Atlanta Falcons (1966-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Randy Johnson 1966 – 1 (1) 1966 – 4 (4) 4 ineffective 0-4
Dennis Claridge 1966 – 5 (5) 1966 – 7 (7) 3 ineffective 0-3
R. Johnson 2 1966 – 8 (8) 1967 – 3 (3) 10 ineffective 3-7
Steve Sloan 1967 – 4 (4) 1967 – 4 (4) 1 ineffective 0-1
R. Johnson 3 1967 – 5 (5) 1967 – 5 (5) 1 injured abdomen 0-0-1
Terry Nofsinger 1967 – 6 (6) 1967 – 6 (6) 1 * 0-1
R. Johnson 4 1967 – 7 (7) 1968 – 5 (5) 13 sprained ankle 2-11
Bob Berry 1968 – 6 (6) 1968 – 11 (11) 6 * 1-5
R. Johnson 5 1968 – 12 (12) 1968 – 12 (12) 1 ineffective (lost 44-0) 0-1
Berry 2 1968 – 13 (13) 1968 – 13 (13) 1 ineffective 0-1
R. Johnson 6 1968 – 14 (14) 1968 – 14 (14) 1 lost 1969 training camp battle 0-1
Berry 3 1969 – 1 (1) 1969 – 3 (3) 3 torn ligaments in right thumb 1-2
R. Johnson 7 1969 – 4 (4) 1969 – 5 (5) 2 ineffective 1-1
Bruce Lemmerman 1969 – 6 (6) 1969 – 7 (7) 2 ineffective 1 0-2
R. Johnson 8 1969 – 8 (8) 1969 – 10 (10) 3 torn knee ligaments 1 1-2
Berry 4 1969 – 11 (11) 1970 – 12 (12) 16 ineffective 6-8-2
R. Johnson 9 1970 – 13 (13) 1970 – 14 (14) 2 traded to Giants * 1-1
Berry 5 1971 – 1 (1) 1971 – 5 (5) 5 pulled left hamstring 1-3-1
Dick Shiner 1971 – 6 (6) 1971 – 9 (9) 4 injured back 3-1
Berry 6 1971 – 10 (10) 1972 – 14 (14) 19 traded to Vikings for Lee 10-9
Shiner 2 1973 – 1 (1) 1973 – 4 (4) 4 ineffective 1-3
Bob Lee 1973 – 5 (5) 1974 – 2 (2) 12 ineffective 8-4
Pat Sullivan 1974 – 3 (3) 1974 – 3 (3) 1 ineffective 0-1
Lee 2 1974 – 4 (4) 1974 – 10 (10) 7 ineffective (team averaging 8.4 ppg) 2-5
Sullivan 2 1974 – 11 (11) 1974 – 12 (12) 2 ineffective 0-2
Kim McQuilken 1974 – 13 (13) 1974 – 14 (14) 2 Bartkowski drafted 1975 #1 overall 1-1
Steve Bartkowski 1975 – 1 (1) 1975 – 6 (6) 6 dislocated left elbow 2-4
McQuilken 2 1975 – 7 (7) 1975 – 8 (8) 2 ineffective (lost 38-0, 5/26, 43 yards, 5 interceptions) 0-2
Sullivan 3 1975 – 9 (9) 1975 – 9 (9) 1 * 0-1
Bartkowski 2 1975 – 10 (10) 1976 – 5 (5) 10 damaged ligaments in right knee 3-7
McQuilken 3 1976 – 6 (6) 1976 – 8 (8) 3 ineffective 1-2
Scott Hunter 1976 – 9 (9) 1977 – 7 (7) 13 2 6-7
Bartkowski 3 1977 – 8 (8) 1977 – 14 (14) 7 lost 1978 training camp battle 3-4
June Jones 1978 – 1 (1) 1978 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective 1-2
Bartkowski 4 1978 – 4 (4) 1979 – 11 (11) 26 bruised hip 13-13
Jones 2 1979 – 12 (12) 1979 – 13 (13) 2 * 0-2
Bartkowski 5 1979 – 14 (14) 1983 – 12 (12) 58 sprained right knee 31-27
Mike Moroski 1983 – 13 (13) 1983 – 14 (14) 2 * 1-1
Bartkowski 6 1983 – 15 (15) 1984 – 10 (10) 12 sprained right knee 4-8
Moroski 2 1984 – 11 (11) 1984 – 11 (11) 1 * 0-1
Bartkowski 7 1984 – 12 (12) 1984 – 12 (12) 1 sprained right knee 0-1
Moroski 3 1984 – 13 (13) 1984 – 16 (16) 4 * 1-3
Bartkowski 8 1985 – 1 (1) 1985 – 5 (5) 5 ineffective;
injured right knee
0-5
David Archer 1985 – 6 (6) 1986 – 11 (11) 22 separated right shoulder 9-12-1
Turk Schonert 1986 – 12 (12) 1986 – 16 (16) 5 lost 1987 training camp battle 2-3
Archer 2 1987 – 1 (1) 1987 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Scott Campbell 1987 – 2 (2) 1987 – 2 (2) 1 strike 1-0
Erik Kramer 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 4 (3) 1 ineffective 0-1
Jeff Van Raaphorst 1987 – 5 (4) 1987 – 5 (4) 1 ineffective 0-1
Kramer 2 1987 – 6 (5) 1987 – 6 (5) 1 strike ended * 1-0
Campbell 2 1987 – 7 (6) 1987 – 14 (13) 8 meaningless games;
Falcons wanted to get Miller experience
3 1-7
Chris Miller 1987 – 15 (14) 1988 – 4 (4) 6 sprained left ankle 1-5
Steve Dils 1988 – 5 (5) 1988 – 7 (7) 3 sore right wrist * 0-3
Miller 2 1988 – 8 (8) 1989 – 3 (3) 12 ligament damage in left knee 5-7
Hugh Millen 1989 – 4 (4) 1989 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
Miller 3 1989 – 5 (5) 1990 – 13 (12) 24 broken collarbone 5-19
Campbell 3 1990 – 14 (13) 1990 – 15 (14) 2 injured back 0-2
Millen 2 1990 – 16 (15) 1990 – 17 (16) 2 * 2-0
Miller 4 1991 – 1 (1) 1991 – 10 (9) 9 bruised ribs 5-4
Billy Joe Tolliver 1991 – 11 (10) 1991 – 11 (10) 1 4* 0-1
Miller 5 1991 – 12 (11) 1991 – 13 (12) 2 high fever 2-0
Tolliver 2 1991 – 14 (13) 1991 – 14 (13) 1 * 1-0
Miller 6 1991 – 15 (14) 1992 – 9 (8) 13 torn ACL in left knee 6-7
Tolliver 3 1992 – 10 (9) 1992 – 14 (13) 5 sore right shoulder 2-3
Wade Wilson 1992 – 15 (14) 1992 – 17 (16) 3 signed with Saints as free agent * 1-2
Miller 7 1993 – 1 (1) 1993 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective 0-2
Bobby Hebert 1993 – 3 (3) 1993 – 5 (5) 3 tendinitis in right elbow 0-3
Tolliver 4 1993 – 7 (6) 1993 – 8 (7) 2 sprained right shoulder 2-0
Hebert 2 1993 – 9 (8) 1993 – 18 (16) 9 Falcons traded with Colts for George 4-5
Jeff George 1994 – 1 (1) 1996 – 4 (3) 36 suspended one game by team 5 16-20
Hebert 3 1996 – 5 (4) 1996 – 17 (16) 13 retired;
Falcons traded with Oilers for Chandler
3-10
Chris Chandler 1997 – 1 (1) 1997 – 3 (3) 3 bruised sternum 0-3
Tolliver 5 1997 – 4 (4) 1997 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
Chandler 2 1997 – 5 (5) 1997 – 8 (7) 3 concussion 1-2
Tony Graziani 1997 – 9 (8) 1997 – 9 (8) 1 * 0-1
Chandler 3 1997 – 10 (9) 1998 – 7 (6) 14 sprained left shoulder/bruised ribs 11-3
Steve DeBerg 1998 – 8 (7) 1998 – 8 (7) 1 * 0-1
Chandler 4 1998 – 9 (8) 1998 – 12 (11) 4 sprained right knee/ankle 4-0
Graziani 2 1998 – 13 (12) 1998 – 13 (12) 1 * 1-0
Chandler 5 1998 – 14 (13) 1999 – 1 (1) 8 strained right hamstring 6-2
Graziani 3 1999 – 2 (2) 1999 – 2 (2) 1 * 0-1
Chandler 6 1999 – 3 (3) 1999 – 3 (3) 1 strained right hamstring 0-1
Graziani 4 1999 – 4 (4) 1999 – 5 (5) 2 * 1-1
Chandler 7 1999 – 6 (6) 1999 – 14 (13) 8 sore ribs 2-6
Danny Kanell 1999 – 15 (14) 1999 – 15 (14) 1 torn MCL in left knee * 0-1
Chandler 8 1999 – 16 (15) 2000 – 10 (10) 12 concussion 5-7
Kanell 2 2000 – 11 (11) 2000 – 11 (11) 1 * 0-1
Chandler 9 2000 – 12 (12) 2000 – 13 (13) 2 ineffective 0-2
Doug Johnson 2000 – 14 (14) 2000 – 16 (15) 2 ineffective 0-2
Chandler 10 2000 – 17 (16) 2001 – 8 (7) 8 sore ribs 4-4
Michael Vick 2001 – 9 (8) 2001 – 9 (8) 1 * 1-0
Chandler 11 2001 – 10 (9) 2001 – 16 (15) 7 nerve damage in right elbow 3-4
Vick 2 2001 – 17 (16) 2002 – 5 (4) 5 sprained right shoulder 1-4
D. Johnson 2 2002 – 6 (5) 2002 – 6 (5) 1 * 1-0
Vick 3 2002 – 7 (6) 2002 – D (18) 13 broken right leg in 2003 preseason 8-4-1
D. Johnson 3 2003 – 1 (1) 2003 – 6 (6) 6 ineffective 1-5
Kurt Kittner 2003 – 7 (7) 2003 – 11 (10) 4 ineffective 1-3
D. Johnson 4 2003 – 12 (11) 2003 – 13 (12) 2 * 0-2
Vick 4 2003 – 14 (13) 2004 – 15 (14) 18 meaningless game (Falcons had clinched #2 seed);
sore left (throwing) shoulder
14-4
Matt Schaub 2004 – 16 (15) 2004 – 16 (15) 1 * 0-1
Vick 5 2004 – 17 (16) 2005 – 4 (4) 7 sprained right knee 4-3
Schaub 2 2005 – 5 (5) 2005 – 5 (5) 1 * 0-1
Vick 6 2005 – 6 (6) 2006 – 17 (16) 27 jailed for operating dog fighting ring 12-15
Joey Harrington 2007 – 1 (1) 2007 – 6 (6) 6 ineffective 1-5
Byron Leftwich 2007 – 7 (7) 2007 – 7 (7) 1 sprained right ankle 0-1
Harrington 2 2007 – 9 (8) 2007 – 10 (9) 2 * 2-0
Leftwich 2 2007 – 11 (10) 2007 – 11 (10) 1 bruised tailbone 0-1
Harrington 3 2007 – 12 (11) 2007 – 13 (12) 2 ineffective 0-2
Chris Redman 2007 – 14 (13) 2007 – 17 (16) 4 Ryan drafted 2008 #3 overall 1-3
Matt Ryan 2008 – 1 (1) 2009 – 12 (11) 28 turf toe 17-11
Redman 2 2009 – 13 (12) 2009 – 14 (13) 2 * 0-2
Ryan 2 2009 – 15 (14) 2017 – 11 (10) 132 77-55

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Pro Football Reference mistakenly lists Johnson as the starter for Week 7 and Lemmerman as the starter for Week 10.
2 Bartkowski tore cartilage in his right knee during the 1977 preseason.
3 Miller, a 1987 first rounder, didn’t sign a contract until Week 8.
4 Brett Favre made his NFL debut in this game, coming in late in the 4th quarter with the Falcons trailing the Redskins 49-17.  He ended the game 0 of 4 with 2 interceptions.
5 The Falcons suspended George following his sideline confrontation with coach June Jones after his benching in the 3rd quarter of the 1996 Week 4 game against the Eagles.

Carolina Panthers (1995-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Frank Reich 1995 – 1 (1) 1995 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective;
Collins 1995 1st rounder
0-3
Kerry Collins 1995 – 5 (4) 1996 – 2 (2) 15 sprained left knee 9-6
Steve Beuerlein 1996 – 4 (3) 1996 – 5 (4) 2 * 1-1
Collins 2 1996 – 6 (5) 1996 – 11 (10) 6 injured right shoulder 3-3
Beuerlein 2 1996 – 12 (11) 1996 – 13 (12) 2 * 2-0
Collins 3 1996 – 14 (13) 1996 – C (18) 6 broken jaw during 1997 preseason 5-1
Beuerlein 3 1997 – 1 (1) 1997 – 2 (2) 2 * 1-1
Collins 4 1997 – 3 (3) 1997 – 5 (5) 3 ineffective;
returned from injury too soon
1-2
Beuerlein 4 1997 – 7 (6) 1997 – 7 (6) 1 * 0-1
Collins 5 1997 – 8 (7) 1998 – 5 (4) 14 loss of interest in football 1 5-9
Beuerlein 5 1998 – 6 (5) 2000 – 17 (16) 44 released before 2001 season;
Weinke won training camp battle with Jeff Lewis
19-25
Chris Weinke 2001 – 1 (1) 2001 – 8 (8) 8 injured right shoulder 1-7
Matt Lytle 2001 – 9 (9) 2001 – 9 (9) 1 * 0-1
Weinke 2 2001 – 10 (10) 2001 – 17 (16) 7 lost training camp battle to Peete * 0-7
Rodney Peete 2002 – 1 (1) 2002 – 6 (6) 6 injured right knee 3-3
Weinke 3 2002 – 7 (7) 2002 – 7 (7) 1 concussion 0-1
Randy Fasani 2002 – 8 (8) 2002 – 8 (8) 1 * 0-1
Peete 2 2002 – 10 (9) 2003 – 1 (1) 9 ineffective 5-4
Jake Delhomme 2003 – 2 (2) 2006 – 13 (12) 66 sprained right thumb 39-27
Weinke 4 2006 – 14 (13) 2006 – 16 (15) 3 * 1-2
Delhomme 2 2006 – 17 (16) 2007 – 3 (3) 4 injured right elbow 3-1
David Carr 2007 – 4 (4) 2007 – 5 (5) 2 injured back 1-1
Vinny Testaverde 2007 – 6 (6) 2007 – 8 (7) 2 strained right Achilles 1-1
Carr 2 2007 – 9 (8) 2007 – 9 (8) 1 concussion 0-1
Testaverde 2 2007 – 10 (9) 2007 – 11 (10) 2 sore back * 0-2
Carr 3 2007 – 12 (11) 2007 – 12 (11) 1 ineffective 0-1
Testaverde 3 2007 – 13 (12) 2007 – 14 (13) 2 rest for 44-year-old QB 1-1
Matt Moore 2007 – 15 (14) 2007 – 17 (16) 3 * 2-1
Delhomme 3 2008 – 1 (1) 2009 – 12 (11) 28 broken finger on right hand 16-12
Moore 2 2009 – 13 (12) 2010 – 2 (2) 7 ineffective 4-3
Jimmy Clausen 2010 – 3 (3) 2010 – 5 (5) 3 ineffective 0-3
Moore 3 2010 – 7 (6) 2010 – 9 (8) 3 injured shoulder 1-2
Clausen 2 2010 – 10 (9) 2010 – 10 (9) 1 concussion 0-1
Brian St. Pierre 2010 – 11 (10) 2010 – 11 (10) 1 * 0-1
Clausen 3 2010 – 12 (11) 2010 – 17 (16) 6 drafted Newton #1 overall 1-5
Cam Newton 2011 – 1 (1) 2013 – D (17) 49 injured ribs 25-24
Derek Anderson 2014 – 1 (1) 2014 – 1 (1) 1 * 1-0
Newton 2 2014 – 2 (2) 2014 – 14 (13) 12 car accident 3-8-1
Anderson 2 2014 – 15 (14) 2014 – 15 (14) 1 * 1-0
Newton 3 2014 – 16 (15) 2016 – 4 (4) 27 concussion 21-6
Anderson 3 2016 – 5 (5) 2016 – 5 (5) 1 * 0-1
Newton 4 2016 – 6 (6) 2016 – 12 (11) 6 violation of team rules 3-3
Anderson 4 2016 – 13 (12) 2016 – 13 (12) 1 2* 0-1
Newton 5 2016 – 14 (13) 2017 – 10 (10) 14 8-6

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Collins told coach Dom Capers that his heart was no longer into leading the team; Collins was quickly demoted to third string, then cut six days later.
2 Newton was benched for the first series for not wearing a tie on the team bus to the stadium.  Anderson was intercepted on his only play of the game. The Panthers lost 40-7.

New Orleans Saints (1967-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Billy Kilmer 1967 – 1 (1) 1967 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective 0-3
Gary Cuozzo 1967 – 4 (4) 1967 – 11 (11) 8 ineffective 2-6
Kilmer 2 1967 – 12 (12) 1967 – 12 (12) 1 ineffective 0-1
Cuozzo 2 1967 – 13 (13) 1967 – 14 (14) 2 traded to Vikings 1-1
Kilmer 3 1968 – 1 (1) 1968 – 8 (8) 8 broken ankle 3-5
Karl Sweetan 1968 – 9 (9) 1968 – 11 (11) 3 * 0-2-1
Kilmer 4 1968 – 12 (12) 1970 – 3 (3) 20 ineffective 7-13
Ed Hargett 1970 – 4 (4) 1970 – 5 (5) 2 * 0-1-1
Kilmer 5 1970 – 6 (6) 1970 – 6 (6) 1 ineffective 0-1
Hargett 2 1970 – 7 (7) 1970 – 7 (7) 1 * 0-1
Kilmer 6 1970 – 8 (8) 1970 – 14 (14) 7 traded to Redskins;
Manning drafted #1 overall
1-6
Archie Manning 1971 – 1 (1) 1971 – 8 (8) 8 injured right elbow 2-4-2
Hargett 3 1971 – 9 (9) 1971 – 10 (10) 2 * 1-1
Manning 2 1971 – 11 (11) 1971 – 11 (11) 1 injured right elbow 1-0
Hargett 4 1971 – 12 (12) 1971 – 13 (13) 2 * 0-2
Manning 3 1971 – 14 (14) 1973 – 13 (13) 28 bruised right arm 7-20-1
Bobby Scott 1973 – 14 (14) 1973 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Manning 4 1974 – 1 (1) 1974 – 5 (5) 5 ineffective;
salary dispute with front office
1-4
Scott 2 1974 – 6 (6) 1974 – 6 (6) 1 sprained right knee 1-0
Manning 5 1974 – 7 (7) 1974 – 12 (12) 6 torn cartilage in right knee 2-4
Larry Cipa 1974 – 13 (13) 1974 – 14 (14) 2 * 1-1
Manning 6 1975 – 1 (1) 1975 – 13 (13) 13 tendinitis;
missed 1976 after right shoulder surgery
2-11
Cipa 2 1975 – 14 (14) 1975 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
Scott 3 1976 – 1 (1) 1976 – 6 (6) 6 ineffective 2-4
Bobby Douglass 1976 – 7 (7) 1976 – 12 (12) 6 2-4
Scott 4 1976 – 13 (13) 1976 – 14 (14) 2 * 0-2
Manning 7 1977 – 1 (1) 1977 – 5 (5) 5 sprained ankle 1-4
Scott 5 1977 – 6 (6) 1977 – 8 (8) 3 ineffective 1-2
Douglass 2 1977 – 9 (9) 1977 – 10 (10) 2 * 1-1
Manning 8 1977 – 11 (11) 1981 – 2 (2) 54 pulled hamstring 17-37
Scott 6 1981 – 3 (3) 1981 – 3 (3) 1 ineffective 0-1
Dave Wilson 1981 – 4 (4) 1981 – 5 (5) 2 * 0-2
Manning 9 1981 – 6 (6) 1981 – 9 (9) 4 pulled stomach muscle 1-3
D. Wilson 2 1981 – 10 (10) 1981 – 11 (11) 2 * 1-1
Manning 10 1981 – 12 (12) 1981 – 16 (16) 5 Saints signed Stabler in August;
Manning traded to Oilers one week later
1-4
Ken Stabler 1982 – 1 (1) 1982 – 15 (7) 7 bruised left arm 3-4
Guido Merkens 1982 – 16 (8) 1982 – 16 (8) 1 * 0-1
Stabler 2 1982 – 17 (9) 1983 – 9 (9) 10 bruised ribs 6-4
D. Wilson 3 1983 – 10 (10) 1983 – 11 (11) 2 * 1-1
Stabler 3 1983 – 12 (12) 1983 – 16 (16) 5 Saints traded 1st rounder to Jets for Todd 2-3
Richard Todd 1984 – 1 (1) 1984 – 14 (14) 14 ineffective 6-8
D. Wilson 4 1984 – 15 (15) 1985 – 10 (10) 12 ineffective 4-8
Bobby Hebert 1985 – 11 (11) 1986 – 2 (2) 8 broken bone in foot 3-5
D. Wilson 5 1986 – 3 (3) 1986 – 15 (15) 13 * 6-7
Hebert 2 1986 – 16 (16) 1987 – 2 (2) 3 strike 1-2
John Fourcade 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 6 (5) 3 strike ended 2-1
Hebert 3 1987 – 7 (6) 1989 – 13 (13) 40 ineffective 1 25-15
Fourcade 2 1989 – 14 (14) 1990 – 6 (5) 8 Saints traded with Cowboys for Walsh after Week 3 5-3
Steve Walsh 1990 – 7 (6) 1990 – WC (17) 12 Hebert returned from holdout 6-6
Hebert 4 1991 – 1 (1) 1991 – 7 (6) 6 bruised right shoulder 6-0
Walsh 2 1991 – 8 (7) 1991 – 8 (7) 1 * 1-0
Hebert 5 1991 – 9 (8) 1991 – 9 (8) 1 sprained right shoulder;
bruised rotator cuff
0-1
Walsh 3 1991 – 10 (9) 1991 – 15 (14) 6 * 2-4
Hebert 6 1991 – 16 (15) 1992 – WC (17) 20 Saints signed Wilson as free agent;
Hebert signed as free agent with Falcons
14-6
Wade Wilson 1993 – 1 (1) 1993 – 16 (14) 14 bruised left knee 7-7
Mike Buck 1993 – 17 (15) 1993 – 17 (15) 1 ineffective 0-1
Walsh 4 1993 – 18 (16) 1993 – 18 (16) 1 waived;
Saints traded with Rams for Everett
1-0
Jim Everett 1994 – 1 (1) 1996 – 14 (13) 45 concussion 16-29
Doug Nussmeier 1996 – 15 (14) 1996 – 15 (14) 1 * 0-1
Everett 2 1996 – 16 (15) 1996 – 17 (16) 2 waived;
Saints traded with Redskins for Shuler
1-1
Heath Shuler 1997 – 1 (1) 1997 – 7 (7) 7 ineffective 2-5
Danny Wuerffel 1997 – 8 (8) 1997 – 9 (9) 2 ineffective (shut out both games) 0-2
Shuler 2 1997 – 11 (10) 1997 – 12 (11) 2 injured foot/knee 2-0
Nussmeier 2 1997 – 13 (12) 1997 – 13 (12) 1 ineffective 0-1
Billy Joe Hobert 1997 – 14 (13) 1998 – 1 (1) 5 ruptured right Achilles tendon 3-2
Wuerffel 2 1998 – 2 (2) 1998 – 6 (5) 4 ineffective 2-2
Billy Joe Tolliver 1998 – 7 (6) 1998 – 10 (9) 4 Collins claimed on waivers from Panthers before Week 7;
adjustment period
1-3
Kerry Collins 1998 – 11 (10) 1998 – 17 (16) 7 Collins signed with Giants as free agent 2-5
Hobert 2 1999 – 1 (1) 1999 – 5 (4) 4 pinched nerve in neck 1-3
Tolliver 2 1999 – 6 (5) 1999 – 7 (6) 2 * 0-2
Hobert 3 1999 – 8 (7) 1999 – 8 (7) 1 pinched nerve in neck 0-1
Tolliver 3 1999 – 9 (8) 1999 – 11 (10) 3 torn ligaments in left knee 1-2
Hobert 4 1999 – 12 (11) 1999 – 13 (12) 2 * 0-2
Tolliver 4 1999 – 14 (13) 1999 – 15 (14) 2 torn ligaments in left knee 0-2
Jake Delhomme 1999 – 16 (15) 1999 – 17 (16) 2 Saints signed Blake as free agent 1-1
Jeff Blake 2000 – 1 (1) 2000 – 12 (11) 11 broken right foot 7-4
Aaron Brooks 2000 – 13 (12) 2005 – 14 (13) 84 ineffective 39-45
Todd Bouman 2005 – 15 (14) 2005 – 17 (16) 3 Saints signed Brees as free agent;
Brooks released, Bouman waived
0-3
Drew Brees 2006 – 1 (1) 2009 – 16 (15) 65 meaningless game (Saints had already clinched homefield) 39-26
Mark Brunell 2009 – 17 (16) 2009 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Brees 2 2009 – D (17) 2015 – 2 (2) 90 bruised right rotator cuff 54-36
Luke McCown 2015 – 3 (3) 2015 – 3 (3) 1 * 0-1
Brees 3 2015 – 4 (4) 2017 – 11 (10) 39 27-16

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Hebert held out for the entire 1990 season in a salary dispute.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Steve Spurrier 1976 – 1 (1) 1976 – 6 (6) 6 injured/ineffective 0-6
Parnell Dickinson 1976 – 7 (7) 1976 – 7 (7) 1 injured right ankle 0-1
Spurrier 2 1976 – 8 (8) 1976 – 12 (12) 5 former Steeler Hanratty supposedly more familiar
with Pittsburgh defensive alignments/personnel
0-5
Terry Hanratty 1976 – 13 (13) 1976 – 13 (13) 1 ineffective (1/4, -1 yard, interception) 1 0-1
Spurrier 3 1976 – 14 (14) 1976 – 14 (14) 1 released 2 0-1
Randy Hedberg 1977 – 1 (1) 1977 – 2 (2) 2 * 0-2
Gary Huff 1977 – 3 (3) 1977 – 3 (3) 1 ineffective/immobile 0-1
Hedberg 2 1977 – 4 (4) 1977 – 4 (4) 1 * 0-1
Huff 2 1977 – 5 (5) 1977 – 6 (6) 2 torn cartilage in ribs;
Hedberg concussed in relief
0-2
Jeb Blount 1977 – 7 (7) 1977 – 10 (10) 4 * 0-4
Huff 3 1977 – 11 (11) 1977 – 11 (11) 1 ineffective 0-1
Hedberg 3 1977 – 12 (12) 1977 – 12 (12) 1 ineffective 0-1
Huff 4 1977 – 13 (13) 1977 – 14 (14) 2 Williams 1978 1st rounder;
lost 1978 training camp battle
2-0
Doug Williams 1978 – 1 (1) 1978 – 1 (1) 1 sore shoulder 0-1
Mike Boryla 1978 – 2 (2) 1978 – 2 (2) 1 injured right knee * 0-1
Williams 2 1978 – 3 (3) 1978 – 10 (10) 8 broken jaw 4-4
Mike Rae 1978 – 11 (11) 1978 – 15 (15) 5 * 1-4
Williams 3 1978 – 16 (16) 1982 – WC (10) 62 signed with USFL Oklahoma Outlaws 30-31-1
Jerry Golsteyn 1983 – 1 (1) 1983 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective 0-2
Jack Thompson 1983 – 3 (3) 1983 – 11 (11) 9 sprained right elbow 1-8
Golsteyn 2 1983 – 12 (12) 1983 – 12 (12) 1 * 0-1
Thompson 2 1983 – 13 (13) 1984 – 3 (3) 7 ineffective 2-5
Steve DeBerg 1984 – 4 (4) 1985 – 11 (11) 24 ineffective 6-18
Steve Young 1985 – 12 (12) 1985 – 16 (16) 5 lost 1986 training camp battle 1-4
DeBerg 2 1986 – 1 (1) 1986 – 2 (2) 2 ineffective 0-2
Young 2 1986 – 3 (3) 1986 – 16 (16) 14 traded to 49ers 2-12
DeBerg 3 1987 – 1 (1) 1987 – 2 (2) 2 strike 1-1
John Reaves 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 5 (4) 2 ineffective;
Zorn signed three days before Week 6 as free agent
1-1
Jim Zorn 1987 – 6 (5) 1987 – 6 (5) 1 strike ended 1-0
DeBerg 4 1987 – 7 (6) 1987 – 12 (11) 6 injured back;
Testaverde 1987 #1 overall
1-5
Vinny Testaverde 1987 – 13 (12) 1988 – 8 (8) 12 sore back;
ineffective
2-10
Joe Ferguson 1988 – 9 (9) 1988 – 9 (9) 1 * 0-1
Testaverde 2 1988 – 10 (10) 1989 – 5 (5) 12 bruised tendon in right knee 6-6
Ferguson 2 1989 – 6 (6) 1989 – 6 (6) 1 * 0-1
Testaverde 3 1989 – 7 (7) 1989 – 15 (15) 9 sprained left ankle 2-7
Ferguson 3 1989 – 16 (16) 1989 – 16 (16) 1 released * 0-1
Testaverde 4 1990 – 1 (1) 1990 – 7 (7) 7 turf toe 4-3
Chris Chandler 1990 – 8 (8) 1990 – 8 (8) 1 * 0-1
Testaverde 5 1990 – 9 (9) 1990 – 9 (9) 1 ineffective 0-1
Chandler 2 1990 – 10 (10) 1990 – 11 (11) 2 ineffective 0-2
Testaverde 6 1990 – 12 (12) 1991 – 4 (4) 9 turf toe 2-7
Chandler 3 1991 – 5 (5) 1991 – 5 (5) 1 * 0-1
Testaverde 7 1991 – 6 (6) 1991 – 6 (6) 1 chipped bone in right thumb 1-0
Chandler 4 1991 – 8 (7) 1991 – 9 (8) 2 ineffective * 0-2
Testaverde 8 1991 – 10 (9) 1991 – 15 (14) 6 muscle spasm in lower back 1-5
Jeff Carlson 1991 – 16 (15) 1991 – 16 (15) 1 signed as Plan B free agent with Giants * 0-1
Testaverde 9 1991 – 17 (16) 1992 – 8 (7) 8 ineffective 4-4
DeBerg 5 1992 – 9 (8) 1992 – 10 (9) 2 ineffective 0-2
Testaverde 10 1992 – 11 (10) 1992 – 17 (16) 7 signed as free agent with Browns 2-5
DeBerg 6 1993 – 1 (1) 1993 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective;
second-year pro Erickson “ready to play”
0-1
Craig Erickson 1993 – 2 (2) 1994 – 6 (6) 21 ineffective;
Dilfer 1994 1st rounder
7-14
Trent Dilfer 1994 – 8 (7) 1994 – 8 (7) 1 ineffective 0-1
Erickson 2 1994 – 9 (8) 1994 – 9 (8) 1 ineffective 0-1
Dilfer 2 1994 – 10 (9) 1994 – 10 (9) 1 injured rib muscle 0-1
Erickson 3 1994 – 11 (10) 1994 – 17 (16) 7 traded to Colts 4-3
Dilfer 3 1995 – 1 (1) 1999 – 7 (6) 72 ineffective 35-37
Eric Zeier 1999 – 8 (7) 1999 – 8 (7) 1 torn cartilage in ribs 0-1
Dilfer 4 1999 – 9 (8) 1999 – 12 (11) 4 broken right collarbone 4-0
Shaun King 1999 – 13 (12) 2000 – WC (17) 24 Bucs signed Brad Johnson as free agent 15-9
Brad Johnson 2001 – 1 (1) 2002 – 7 (7) 24 fractured ribs 14-10
Rob Johnson 2002 – 8 (8) 2002 – 8 (8) 1 strained gluteal muscle * 1-0
B. Johnson 2 2002 – 9 (9) 2002 – 15 (14) 6 lower back contusion 5-1
King 2 2002 – 16 (15) 2002 – 16 (15) 1 ineffective 0-1
R. Johnson 2 2002 – 17 (16) 2002 – 17 (16) 1 * 1-0
B. Johnson 3 2002 – D (17) 2004 – 4 (4) 23 ineffective 10-13
Chris Simms 2004 – 5 (5) 2004 – 5 (5) 1 sprained left shoulder 1-0
Brian Griese 2004 – 6 (6) 2004 – 16 (15) 10 sprained right foot 4-6
Simms 2 2004 – 17 (16) 2004 – 17 (16) 1 lost 2005 training camp battle 0-1
Griese 2 2005 – 1 (1) 2005 – 6 (6) 6 torn ligaments in left knee 5-1
Simms 3 2005 – 8 (7) 2006 – 3 (3) 14 ruptured spleen 6-8
Bruce Gradkowski 2006 – 5 (4) 2006 – 15 (14) 11 ineffective 3-8
Tim Rattay 2006 – 16 (15) 2006 – 17 (16) 2 Bucs signed Garcia as free agent;
Rattay signed as free agent with Titans
1-1
Jeff Garcia 2007 – 1 (1) 2007 – 12 (11) 11 bruised lower back 7-4
Luke McCown 2007 – 13 (12) 2007 – 14 (13) 2 * 1-1
Garcia 2 2007 – 15 (14) 2007 – 16 (15) 2 meaningless game (Bucs had already clinched division) 1-1
L. McCown 2 2007 – 17 (16) 2007 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Garcia 3 2007 – WC (17) 2008 – 1 (1) 2 ineffective; sprained ankle 0-2
Griese 3 2008 – 2 (2) 2008 – 5 (5) 4 sore right elbow 3-1
Garcia 4 2008 – 6 (6) 2008 – 14 (13) 8 injured right calf 6-2
Griese 4 2008 – 15 (14) 2008 – 15 (14) 1 * 0-1
Garcia 5 2008 – 16 (15) 2008 – 17 (16) 2 signed with Raiders as free agent;
Bucs signed Leftwich as free agent
0-2
Byron Leftwich 2009 – 1 (1) 2009 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective 0-3
Josh Johnson 2009 – 4 (4) 2009 – 7 (7) 4 ineffective;
Freeman 2009 1st rounder
0-4
Josh Freeman 2009 – 9 (8) 2011 – 12 (11) 36 sore right shoulder 17-19
J. Johnson 2 2011 – 13 (12) 2011 – 13 (12) 1 * 0-1
Freeman 2 2011 – 14 (13) 2013 – 3 (3) 23 ineffective; off-the-field issues 7-16
Mike Glennon 2013 – 4 (4) 2013 – 17 (16) 13 McCown signed as free agent from Bears;
Glennon lost 2014 training camp battle
4-9
Josh McCown 2014 – 1 (1) 2014 – 3 (3) 3 torn right thumb ligament 0-3
Glennon 2 2014 – 4 (4) 2014 – 9 (8) 5 * 1-4
J. McCown 2 2014 – 10 (9) 2014 – 17 (16) 8 released;
Winston drafted #1 overall
1-7
Jameis Winston 2015 – 1 (1) 2017 – 9 (8) 40 sprained right shoulder 17-23
Ryan Fitzpatrick 2017 -10 (9) 2017 – 11 (10) 2 2-0

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Coach John McKay on Hanratty’s start: “He had no chance, but I didn’t feel he had a chance coming in. Put their quarterbacks behind our line and they would be hurting tonight, too.”
2 The Buccaneers traded with the Bears for Huff to be their starting QB, but Huff injured his knee during the 1977 preseason.

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