer 1994 – 1 (1) 1994 – 3 (3) 3 separated right shoulder 1-2
Steve Walsh 1994 – 4 (4) 1994 – 6 (6) 3 * 3-0
Kramer 2 1994 – 8 (7) 1994 – 9 (8) 2 ineffective 0-2
Walsh 2 1994 – 10 (9) 1994 – D (18) 10 lost 1995 training camp battle 6-4
Kramer 3 1995 – 1 (1) 1996 – 4 (4) 20 herniated discs in neck 10-10
Dave Krieg 1996 – 5 (5) 1996 – 17 (16) 12 signed with Oilers as free agent 6-6
Kramer 4 1997 – 1 (1) 1997 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective 0-3
Rick Mirer 1997 – 4 (4) 1997 – 6 (6) 3 ineffective 0-3
Kramer 5 1997 – 7 (7) 1998 – 8 (8) 18 damaged right rotator cuff/shoulder tendinitis 7-11
Steve Stenstrom 1998 – 10 (9) 1998 – 12 (11) 3 ineffective 0-3
Moses Moreno 1998 – 13 (12) 1998 – 13 (12) 1 sprained ankle 0-1
Stenstrom 2 1998 – 14 (13) 1998 – 17 (16) 4 signed with 49ers;
Matthews won 1999 training camp battle
1-3
Shane Matthews 1999 – 1 (1) 1999 – 5 (5) 5 pulled hamstring 3-2
Cade McNown 1999 – 6 (6) 1999 – 7 (7) 2 * 0-2
Matthews 2 1999 – 8 (8) 1999 – 8 (8) 1 pulled hamstring 0-1
McNown 2 1999 – 9 (9) 1999 – 9 (9) 1 sprained right knee 1-0
Jim Miller 1999 – 10 (10) 1999 – 12 (12) 3 suspended 4 games after testing positive for nandrolone 1-2
Matthews 3 1999 – 13 (13) 1999 – 13 (13) 1 ineffective;
Bears eliminated from playoffs;
McCown 1999 1st rounder
0-1
McNown 3 1999 – 15 (14) 2000 – 8 (8) 11 separated left shoulder 2-9
Miller 2 2000 – 10 (9) 2000 – 11 (10) 2 ruptured left Achilles tendon 1-1
Matthews 4 2000 – 12 (11) 2000 – 15 (14) 4 * 2-2
McNown 4 2000 – 16 (15) 2000 – 16 (15) 1 ineffective 0-1
Matthews 5 2000 – 17 (16) 2001 – 2 (2) 3 bruised ribs 2-1
Miller 3 2001 – 4 (3) 2001 – 7 (6) 4 hip pointer 4-0
Matthews 6 2001 – 8 (7) 2001 – 8 (7) 1 * 1-0
Miller 4 2001 – 9 (8) 2002 – 5 (5) 15 elbow/shoulder tendinitis 9-6
Chris Chandler 2002 – 7 (6) 2002 – 8 (7) 2 * 0-2
Miller 5 2002 – 9 (8) 2002 – 9 (8) 1 elbow/shoulder tendinitis 0-1
Chandler 2 2002 – 10 (9) 2002 – 12 (11) 3 sprained left ankle 1-2
Miller 6 2002 – 13 (12) 2002 – 14 (13) 2 sprained ligament/bone bruise in left knee 0-2
Chandler 3 2002 – 15 (14) 2002 – 16 (15) 2 concussion 1-1
Henry Burris 2002 – 17 (16) 2002 – 17 (16) 1 Bears signed Stewart as free agent 0-1
Kordell Stewart 2003 – 1 (1) 2003 – 6 (5) 5 swollen left leg 1-4
Chandler 4 2003 – 7 (6) 2003 – 12 (11) 6 sore right shoulder 3-3
Stewart 2 2003 – 13 (12) 2003 – 14 (13) 2 Bears eliminated from playoffs;
Grossman 2003 1st rounder
1-1
Rex Grossman 2003 – 15 (14) 2004 – 3 (3) 6 torn right ACL 3-3
Jonathan Quinn 2004 – 4 (4) 2004 – 7 (6) 3 ineffective 0-3
Craig Krenzel 2004 – 8 (7) 2004 – 12 (11) 5 ineffective 3-2
Chad Hutchinson 2004 – 13 (12) 2004 – 17 (16) 5 waived;
Grossman broke left ankle in 2005 preseason
1-4
Kyle Orton 2005 – 1 (1) 2005 – 15 (14) 14 * 10-4
Grossman 2 2005 – 16 (15) 2005 – 16 (15) 1 meaningless game (Bears had already clinched division) 1-0
Orton 2 2005 – 17 (16) 2005 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Grossman 3 2005 – D (17) 2007 – 3 (3) 23 ineffective 16-7
Brian Griese 2007 – 4 (4) 2007 – 10 (9) 6 ineffective;
sprained shoulder
3-3
Grossman 4 2007 – 11 (10) 2007 – 14 (13) 4 sprained MCL in left knee 1-3
Orton 3 2007 – 15 (14) 2008 – 9 (8) 11 sprained right ankle 7-4
Grossman 5 2008 – 10 (9) 2008 – 10 (9) 1 * 0-1
Orton 4 2008 – 11 (10) 2008 – 17 (16) 7 traded to Broncos for Cutler 4-3
Jay Cutler 2009 – 1 (1) 2010 – 4 (4) 20 concussion 10-10
Todd Collins 2010 – 5 (5) 2010 – 5 (5) 1 * 1-0
Cutler 2 2010 – 6 (6) 2011 – 11 (10) 23 fractured right thumb 15-8
Caleb Hanie 2011 – 12 (11) 2011 – 15 (14) 4 ineffective 0-4
Josh McCown 2011 – 16 (15) 2011 – 17 (16) 2 * 1-1
Cutler 3 2012 – 1 (1) 2012 – 10 (9) 9 concussion 7-2
Jason Campbell 2012 – 11 (10) 2012 – 11 (10) 1 * 0-1
Cutler 4 2012 – 12 (11) 2013 – 7 (7) 13 torn groin muscle 7-6
McCown 2 2013 – 9 (8) 2013 – 9 (8) 1 * 1-0
Cutler 5 2013 – 10 (9) 2013 – 10 (9) 1 sprained ankle 0-1
McCown 3 2013 – 11 (10) 2013 – 14 (13) 4 * 2-2
Cutler 6 2013 – 15 (14) 2014 – 15 (14) 17 ineffective 6-11
Jimmy Clausen 2014 – 16 (15) 2014 – 16 (15) 1 concussion 0-1
Cutler 7 2014 – 17 (16) 2015 – 2 (2) 3 strained hamstring 0-3
Clausen 2 2015 – 3 (3) 2015 – 3 (3) 1 * 0-1
Cutler 8 2015 – 4 (4) 2016 – 2 (2) 15 sprained right thumb 6-9
Brian Hoyer 2016 – 3 (3) 2016 – 7 (7) 5 * 1-4
Cutler 9 2016 – 8 (8) 2016 – 11 (10) 3 partially torn labrum in left shoulder 1-2
Matt Barkley 2016 – 12 (11) 2016 – 17 (16) 6 Glennon signed as free agent 1-5
Matt Glennon 2017 – 1 (1) 2017 – 4 (4) 4  ineffective; Trubisky drafted #2 overall 1-3
Mitchell Trubisky 2017 – 5 (5) 2017 – 10 (9) 5 2-3

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Carter was benched at halftime of the 1969 Week 13 game. After the game, he called coach Jim Dolley a liar who “didn’t have the guts” to tell him why he was taken out, and demanded a trade.
2 Pro Football Reference mistakenly lists Douglass as the starter for 1974 Week 11 and Huff as the starter for Week 14.
3 Walter Payton played a series at quarterback as a proto-Wildcat QB.
4 McMahon relieved in the 3rd quarter and threw 3 touchdowns.

Detroit Lions (1950-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Bobby Layne 1950 – 1 (1) 1952 – 2 (2) 26 14-11-1
Jim Hardy 1952 – 3 (3) 1952 – 3 (3) 1 0-1
Layne 2 1952 – 4 (4) 1953 – 6 (6) 17 14-3
Tom Dublinski 1953 – 7 (7) 1953 – 7 (7) 1 1-0
Layne 3 1953 – 8 (8) 1954 – 1 (1) 7 chest cold/injured shoulder 7-0
Dublinski 2 1954 – 3 (2) 1954 – 4 (3) 2 * 2-0
Layne 4 1954 – 5 (4) 1954 – 5 (4) 1 0-1
Dublinski 3 1954 – 6 (5) 1954 – 6 (5) 1 1-0
Layne 5 1954 – 7 (6) 1954 – 11 (10) 5 broken nose 4-0-1
Dublinski 4 1954 – 12 (11) 1954 – 12 (11) 1 * 0-1
Layne 6 1954 – 13 (12) 1955 – 4 (4) 6 1-5
Harry Gilmer 1955 – 5 (5) 1955 – 5 (5) 1 0-1
Layne 7 1955 – 6 (6) 1955 – 11 (11) 6 3-3
Gilmer 2 1955 – 12 (12) 1955 – 12 (12) 1 0-1
Layne 8 1956 – 1 (1) 1957 – 1 (1) 13 9-4
Tobin Rote 1957 – 2 (2) 1957 – 2 (2) 1 1-0
Layne 9 1957 – 3 (3) 1957 – 5 (5) 3 2-1
Rote 2 1957 – 6 (6) 1957 – 7 (7) 2 1-1
Layne 10 1957 – 8 (8) 1957 – 9 (9) 2 1-1
Rote 3 1957 – 10 (10) 1957 – 10 (10) 1 1-0
Layne 11 1957 – 11 (11) 1957 – 11 (11) 1 broken right ankle 1-0
Rote 4 1957 – 12 (12) 1957 – C (14) 3 lost 1958 training camp battle 3-0
Layne 12 1958 – 1 (1) 1958 – 1 (1) 1 traded to Steelers for Morrall 0-1
Rote 5 1958 – 2 (2) 1959 – 4 (4) 15 4-10-1
Earl Morrall 1959 – 5 (5) 1959 – 5 (5) 1 1-0
Rote 6 1959 – 6 (6) 1959 – 7 (7) 2 0-1-1
Morrall 2 1959 – 8 (8) 1959 – 10 (10) 3 1-2
Rote 7 1959 – 11 (11) 1959 – 11 (11) 1 1-0
Morrall 3 1959 – 12 (12) 1959 – 12 (12) 1 Lions traded with Browns for Ninowski 0-1
Jim Ninowski 1960 – 2 (1) 1960 – 11 (10) 10 ineffective 5-5
Morrall 4 1960 – 12 (11) 1961 – 5 (5) 7 ineffective 5-2
Ninowski 2 1961 – 6 (6) 1961 – 12 (12) 7 4-2-1
Morrall 5 1961 – 13 (13) 1961 – 13 (13) 1 1-0
Ninowski 3 1961 – 14 (14) 1961 – 14 (14) 1 traded to Browns for Plum 0-1
Milt Plum 1962 – 1 (1) 1963 – 3 (3) 17 12-5
Morrall 6 1963 – 4 (4) 1963 – 14 (14) 11 4-6-1
Plum 2 1964 – 1 (1) 1964 – 3 (3) 3 1-1-1
Morrall 7 1964 – 4 (4) 1964 – 6 (6) 3 broken right collarbone 3-0
Plum 3 1964 – 7 (7) 1965 – 6 (6) 14 ineffective 6-7-1
George Izo 1965 – 7 (7) 1965 – 9 (9) 3 2-1
Plum 4 1965 – 10 (10) 1966 – 6 (6) 11 torn ligament in left knee 3-7-1
Karl Sweetan 1966 – 7 (7) 1966 – 14 (14) 8 * 2-5-1
Plum 5 1967 – 1 (1) 1967 – 5 (5) 5 ineffective 1-3-1
Sweetan 2 1967 – 6 (6) 1967 – 11 (11) 6 ineffective 2-3-1
Plum 6 1967 – 12 (12) 1967 – 12 (12) 1 ineffective 0-1
Sweetan 3 1967 – 13 (13) 1967 – 14 (14) 2 traded to Saints;
Plum traded to Rams for Munson;
Landry drafted 1968 #11 overall
2-0
Greg Landry 1968 – 1 (1) 1968 – 1 (1) 1 0-1
Bill Munson 1968 – 2 (2) 1968 – 11 (11) 10 injured shoulder/neck 3-5-2
Landry 2 1968 – 12 (12) 1968 – 12 (12) 1 * 0-1
Munson 2 1968 – 13 (13) 1969 – 4 (4) 6 broken bone in right hand 3-3
Landry 3 1969 – 5 (5) 1969 – 11 (11) 7 * 5-2
Munson 3 1969 – 12 (12) 1970 – 8 (8) 11 ineffective 7-3-1
Landry 4 1970 – 9 (9) 1973 – 7 (7) 42 torn cartilage in left knee 22-17-3
Munson 4 1973 – 8 (8) 1974 – 11 (11) 18 separated right shoulder 10-8
Landry 5 1974 – 12 (12) 1975 – 3 (3) 6 sore back 3-3
Munson 5 1975 – 4 (4) 1975 – 6 (6) 3 torn cartilage in left knee 1 1-2
Joe Reed 1975 – 7 (7) 1976 – 2 (2) 10 ineffective 5-5
Landry 6 1976 – 3 (3) 1977 – 9 (9) 21 swollen knee 9-12
Reed 2 1977 – 10 (10) 1977 – 10 (10) 1 * 1-0
Landry 7 1977 – 11 (11) 1977 – 12 (12) 2 ineffective 0-2
Gary Danielson 1977 – 13 (13) 1977 – 14 (14) 2 * 1-1
Landry 8 1978 – 1 (1) 1978 – 5 (5) 5 ineffective 1-4
Danielson 2 1978 – 6 (6) 1978 – 16 (16) 11 torn ligament in right knee in 1979 preseason 6-5
Reed 3 1979 – 1 (1) 1979 – 1 (1) 1 pulled stomach and groin muscles 0-1
Jeff Komlo 1979 – 2 (2) 1979 – 7 (7) 6 ineffective 1-5
Jerry Golsteyn 1979 – 8 (8) 1979 – 8 (8) 1 ineffective 0-1
Komlo 2 1979 – 9 (9) 1979 – 16 (16) 8 * 1-7
Danielson 3 1980 – 1 (1) 1981 – 4 (4) 20 dislocated left wrist 11-9
Komlo 3 1981 – 5 (5) 1981 – 6 (6) 2 ineffective 0-2
Eric Hipple 1981 – 7 (7) 1982 – 12 (4) 14 ineffective 8-6
Danielson 4 1982 – 13 (5) 1982 – 17 (9) 5 ineffective 2-3
Hipple 2 1982 – WC (10) 1983 – 16 (16) 17 sprained ligament in left knee 9-8
Danielson 5 1983 – D (17) 1984 – 6 (6) 7 injured leg; ineffective 1-6
Hipple 3 1984 – 7 (7) 1984 – 7 (7) 1 sprained right knee 1-0
Danielson 6 1984 – 8 (8) 1984 – 15 (15) 8 sprained right toe 2-5-1
John Witkowski 1984 – 16 (16) 1984 – 16 (16) 1 * 0-1
Hipple 4 1985 – 1 (1) 1986 – 10 (10) 26 sore right elbow 2 10-16
Joe Ferguson 1986 – 11 (11) 1986 – 14 (14) 4 sore right knee 2-2
Chuck Long 1986 – 15 (15) 1987 – 2 (2) 4 strike 0-4
Todd Hons 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 6 (5) 3 strike ended 1-2
Long 2 1987 – 7 (6) 1988 – 6 (6) 16 sprained ligament in left knee 4-12
Rusty Hilger 1988 – 7 (7) 1988 – 12 (12) 6 * 2-4
Long 3 1988 – 13 (13) 1988 – 13 (13) 1 ineffective (2 of 6, 5 yards, interception);
still injured
0-1
Hilger 2 1988 – 14 (14) 1988 – 16 (16) 3 lost 1989 training camp battle 1-2
Bob Gagliano 1989 – 1 (1) 1989 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective;
rookie Peete sprained left knee in 1989 preseason
0-3
Rodney Peete 1989 – 4 (4) 1989 – 4 (4) 1 sprained left knee 0-1
Hipple 5 1989 – 5 (5) 1989 – 5 (5) 1 ineffective (two pick-6’s) * 0-1
Peete 2 1989 – 6 (6) 1989 – 11 (11) 6 sprained left knee 2-4
Gagliano 2 1989 – 12 (12) 1989 – 12 (12) 1 3* 1-0
Peete 3 1989 – 13 (13) 1989 – 13 (13) 1 sprained left knee 1-0
Gagliano 3 1989 – 14 (14) 1989 – 16 (16) 3 * 3-0
Peete 4 1990 – 1 (1) 1990 – 4 (4) 4 pulled right hamstring 1-3
Gagliano 4 1990 – 5 (5) 1990 – 6 (6) 2 * 1-1
Peete 5 1990 – 8 (7) 1990 – 9 (8) 2 pulled right hamstring 1-1
Andre Ware 1990 – 10 (9) 1990 – 10 (9) 1 ineffective 0-1
Gagliano 5 1990 – 11 (10) 1990 – 12 (11) 2 * 1-1
Peete 6 1990 – 13 (12) 1991 – 9 (8) 13 torn right Achilles tendon 8-5
Erik Kramer 1991 – 10 (9) 1991 – C (18) 10 * 7-3
Peete 7 1992 – 1 (1) 1992 – 10 (9) 9 concussion 2-7
Kramer 2 1992 – 11 (10) 1992 – 13 (12) 3 * 1-2
Peete 8 1992 – 14 (13) 1992 – 14 (13) 1 concussion 0-1
Ware 2 1992 – 15 (14) 1992 – 17 (16) 3 * 2-1
Peete 9 1993 – 1 (1) 1993 – 3 (3) 3 strained left knee; ineffective 2-1
Ware 3 1993 – 4 (4) 1993 – 5 (5) 2 ineffective 1-1
Peete 10 1993 – 7 (6) 1993 – 14 (12) 7 ineffective 4-3
Kramer 3 1993 – 15 (13) 1993 – WC (17) 5 Mitchell signed as free agent 3-2
Scott Mitchell 1994 – 1 (1) 1994 – 10 (9) 9 broken bone in right hand 4-5
Dave Krieg 1994 – 11 (10) 1994 – WC (17) 8 * 5-3
Mitchell 2 1995 – 1 (1) 1996 – 9 (8) 25 ineffective; sore ribs 14-11
Don Majkowski 1996 – 10 (9) 1996 – 10 (9) 1 * 0-1
Mitchell 3 1996 – 11 (10) 1996 – 11 (10) 1 sore ribs 0-1
Majkowski 2 1996 – 12 (11) 1996 – 12 (11) 1 * 1-0
Mitchell 4 1996 – 13 (12) 1998 – 2 (2) 24 ineffective 9-15
Charlie Batch 1998 – 3 (3) 1998 – 15 (14) 12 injured lower back 5-7
Frank Reich 1998 – 16 (15) 1998 – 17 (16) 2 * 0-2
Batch 2 1999 – 1 (1) 1999 – 9 (8) 8 fractured right thumb 6-2
Gus Frerotte 1999 – 10 (9) 1999 – 15 (14) 6 * 2-4
Batch 3 1999 – 16 (15) 1999 – 17 (16) 2 fractured right thumb; 0-2
Frerotte 2 1999 – WC (17) 1999 – WC (17) 1 signed as free agent with Broncos;
Batch broke bone in right knee in 2000 training camp
0-1
Stoney Case 2000 – 1 (1) 2000 – 1 (1) 1 * 1-0
Batch 4 2000 – 2 (2) 2001 – 1 (1) 16 ineffective 8-8
Ty Detmer 2001 – 2 (2) 2001 – 4 (3) 2 ineffective (lost 35-0) 0-2
Batch 5 2001 – 5 (4) 2001 – 12 (11) 8 separated right shoulder 0-8
Mike McMahon 2001 – 13 (12) 2001 – 15 (14) 3 sprained left foot 1-2
Detmer 2 2001 – 16 (15) 2001 – 17 (16) 2 * 1-1
McMahon 2 2002 – 1 (1) 2002 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective;
Harrington drafted 2002 #3 overall
0-2
Joey Harrington 2002 – 3 (3) 2002 – 15 (14) 12 irregular heartbeat 3-9
McMahon 3 2002 – 16 (15) 2002 – 17 (16) 2 * 0-2
Harrington 2 2003 – 1 (1) 2005 – 6 (5) 37 ineffective 13-24
Jeff Garcia 2005 – 7 (6) 2005 – 8 (7) 2 ineffective;
still recovering from broken left leg from 2005 preseason
1-1
Harrington 3 2005 – 9 (8) 2005 – 12 (11) 4 ineffective;
coach Steve Mariucci fired
1-3
Garcia 2 2005 – 13 (12) 2005 – 15 (14) 3 ineffective 0-3
Harrington 4 2005 – 16 (15) 2005 – 17 (16) 2 Lions signed Kitna as free agent;
Harrington traded to Dolphins
1-1
Jon Kitna 2006 – 1 (1) 2008 – 5 (4) 36 injured back 10-26
Dan Orlovsky 2008 – 6 (5) 2008 – 9 (8) 4 fractures and torn ligament in right thumb 0-4
Daunte Culpepper 2008 – 10 (9) 2008 – 14 (13) 5 injured right shoulder 0-5
Orlovsky 2 2008 – 15 (14) 2008 – 17 (16) 3 signed with Texans as free agent;
Stafford drafted #1 overall
0-3
Matthew Stafford 2009 – 1 (1) 2009 – 4 (4) 4 dislocated right kneecap 1-3
Culpepper 2 2009 – 5 (5) 2009 – 6 (6) 2 * 0-2
Stafford 2 2009 – 8 (7) 2009 – 13 (12) 6 separated left shoulder 1-5
Culpepper 3 2009 – 14 (13) 2009 – 15 (14) 2 ineffective 0-2
Drew Stanton 2009 – 16 (15) 2009 – 16 (15) 1 ineffective 0-1
Culpepper 4 2009 – 17 (16) 2009 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Stafford 3 2010 – 1 (1) 2010 – 1 (1) 1 separated right shoulder 0-1
Shaun Hill 2010 – 2 (2) 2010 – 6 (6) 5 * 1-4
Stafford 4 2010 – 8 (7) 2010 – 9 (8) 2 separated right shoulder 1-1
Hill 2 2010 – 10 (9) 2010 – 12 (11) 3 broken left forearm 0-3
Stanton 2 2010 – 13 (12) 2010 – 15 (14) 3 * 2-1
Hill 3 2010 – 16 (15) 2010 – 17 (16) 2 * 2-0
Stafford 5 2011 – 1 (1) 2017 – 10 (9) 108 53-55

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Landry tore left knee cartilage in the same game.
2 Pro Football Reference mistakenly lists Ferguson as starter for 1985 Week 12 game in which Hipple was dehelmeted on the second play from scrimmage.  Hipple somehow returned for the next series.
3 Long, returning from elbow surgery, declined the start because coach Wayne Fontes wouldn’t guarantee he’d play the whole game. Long: “I’m excited about playing again, but only if I play the whole game.  If Wayne doesn’t commit to that, then I don’t want to start.  It’s a simple as that…. I’m protecting myself. I feel I have to do that. I feel they owe me a whole football game.  But, I don’t think Wayne feels that way.” Fontes: “If I say he’ll start, he’ll start. This is a dictatorship.”

Green Bay Packers (1950-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Tobin Rote 1950 – 1 (1) 1951 – 6 (6) 18 6-12
Bobby Thomason 1951 – 7 (7) 1951 – 7 (7) 1 0-1
Rote 2 1951 – 8 (8) 1952 – 5 (5) 10 2-8
Babe Parilli 1952 – 6 (6) 1952 – 6 (6) 1 1-0
Rote 3 1952 – 7 (7) 1952 – 7 (7) 1 1-0
Parilli 2 1952 – 8 (8) 1952 – 8 (8) 1 1-0
Rote 4 1952 – 9 (9) 1952 – 9 (9) 1 1-0
Parilli 3 1952 – 10 (10) 1952 – 10 (10) 1 0-1
Rote 5 1952 – 11 (11) 1952 – 11 (11) 1 0-1
Parilli 4 1952 – 12 (12) 1952 – 12 (12) 1 0-1
Rote 6 1953 – 1 (1) 1953 – 2 (2) 2 0-2
Parilli 5 1953 – 3 (3) 1953 – 3 (3) 1 0-1
Rote 7 1953 – 4 (4) 1953 – 4 (4) 1 1-0
Parilli 6 1953 – 5 (5) 1953 – 5 (5) 1 0-1
Rote 8 1953 – 6 (6) 1953 – 7 (7) 2 1-0-1
Parilli 7 1953 – 8 (8) 1953 – 8 (8) 1 0-1
Rote 9 1953 – 9 (9) 1953 – 9 (9) 1 0-1
Parilli 8 1953 – 10 (10) 1953 – 11 (11) 2 0-2
Rote 10 1953 – 12 (12) 1956 – 7 (7) 32 12-20
Bart Starr 1956 – 8 (8) 1956 – 8 (8) 1 0-1
Rote 11 1956 – 9 (9) 1956 – 12 (12) 4 traded to Lions 2-2
Starr 2 1957 – 1 (1) 1957 – 1 (1) 1 1-0
Parilli 9 1957 – 2 (2) 1957 – 2 (2) 1 0-1
Starr 3 1957 – 3 (3) 1958 – 4 (4) 14 injured ankle 2-11-1
Parilli 10 1958 – 5 (5) 1958 – 6 (6) 2 ineffective (lost 56-0) 1-1
Starr 4 1958 – 7 (7) 1958 – 7 (7) 1 0-1
Parilli 11 1958 – 8 (8) 1958 – 9 (9) 2 0-2
Starr 5 1958 – 10 (10) 1958 – 11 (11) 2 ineffective 0-2
Joe Francis 1958 – 12 (12) 1958 – 12 (12) 1 Packers traded with Cardinals for McHan 0-1
Lamar McHan 1959 – 1 (1) 1959 – 7 (7) 7 pulled muscle in leg 3-4
Starr 6 1959 – 8 (8) 1960 – 1 (1) 6 * 4-2
McHan 2 1960 – 2 (2) 1960 – 6 (5) 4 ineffective 4-0
Starr 7 1960 – 7 (6) 1963 – 6 (6) 44 broken bone in right hand 35-9
John Roach 1963 – 7 (7) 1963 – 10 (10) 4 * 3-1
Starr 8 1963 – 11 (11) 1966 – 14 (13) 47 meaningless game (Packers had already clinched division) 34-10-3
Zeke Bratkowski 1966 – 15 (14) 1966 – 15 (14) 1 * 1-0
Starr 9 1966 – C (15) 1967 – 3 (3) 5 muscle spasm on right side 4-0-1
Bratkowski 2 1967 – 4 (4) 1967 – 5 (5) 2 * 1-1
Starr 10 1967 – 6 (6) 1968 – 4 (4) 16 pulled muscle in right arm 11-5
Bratkowski 3 1968 – 5 (5) 1968 – 6 (6) 2 * 0-1-1
Starr 11 1968 – 7 (7) 1968 – 10 (10) 4 sore ribs 2-2
Bratkowski 4 1968 – 11 (11) 1968 – 11 (11) 1 * 1-0
Starr 12 1968 – 12 (12) 1968 – 12 (12) 1 bruised ribs 0-1
Bratkowski 5 1968 – 13 (13) 1968 – 14 (14) 2 * 1-1
Starr 13 1969 – 1 (1) 1969 – 6 (6) 6 stiff neck/sore shoulder 4-2
Don Horn 1969 – 7 (7) 1969 – 8 (8) 2 * 1-1
Starr 14 1969 – 9 (9) 1969 – 10 (10) 2 separated shoulder 0-2
Horn 2 1969 – 11 (11) 1969 – 14 (14) 4 * 3-1
Starr 15 1970 – 1 (1) 1970 – 7 (7) 7 injured ribs 4-3
Horn 3 1970 – 8 (8) 1970 – 8 (8) 1 * 0-1
Starr 16 1970 – 9 (9) 1970 – 14 (14) 6 bicep-tendon transplant surgery on right arm 2-4
Bratkowski 6 1971 – 1 (1) 1971 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Scott Hunter 1971 – 2 (2) 1971 – 10 (10) 9 * 3-5-1
Starr 17 1971 – 11 (11) 1971 – 12 (12) 2 rest 0-1-1
Hunter 2 1971 – 13 (13) 1971 – 13 (13) 1 * 1-0
Starr 18 1971 – 14 (14) 1971 – 14 (14) 1 retired 0-1
Hunter 3 1972 – 1 (1) 1973 – 2 (2) 17 ineffective 11-5-1
Jim Del Gaizo 1973 – 3 (3) 1973 – 4 (4) 2 ineffective 1-1
Hunter 4 1973 – 5 (5) 1973 – 6 (6) 2 ineffective 0-1-1
Del Gaizo 2 1973 – 7 (7) 1973 – 7 (7) 1 injured shoulder 0-1
Hunter 5 1973 – 8 (8) 1973 – 8 (8) 1 ineffective 0-1
Jerry Tagge 1973 – 9 (9) 1974 – 6 (6) 12 ineffective 6-6
Jack Concannon 1974 – 7 (7) 1974 – 8 (8) 2 bruised back;
Packers traded with Rams for Hadl before Week 7
0-2
John Hadl 1974 – 9 (9) 1975 – 7 (7) 13 injured back 4-9
Don Milan 1975 – 8 (8) 1975 – 8 (8) 1 * 0-1
Hadl 2 1975 – 9 (9) 1975 – 14 (14) 6 traded to Oilers for Dickey 3-3
Lynn Dickey 1976 – 1 (1) 1976 – 10 (10) 10 separated right shoulder 4-6
Carlos Brown 1976 – 11 (11) 1976 – 13 (13) 3 ineffective 0-3
Randy Johnson 1976 – 14 (14) 1976 – 14 (14) 1 released * 1-0
Dickey 2 1977 – 1 (1) 1977 – 9 (9) 9 broken leg 2-7
David Whitehurst 1977 – 10 (10) 1979 – 13 (13) 34 ineffective 14-19-1
Dickey 3 1979 – 14 (14) 1981 – 8 (8) 27 injured back 8-18-1
Whitehurst 2 1981 – 9 (9) 1981 – 9 (9) 1 * 1-0
Dickey 4 1981 – 10 (10) 1981 – 10 (10) 1 severe headaches after myelogram following lower back injury 1-0
Whitehurst 3 1981 – 11 (11) 1981 – 12 (12) 2 * 1-1
Dickey 5 1981 – 13 (13) 1984 – 14 (14) 45 severe headaches 23-21-1
Randy Wright 1984 – 15 (15) 1984 – 15 (15) 1 * 1-0
Dickey 6 1984 – 16 (16) 1985 – 3 (3) 4 ineffective;
asked to be taken out of lineup due to lack of motivation
2-2
Wright 2 1985 – 4 (4) 1985 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
Dickey 7 1985 – 5 (5) 1985 – 8 (8) 4 ineffective 2-2
Jim Zorn 1985 – 9 (9) 1985 – 10 (10) 2 ineffective 1-1
Dickey 8 1985 – 11 (11) 1985 – 13 (13) 3 injured neck 2-1
Zorn 2 1985 – 14 (14) 1985 – 16 (16) 3 released 2-1
Wright 3 1986 – 1 (1) 1987 – 1 (1) 17 sprained right ankle 4-13
Don Majkowski 1987 – 2 (2) 1987 – 2 (2) 1 strike 0-0-1
Alan Risher 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 6 (5) 3 strike ended 2-1
Majkowski 2 1987 – 7 (6) 1987 – 8 (7) 2 ineffective;
Wright familiar with Bears defense
1-1
Wright 4 1987 – 9 (8) 1987 – 10 (9) 2 sprained right ankle/sore right arch 0-2
Majkowski 3 1987 – 11 (10) 1987 – 11 (10) 1 ineffective 1-0
Wright 5 1987 – 12 (11) 1987 – 15 (14) 4 sore ribs;
meaningless game (Packers eliminated from playoffs)
1-3
Majkowski 4 1987 – 16 (15) 1987 – 16 (15) 1 * 0-1
Wright 6 1988 – 1 (1) 1988 – 5 (5) 5 injured groin 0-5
Majkowski 5 1988 – 6 (6) 1988 – 13 (13) 8 bruised right shoulder 2-6
Wright 7 1988 – 14 (14) 1988 – 15 (15) 2 injured groin 1-1
Majkowski 6 1988 – 16 (16) 1989 – 16 (16) 17 held out before 1990 season;
signed five days before season started;
needed two weeks to get ready
11-6
Anthony Dilweg 1990 – 1 (1) 1990 – 2 (2) 2 * 1-1
Majkowski 7 1990 – 3 (3) 1990 – 11 (10) 8 torn right rotator cuff 4-4
Dilweg 2 1990 – 12 (11) 1990 – 15 (14) 4 sprained arch in right foot 1-3
Blair Kiel 1990 – 16 (15) 1990 – 16 (15) 1 * 0-1
Dilweg 3 1990 – 17 (16) 1990 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Majkowski 8 1991 – 1 (1) 1991 – 5 (5) 5 injured left shoulder 1-4
Kiel 2 1991 – 6 (6) 1991 – 6 (6) 1 * 0-1
Majkowski 9 1991 – 8 (7) 1991 – 10 (9) 3 injured left hamstring 1-2
Mike Tomczak 1991 – 11 (10) 1991 – 17 (16) 7 * 2-5
Majkowski 10 1992 – 1 (1) 1992 – 3 (3) 3 torn ligaments in ankle 1-2
Brett Favre 1992 – 4 (4) 2007 – C (18) 275 “retired” in March 2008;
traded to Jets in August
172-103
Aaron Rodgers 2008 – 1 (1) 2010 – 14 (13) 46 concussion 25-21
Matt Flynn 2010 – 15 (14) 2010 – 15 (14) 1 * 0-1
Rodgers 2 2010 – 16 (15) 2011 – 16 (15) 21 meaningless game (Packers had clinched homefield) 20-1
Flynn 2 2011 – 17 (16) 2011 – 17 (16) 1 1* 1-0
Rodgers 3 2011 – D (17) 2013 – 9 (8) 27 broken left collarbone 17-10
Seneca Wallace 2013 – 10 (9) 2013 – 10 (9) 1 injured groin 0-1
Scott Tolzien 2013 – 11 (10) 2013 – 12 (11) 2 ineffective 0-1-1
Flynn 3 2013 – 13 (12) 2013 – 16 (15) 4 * 2-2
Rodgers 4 2013 – 17 (16) 2017 – 6 (6) 63 broken right clavicle 42-21
Brett Hundley 2017 – 7 (7) 2017 – 10 (9) 3 1-2

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Flynn threw for 480 yards and 6 touchdowns against the Lions, leading to a 3 year, $19.5 million contract with the Seahawks for 2011.

Minnesota Vikings (1961-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
George Shaw 1961 – 1 (1) 1961 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 1 1-0
Fran Tarkenton 1961 – 2 (2) 1961 – 2 (2) 1 ineffective 0-1
Shaw 2 1961 – 3 (3) 1961 – 5 (5) 3 ineffective 0-3
Tarkenton 2 1961 – 6 (6) 1963 – 13 (13) 36 meaningless game (Vikings 4-8-1) 8-26-2
Ron Vander Kelen 1963 – 14 (14) 1963 – 14 (14) 1 * 1-0
Tarkenton 3 1964 – 1 (1) 1966 – 10 (9) 37 ineffective (threw 5 interceptions vs. Packers);
dispute with coach Norm Van Brocklin
18-17-2
Vander Kelen 2 1966 – 11 (10) 1966 – 11 (10) 1 * 0-1
Tarkenton 4 1966 – 12 (11) 1966 – 12 (11) 1 ineffective;
dispute with coach
2 0-1
Bob Berry 1966 – 13 (12) 1966 – 13 (12) 1 * 0-1
Tarkenton 5 1966 – 14 (13) 1966 – 15 (14) 2 demanded trade;
traded to Giants
1-1
Vander Kelen 3 1967 – 1 (1) 1967 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective 0-3
Joe Kapp 1967 – 4 (4) 1968 – D (15) 26 lost 1969 training camp battle 11-12-3
Gary Cuozzo 1969 – 1 (1) 1969 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Kapp 2 1969 – 2 (2) 1969 – SB (17) 16 played 1969 season without new contract;
became free agent;
signed by Patriots in September 1970
3 14-2
Cuozzo 2 1970 – 1 (1) 1970 – 11 (11) 11 sprained right ankle 9-2
Bob Lee 1970 – 12 (12) 1970 – 13 (13) 2 * 2-0
Cuozzo 3 1970 – 14 (14) 1971 – 2 (2) 4 ineffective 2-2
Norm Snead 1971 – 3 (3) 1971 – 4 (4) 2 ineffective 2-0
Cuozzo 4 1971 – 5 (5) 1971 – 9 (9) 5 ineffective 4-1
Lee 2 1971 – 10 (10) 1971 – 12 (12) 3 ineffective 2-1
Cuozzo 5 1971 – 13 (13) 1971 – 13 (13) 1 ineffective 1-0
Lee 3 1971 – 14 (14) 1971 – D (15) 2 Vikings traded with Giants for Tarkenton 1-1
Tarkenton 6 1972 – 1 (1) 1974 – 12 (12) 43 meaningless game? 29-14
Berry 2 1974 – 13 (13) 1974 – 13 (13) 1 * 1-0
Tarkenton 7 1974 – 14 (14) 1976 – 3 (3) 22 bruised ribs 17-4-1
Lee 4 1976 – 4 (4) 1976 – 4 (4) 1 * 1-0
Tarkenton 8 1976 – 5 (5) 1977 – 9 (9) 22 broken right ankle/broken thumb 16-6
Lee 5 1977 – 10 (10) 1977 – 12 (12) 3 ineffective 2-1
Tommy Kramer 1977 – 13 (13) 1977 – 13 (13) 1 ineffective 0-1
Lee 6 1977 – 14 (14) 1977 – C (16) 3 * 2-1
Tarkenton 9 1978 – 1 (1) 1978 – D (17) 17 retired 8-8-1
Kramer 2 1979 – 1 (1) 1980 – 8 (8) 24 dislocated ring finger/jammed thumb 10-14
Steve Dils 1980 – 9 (9) 1980 – 9 (9) 1 * 1-0
Kramer 3 1980 – 10 (10) 1980 – D (17) 8 injured knee in 1981 preseason 5-3
Dils 2 1981 – 1 (1) 1981 – 2 (2) 2 separated shoulder 0-2
Kramer 4 1981 – 3 (3) 1983 – 3 (3) 28 torn ligament in right knee 15-13
Dils 3 1983 – 4 (4) 1983 – 15 (15) 12 ineffective; last game of season 5-7
Wade Wilson 1983 – 16 (16) 1983 – 16 (16) 1 * 1-0
Kramer 5 1984 – 1 (1) 1984 – 8 (8) 8 injured right shoulder 2-6
Archie Manning 1984 – 9 (9) 1984 – 9 (9) 1 sore, ineffective 0-1
Wilson 2 1984 – 10 (10) 1984 – 11 (11) 2 * 1-1
Kramer 6 1984 – 12 (12) 1984 – 12 (12) 1 injured right shoulder 0-1
Wilson 3 1984 – 13 (13) 1984 – 14 (14) 2 0-2
Manning 2 1984 – 15 (15) 1984 – 15 (15) 1 bruised tailbone 0-1
Wilson 4 1984 – 16 (16) 1984 – 16 (16) 1 * 0-1
Kramer 7 1985 – 1 (1) 1985 – 12 (12) 12 “wear and tear” 5-7
Wilson 5 1985 – 13 (13) 1985 – 13 (13) 1 4* 1-0
Kramer 8 1985 – 14 (14) 1986 – 11 (11) 14 strained right thumb 7-7
Wilson 6 1986 – 12 (12) 1986 – 13 (13) 2 * 1-1
Kramer 9 1986 – 14 (14) 1986 – 15 (15) 2 tennis elbow;
was in alcohol rehab during much of 1987 preseason;
injured shoulder/neck during 1987 preseason
1-1
Wilson 7 1986 – 16 (16) 1987 – 2 (2) 3 strike 3-0
Tony Adams 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 6 (5) 3 strike ended 0-3
Wilson 8 1987 – 7 (6) 1987 – 8 (7) 2 ineffective 1-1
Kramer 10 1987 – 9 (8) 1987 – 9 (8) 1 ineffective 1-0
Wilson 9 1987 – 10 (9) 1987 – 10 (9) 1 * 1-0
Kramer 11 1987 – 11 (10) 1987 – 14 (13) 4 pinched nerve in neck 2-2
Wilson 10 1987 – 15 (14) 1987 – 16 (15) 2 * 1-1
Kramer 12 1987 – WC (16) 1987 – WC (16) 1 ineffective;
pinched nerve in neck
1-0
Wilson 11 1987 – D (17) 1988 – 1 (1) 3 ineffective 1-2
Kramer 13 1988 – 2 (2) 1988 – 7 (7) 6 ineffective 4-2
Wilson 12 1988 – 8 (8) 1989 – 4 (4) 15 fractured finger on left hand 10-5
Kramer 14 1989 – 5 (5) 1989 – 8 (8) 4 ineffective 3-1
Wilson 13 1989 – 9 (9) 1990 – 3 (3) 12 torn ligament in right thumb 6-6
Rich Gannon 1990 – 4 (4) 1990 – 15 (14) 11 * 5-6
Wilson 14 1990 – 16 (15) 1990 – 16 (15) 1 separated right shoulder 0-1
Gannon 2 1990 – 17 (16) 1990 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Wilson 15 1991 – 1 (1) 1991 – 5 (5) 5 ineffective 2-3
Gannon 3 1991 – 6 (6) 1992 – 12 (11) 22 ineffective 14-8
Sean Salisbury 1992 – 13 (12) 1992 – 14 (13) 2 ineffective 1-1
Gannon 4 1992 – 15 (14) 1992 – 15 (14) 1 ineffective 0-1
Salisbury 2 1992 – 16 (15) 1992 – WC (17) 3 Vikings signed McMahon as free agent 2-1
Jim McMahon 1993 – 1 (1) 1993 – 9 (7) 7 dislocated left shoulder 4-3
Salisbury 3 1993 – 10 (8) 1993 – 13 (11) 4 ineffective 1-3
McMahon 2 1993 – 14 (12) 1993 – WC (17) 6 released;
Vikings traded with Oilers for Moon
4-2
Warren Moon 1994 – 1 (1) 1994 – 16 (15) 15 sprained left knee 9-6
Salisbury 4 1994 – 17 (16) 1994 – 17 (16) 1 * 1-0
Moon 2 1994 – WC (17) 1996 – 1 (1) 18 injured both ankles 9-9
Brad Johnson 1996 – 2 (2) 1996 – 2 (2) 1 * 1-0
Moon 3 1996 – 3 (3) 1996 – 9 (8) 6 injured both ankles 3-3
Johnson 2 1996 – 10 (9) 1996 – 10 (9) 1 * 0-1
Moon 4 1996 – 11 (10) 1996 – 11 (10) 1 injured both ankles 0-1
Johnson 3 1996 – 12 (11) 1997 – 14 (13) 20 injured neck 12-8
Randall Cunningham 1997 – 15 (14) 1997 – D (18) 5 * 2-3
Johnson 4 1998 – 1 (1) 1998 – 2 (2) 2 broken right leg 2-0
Cunningham 2 1998 – 3 (3) 1999 – 6 (6) 22 ineffective 16-6
Jeff George 1999 – 7 (7) 1999 – D (18) 12 signed with Redskins as free agent 9-3
Daunte Culpepper 2000 – 1 (1) 2001 – 12 (11) 29 sprained ligament in left knee 16-13
Todd Bouman 2001 – 13 (12) 2001 – 15 (14) 3 strained ligament in right thumb 1-2
Spergon Wynn 2001 – 16 (15) 2001 – 17 (16) 2 * 0-2
Culpepper 2 2002 – 1 (1) 2003 – 3 (3) 19 broken bones in back 9-10
Gus Frerotte 2003 – 4 (4) 2003 – 5 (5) 2 * 2-0
Culpepper 3 2003 – 7 (6) 2005 – 8 (7) 36 torn tendons in right knee 15-21
Johnson 5 2005 – 9 (8) 2006 – 15 (14) 23 ineffective 13-10
Tarvaris Jackson 2006 – 16 (15) 2007 – 2 (2) 4 injured groin 1-3
Kelly Holcomb 2007 – 3 (3) 2007 – 4 (4) 2 * 0-2
Jackson 2 2007 – 6 (5) 2007 – 7 (6) 2 broken right index finger 1-1
Holcomb 2 2007 – 8 (7) 2007 – 8 (7) 1 * 0-1
Jackson 3 2007 – 9 (8) 2007 – 9 (8) 1 injured neck 1-0
Brooks Bollinger 2007 – 10 (9) 2007 – 10 (9) 1 * 0-1
Jackson 4 2007 – 11 (10) 2008 – 2 (2) 9 ineffective 5-4
Frerotte 2 2008 – 3 (3) 2008 – 14 (13) 11 injured back 8-3
Jackson 5 2008 – 15 (14) 2008 – WC (17) 4 Vikings traded with Jets for “retired” Favre 2-2
Brett Favre 2009 – 1 (1) 2010 – 13 (12) 30 sprained right shoulder 18-12
Jackson 6 2010 – 14 (13) 2010 – 14 (13) 1 * 0-1
Favre 2 2010 – 15 (14) 2010 – 15 (14) 1 concussion 0-1
Joe Webb 2010 – 16 (15) 2010 – 17 (16) 2 Vikings traded with Redskins for McNabb 1-1
Donovan McNabb 2011 – 1 (1) 2011 – 6 (6) 6 ineffective 1-5
Christian Ponder 2011 – 7 (7) 2012 – 17 (16) 26 injured right elbow/triceps 12-14
Webb 2 2012 – WC (17) 2012 – WC (17) 1 * 0-1
Ponder 2 2013 – 1 (1) 2013 – 3 (3) 3 fractured rib 0-3
Matt Cassel 2013 – 4 (4) 2013 – 6 (5) 2 Freeman signed as free agent with Vikings before Week 6 1-1
Josh Freeman 2013 – 7 (6) 2013 – 7 (6) 1 ineffective;
concussion
0-1
Ponder 3 2013 – 8 (7) 2013 – 13 (12) 6 concussion 2-3-1
Cassel 2 2013 – 14 (13) 2014 – 3 (3) 7 broken foot 3-4
Teddy Bridgewater 2014 – 4 (4) 2014 – 4 (4) 1 injured left ankle 1-0
Ponder 4 2014 – 5 (5) 2014 – 5 (5) 1 * 0-1
Bridgewater 2 2014 – 6 (6) 2015 – WC (18) 28 torn left ACL in preseason practice 16-12
Shaun Hill 2016 – 1 (1) 2016 – 1 (1) 1 Vikings traded 2017 #1 to Eagles for Bradford 1-0
Sam Bradford 2016 – 2 (2) 2017 – 1 (1) 16 sore left knee 8-8
Case Keenum 2017 – 2 (2) 2017 – 4 (4) 3 * 1-2
Bradford 2 2017 – 5 (5) 2017 – 5 (5) 1 sore left knee 1-0
Keenum 2 2017 – 6 (6) 2017 – 10 (9) 4 4-0

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Tarkenton relieved and threw 4 touchdowns in his pro debut.
2 The game versus the Falcons was broadcast to Tarkenton’s home state of Georgia; it was commonly thought that coach Norm Van Brocklin benched Tarkenton out of spite.
3 Kapp threw for 7 touchdowns the next game.
4 Wilson was benched midway through the game for Steve Bono, but later re-entered and led a comeback from 23-0 down.

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