Chicago Cardinals (1950-1959) / St. Louis Cardinals (1960-1987) / Phoenix Cardinals (1988-1993) / Arizona Cardinals (1994-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Jim Hardy 1950 – 2 (1) 1950 – 5 (4) 4 1 1-3
Frank Tripucka 1950 – 6 (5) 1950 – 7 (6) 2 concussion 2-0
Hardy 2 1950 – 8 (7) 1950 – 13 (12) 6 “retired” 2-4
Tripucka 2 1951 – 1 (1) 1951 – 2 (2) 2 separated shoulder 1-1
Charlie Trippi 1951 – 3 (3) 1951 – 5 (5) 3 ineffective;
Hardy signed out of retirement
0-3
Hardy 3 1951 – 6 (6) 1951 – 7 (7) 2 injured 0-2
Trippi 2 1951 – 8 (8) 1951 – 9 (9) 2 1-1
Hardy 4 1951 – 10 (10) 1951 – 10 (10) 1 0-1
Trippi 3 1951 – 11 (11) 1951 – 11 (11) 1 0-1
Hardy 5 1951 – 12 (12) 1951 – 12 (12) 1 traded to Lions 1-0
Tripucka 3 1952 – 1 (1) 1952 – 1 (1) 1 0-1
Trippi 4 1952 – 2 (2) 1952 – 8 (8) 7 injured 3-4
Don Panciera 1952 – 9 (9) 1952 – 9 (9) 1 * 0-1
Trippi 5 1952 – 10 (10) 1952 – 12 (12) 3 moved to halfback 1-2
Ray Nagel 1953 – 1 (1) 1953 – 1 (1) 1 0-1
Jim Root 1953 – 2 (2) 1953 – 3 (3) 2 0-2
Nagel 2 1953 – 4 (4) 1953 – 4 (4) 1 released;
became coach and scout
0-1
Steve Romanik 1953 – 5 (5) 1953 – 7 (7) 3 injured shoulder 0-3
Root 2 1953 – 8 (8) 1953 – 11 (11) 4 0-3-1
Romanik 2 1953 – 12 (12) 1953 – 12 (12) 1 1-0
Lamar McHan 1954 – 1 (1) 1954 – 8 (8) 8 injured neck vertebra 1-7
Romanik 3 1954 – 9 (9) 1954 – 9 (9) 1 * 1-0
McHan 2 1954 – 10 (10) 1955 – 8 (8) 11 ineffective 3-7-1
Ogden Compton 1955 – 9 (9) 1955 – 9 (9) 1 0-1
McHan 3 1955 – 10 (10) 1956 – 8 (8) 11 suspended by team 2 6-5
Root 3 1956 – 9 (9) 1956 – 10 (10) 2 * 1-1
McHan 4 1956 – 11 (11) 1958 – 2 (2) 16 5-11
M.C. Reynolds 1958 – 3 (3) 1958 – 4 (4) 2 1-1
McHan 5 1958 – 5 (5) 1958 – 6 (6) 2 0-1-1
Reynolds 2 1958 – 7 (7) 1958 – 7 (7) 1 0-1
McHan 6 1958 – 8 (8) 1958 – 12 (12) 5 traded to Packers 0-5
King Hill 1959 – 1 (1) 1959 – 4 (4) 4 injured arm 1-3
John Roach 1959 – 5 (5) 1959 – 5 (5) 1 * 0-1
Hill 2 1959 – 6 (6) 1960 – 1 (1) 8 ineffective 3 2-6
Roach 2 1960 – 2 (2) 1960 – 4 (4) 3 ineffective;
Izo drafted 1960 #2 overall
0-3
George Izo 1960 – 5 (5) 1960 – 5 (5) 1 injured knee 1-0
Roach 3 1960 – 6 (6) 1960 – 13 (12) 7 traded to Browns;
Cardinals signed Etcheverry from CFL Montreal Alouettes
4-2-1
Sam Etcheverry 1961 – 1 (1) 1961 – 5 (5) 5 ineffective;
sore shoulder
2-3
Ralph Guglielmi 1961 – 6 (6) 1961 – 9 (9) 4 ineffective 2-2
Etcheverry 2 1961 – 10 (10) 1961 – 11 (11) 2 ineffective 0-2
Guglielmi 2 1961 – 12 (12) 1961 – 12 (12) 1 ineffective;
Cardinals coach Frank Ivy resigned after game
1-0
Etcheverry 3 1961 – 13 (13) 1962 – 4 (4) 6 ineffective 3-3
Charley Johnson 1962 – 5 (5) 1965 – 5 (5) 43 bruised left shoulder 25-15-3
Buddy Humphrey 1965 – 6 (6) 1965 – 6 (6) 1 * 0-1
Johnson 2 1965 – 7 (7) 1965 – 9 (9) 3 bruised left shoulder 1-2
Humphrey 2 1965 – 10 (10) 1965 – 10 (10) 1 * 0-1
Johnson 3 1965 – 11 (11) 1965 – 13 (13) 3 separated left shoulder 0-3
Humphrey 3 1965 – 14 (14) 1965 – 14 (14) 1 released in 1966 preseason * 0-1
Johnson 4 1966 – 1 (1) 1966 – 9 (9) 9 torn ligaments in right knee 7-1-1
Terry Nofsinger 1966 – 10 (10) 1966 – 15 (14) 5 traded to Falcons;
Johnson called up to active duty by Army
4 1-4
Jim Hart 1967 – 1 (1) 1968 – 2 (2) 16 ineffective 6-9-1
Johnson 5 1968 – 3 (3) 1968 – 4 (4) 2 ineffective 1-1
Hart 2 1968 – 5 (5) 1968 – 14 (14) 10 Johnson returned from Army duty 8-1-1
Johnson 6 1969 – 1 (1) 1969 – 2 (2) 2 1-1
Hart 3 1969 – 3 (3) 1969 – 4 (4) 2 1-1
Johnson 7 1969 – 5 (5) 1969 – 10 (10) 6 1-4-1
Hart 4 1969 – 11 (11) 1969 – 12 (12) 2 1-1
Johnson 8 1969 – 13 (13) 1969 – 14 (14) 2 traded to Oilers in 1970 offseason 0-2
Hart 5 1970 – 1 (1) 1971 – 1 (1) 15 ineffective 8-6-1
Pete Beathard 1971 – 2 (2) 1971 – 6 (6) 5 ineffective 2-3
Hart 6 1971 – 7 (7) 1971 – 14 (14) 8 lost 1972 training camp battle 2-5-1
Tim Van Galder 1972 – 1 (1) 1972 – 3 (3) 3 injured hip 1-2
Gary Cuozzo 1972 – 4 (4) 1972 – 5 (5) 2 ineffective 1-1
Hart 7 1972 – 6 (6) 1972 – 6 (6) 1 * 0-1
Van Galder 2 1972 – 7 (7) 1972 – 8 (8) 2 ineffective 0-1-1
Cuozzo 2 1972 – 9 (9) 1972 – 12 (12) 4 ineffective 0-4
Hart 8 1972 – 13 (13) 1973 – 12 (12) 14 hyperextended right elbow 5-8-1
Gary Keithley 1973 – 13 (13) 1973 – 14 (14) 2 * 1-1
Hart 9 1974 – 1 (1) 1978 – 7 (7) 65 separated shoulder 38-27
Steve Pisarkiewicz 1978 – 8 (8) 1978 – 8 (8) 1 * 0-1
Hart 10 1978 – 9 (9) 1979 – 13 (13) 21 owner Bill Bidwell demanded Pisarkiewicz start 5 9-12
Pisarkiewicz 2 1979 – 14 (14) 1979 – 16 (16) 3 released in 1980 preseason * 2-1
Hart 11 1980 – 1 (1) 1980 – 15 (15) 15 cracked ribs 5-10
Mike Loyd 1980 – 16 (16) 1980 – 16 (16) 1 released in 1981 preseason 6* 0-1
Hart 12 1981 – 1 (1) 1981 – 1 (1) 1 bruised knee 0-1
Neil Lomax 1981 – 2 (2) 1981 – 2 (2) 1 * 0-1
Hart 13 1981 – 3 (3) 1981 – 10 (10) 8 ineffective 3-5
Lomax 2 1981 – 11 (11) 1983 – 1 (1) 17 sprained right shoulder 9-8
Hart 14 1983 – 2 (2) 1983 – 2 (2) 1 * 0-1
Lomax 3 1983 – 3 (3) 1983 – 3 (3) 1 sprained right shoulder 0-1
Hart 15 1983 – 4 (4) 1983 – 5 (5) 2 * 1-1
Lomax 4 1983 – 6 (6) 1986 – 9 (9) 52 ineffective 23-28-1
Cliff Stoudt 1986 – 10 (10) 1986 – 11 (11) 2 ineffective 0-2
Lomax 5 1986 – 12 (12) 1987 – 2 (2) 7 strike 3-3-1
Shawn Halloran 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 5 (4) 2 ineffective (2 of 7, 5 yards, interception) 1-1
Sammy Garza 1987 – 6 (5) 1987 – 6 (5) 1 strike ended 0-1
Lomax 6 1987 – 7 (6) 1988 – 11 (11) 21 sprained left knee 12-9
Stoudt 2 1988 – 12 (12) 1988 – 13 (13) 2 * 0-2
Lomax 7 1988 – 14 (14) 1988 – 16 (16) 3 arthritis in left hip;
Cardinals signed Hogeboom as Plan B free agent
7 0-3
Gary Hogeboom 1989 – 1 (1) 1989 – 5 (5) 5 sore right elbow 2-3
Tom Tupa 1989 – 6 (6) 1989 – 6 (6) 1 ineffective (6 interceptions) * 0-1
Hogeboom 2 1989 – 7 (7) 1989 – 11 (11) 5 coach Gene Stallings fired;
interim coach Hank Kuhlmann decided to give Tupa a start
3-2
Tupa 2 1989 – 12 (12) 1989 – 12 (12) 1 ineffective 0-1
Hogeboom 3 1989 – 13 (13) 1989 – 14 (14) 2 ineffective;
fractured right index finger
0-2
Timm Rosenbach 1989 – 15 (15) 1989 – 15 (15) 1 ineffective 0-1
Hogeboom 4 1989 – 16 (16) 1989 – 16 (16) 1 lost as Plan B free agent 0-1
Rosenbach 2 1990 – 1 (1) 1990 – 17 (16) 16 torn right ACL in 1991 preseason 5-11
Tupa 3 1991 – 1 (1) 1991 – 11 (11) 11 ineffective 4-7
Stan Gelbaugh 1991 – 12 (12) 1991 – 15 (14) 3 sore right elbow 0-3
Chris Chandler 1991 – 16 (15) 1991 – 17 (16) 2 * 0-2
Rosenbach 3 1992 – 1 (1) 1992 – 2 (2) 2 separated right shoulder 0-2
Chandler 2 1992 – 3 (3) 1992 – 12 (11) 9 separated rib cartilage 3-6
Rosenbach 4 1992 – 13 (12) 1992 – 13 (12) 1 * 0-1
Chandler 3 1992 – 14 (13) 1992 – 17 (16) 4 sprained left ankle in 1993 training camp 1-3
Steve Beuerlein 1993 – 1 (1) 1993 – 9 (8) 8 injured right knee 2-6
Chandler 4 1993 – 10 (9) 1993 – 11 (10) 2 * 1-1
Beuerlein 2 1993 – 13 (11) 1994 – 2 (2) 8 ineffective 4-4
Jim McMahon 1994 – 3 (3) 1994 – 3 (3) 1 injured legs;
ineffective
0-1
Jay Schroeder 1994 – 5 (4) 1994 – 6 (5) 2 ineffective 1-1
Beuerlein 3 1994 – 7 (6) 1994 – 11 (10) 5 torn medial meniscus in left knee 3-2
Schroeder 2 1994 – 12 (11) 1994 – 17 (16) 6 retired;
Cardinals signed Krieg as free agent
4-2
Dave Krieg 1995 – 1 (1) 1995 – 17 (16) 16 Cardinals signed Esiason as free agent;
Krieg released
4-12
Boomer Esiason 1996 – 1 (1) 1996 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective 0-3
Kent Graham 1996 – 4 (4) 1996 – 10 (9) 6 sprained left knee 3-3
Esiason 2 1996 – 11 (10) 1996 – 15 (14) 5 ineffective 8 3-2
Graham 2 1996 – 16 (15) 1997 – 7 (6) 8 injured right ankle 2-6
Stoney Case 1997 – 8 (7) 1997 – 8 (7) 1 ineffective;
Plummer 1997 2nd rounder
0-1
Jake Plummer 1997 – 9 (8) 1999 – 6 (6) 33 broken right ring finger 15-18
Dave M. Brown 1999 – 8 (7) 1999 – 12 (11) 5 * 3-2
Plummer 2 1999 – 13 (12) 2000 – 12 (11) 16 bruised ribs 4-12
Brown 2 2000 – 13 (12) 2000 – 13 (12) 1 * 0-1
Plummer 3 2000 – 14 (13) 2000 – 14 (13) 1 bruised ribs 0-1
Brown 3 2000 – 15 (14) 2000 – 15 (14) 1 * 0-1
Plummer 4 2000 – 16 (15) 2002 – 17 (16) 34 signed with Broncos as free agent;
Cardinals signed Blake as free agent
12-22
Jeff Blake 2003 – 1 (1) 2003 – 14 (13) 13 ineffective;
Cardinals wanted to evaluate McCown
3-10
Josh McCown 2003 – 15 (14) 2004 – 10 (9) 12 ineffective 5-7
Shaun King 2004 – 11 (10) 2004 – 12 (11) 2 ineffective 0-2
John Navarre 2004 – 13 (12) 2004 – 13 (12) 1 broken right ring finger 0-1
McCown 2 2004 – 14 (13) 2004 – 17 (16) 4 Cardinals signed Warner as free agent 2-2
Kurt Warner 2005 – 1 (1) 2005 – 3 (3) 3 strained groin 0-3
McCown 3 2005 – 4 (4) 2005 – 8 (7) 4 ineffective 2-2
Warner 2 2005 – 9 (8) 2005 – 15 (14) 7 injured right MCL 2-5
McCown 4 2005 – 16 (15) 2005 – 17 (16) 2 signed with Lions as free agent * 1-1
Warner 3 2006 – 1 (1) 2006 – 4 (4) 4 ineffective (10 fumbles, 5 interceptions in 4 games);
Leinart 2006 #10 overall
1-3
Matt Leinart 2006 – 5 (5) 2006 – 16 (15) 11 sprained left shoulder 4-7
Warner 4 2006 – 17 (16) 2006 – 17 (16) 1 * 0-1
Leinart 2 2007 – 1 (1) 2007 – 5 (5) 5 broken collarbone 3-2
Warner 5 2007 – 6 (6) 2009 – 11 (10) 41 eye sensitivity 24-17
Leinart 3 2009 – 12 (11) 2009 – 12 (11) 1 * 0-1
Warner 6 2009 – 13 (12) 2009 – D (18) 7 retired 4-3
Derek Anderson 2010 – 1 (1) 2010 – 4 (4) 4 ineffective 2-2
Max Hall 2010 – 5 (5) 2010 – 8 (7) 3 ineffective 1-2
Anderson 2 2010 – 9 (8) 2010 – 13 (12) 5 ineffective 0-5
John Skelton 2010 – 14 (13) 2010 – 17 (16) 4 Cardinals traded with Eagles for Kolb 2-2
Kevin Kolb 2011 – 1 (1) 2011 – 8 (7) 7 turf toe 1-6
Skelton 2 2011 – 9 (8) 2011 – 12 (11) 4 * 3-1
Kolb 2 2011 – 13 (12) 2011 – 14 (13) 2 concussion 2-0
Skelton 3 2011 – 15 (14) 2012 – 1 (1) 4 sprained right ankle * 3-1
Kolb 3 2012 – 2 (2) 2012 – 6 (6) 5 damaged rib cartilage 3-2
Skelton 4 2012 – 7 (7) 2012 – 11 (10) 4 ineffective 0-4
Ryan Lindley 2012 – 12 (11) 2012 – 13 (12) 2 ineffective 0-2
Skelton 5 2012 – 14 (13) 2012 – 14 (13) 1 ineffective (lost 58-0) 0-1
Lindley 2 2012 – 15 (14) 2012 – 16 (15) 2 ineffective 1-1
Brian Hoyer 2012 – 17 (16) 2012 – 17 (16) 1 Cardinals traded with Raiders for Palmer;
Hoyer released
0-1
Carson Palmer 2013 – 1 (1) 2014 – 1 (1) 17 injured right shoulder 11-6
Drew Stanton 2014 – 2 (2) 2014 – 5 (4) 3 * 2-1
Palmer 2 2014 – 6 (5) 2014 – 10 (9) 5 torn left ACL 5-0
Stanton 2 2014 – 11 (10) 2014 – 15 (14) 5 sprained right MCL and ACL 3-2
Lindley 3 2014 – 16 (15) 2014 – WC (17) 3 * 0-3
Palmer 3 2015 – 1 (1) 2016 – 4 (4) 22 concussion 15-7
Stanton 3 2016 – 5 (5) 2016 – 5 (5) 1 * 1-0
Palmer 4 2016 – 6 (6) 2017 – 7 (7) 18  broken left arm 8-9-1
Stanton 4 2016 – 9 (8) 2017 – 11 (10) 3 1-2

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Hardy was benched midway through the third quarter of the Week 2 game of the Eagles after throwing four interceptions and fumbling three times. Backup Frank Tripucka injured his knee three plays later; Hardy re-entered and threw four more interceptions.
2 McHan suspended two games and fined $3,000 for saying “he didn’t feel like playing” during 1956 Week 8 loss to Steelers.  Associated Press, November 21, 1956: “A reliable source said that McHan refused plays that were sent into the game Sunday; that he had gone against instructions from the bench before; and that at one stage of the game Sunday he refused to return to the field and only menacing gestures from teammates on the sidelines forced him in.”
3 Roach relieved in the second half and threw four touchdowns.
4 Johnson’s two-year Army hitch started in July 1967.  He spent the next two years commuting from his chemical research job in Virginia to St. Louis for every Wednesday practice and Sunday game.
5 Coach Bud Wilkinson refused Bidwell’s request to change quarterbacks and was fired.
6 Loyd was benched at halftime after being sacked 6 times while completing none of his 9 passes.  He never played another down in the NFL.
7 Lomax retired before the 1990 season without playing again.
8 Esiason would have earned between $300,000 and $350,000 in incentives had he played the final two games of the season.

Los Angeles Rams (1950-1994) / St. Louis Rams (1995-2015) / Los Angeles Rams (2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Norm Van Brocklin 1950 – 1 (1) 1950 – 1 (1) 1 1 0-1
Bob Waterfield 1950 – 2 (2) 1950 – 4 (4) 3 1 2-1
Van Brocklin 2 1950 – 5 (5) 1950 – 9 (9) 5 1 5-0
Waterfield 2 1950 – 10 (10) 1950 – 12 (12) 3 1 2-1
Van Brocklin 3 1950 – D (13) 1950 – D (13) 1 1 1-0
Waterfield 3 1950 – C (14) 1950 – C (14) 1 1 0-1
Van Brocklin 4 1951 – 1 (1) 1951 – 2 (2) 2 1 1-1
Waterfield 4 1951 – 3 (3) 1952 – 2 (2) 13 1 8-5
Van Brocklin 5 1952 – 3 (3) 1952 – 3 (3) 1 1 1-0
Waterfield 5 1952 – 4 (4) 1952 – 5 (5) 2 1 1-1
Van Brocklin 6 1952 – 6 (6) 1952 – 6 (6) 1 1 1-0
Waterfield 6 1952 – 7 (7) 1952 – 7 (7) 1 1 1-0
Van Brocklin 7 1952 – 8 (8) 1952 – 11 (11) 4 1 4-0
Waterfield 7 1952 – 12 (12) 1952 – 12 (12) 1 1 1-0
Van Brocklin 8 1952 – D (13) 1954 – 10 (10) 23 13-8-2
Billy Wade 1954 – 11 (11) 1954 – 11 (11) 1 0-1
Van Brocklin 9 1954 – 12 (12) 1956 – 1 (1) 15 ineffective 2 10-4-1
Wade 2 1956 – 2 (2) 1956 – 2 (2) 1 0-1
Van Brocklin 10 1956 – 3 (3) 1956 – 3 (3) 1 ineffective 0-1
Wade 3 1956 – 4 (4) 1956 – 5 (5) 2 0-2
Van Brocklin 11 1956 – 6 (6) 1956 – 6 (6) 1 ineffective 0-1
Wade 4 1956 – 7 (7) 1956 – 11 (11) 5 2-3
Van Brocklin 12 1956 – 12 (12) 1957 – 12 (12) 13 “retired”;
traded to Eagles
7-6
Wade 5 1958 – 1 (1) 1959 – 1 (1) 13 strained ligaments in knee 8-5
Frank Ryan 1959 – 2 (2) 1959 – 2 (2) 1 * 0-1
Wade 6 1959 – 3 (3) 1959 – 7 (7) 5 2-3
Ryan 2 1959 – 8 (8) 1959 – 9 (9) 2 0-2
Wade 7 1959 – 10 (10) 1960 – 3 (3) 6 0-6
Buddy Humphrey 1960 – 4 (4) 1960 – 4 (4) 1 0-1
Ryan 3 1960 – 5 (5) 1960 – 8 (8) 4 2-1-1
Wade 8 1960 – 9 (9) 1960 – 11 (10) 2 1-1
Ryan 4 1960 – 12 (11) 1960 – 12 (11) 1 injured 1-0
Wade 9 1960 – 13 (12) 1960 – 13 (12) 1 Wade traded to Bears for Bratkowski in 1961 offseason 0-1
Zeke Bratkowski 1961 – 1 (1) 1961 – 6 (6) 6 1-5
Ryan 5 1961 – 7 (7) 1961 – 9 (9) 3 2-1
Bratkowski 2 1961 – 10 (10) 1962 – 9 (9) 14 ineffective 2-12
Ron Miller 1962 – 10 (10) 1962 – 10 (10) 1 ineffective 0-1
Roman Gabriel 1962 – 11 (11) 1962 – 14 (14) 4 Baker drafted #1 overall 0-3-1
Terry Baker 1963 – 1 (1) 1963 – 1 (1) 1 ineffective 0-1
Bratkowski 3 1963 – 2 (2) 1963 – 5 (5) 4 ineffective 0-4
Gabriel 2 1963 – 6 (6) 1963 – 14 (14) 9 Gabriel injured knee in 1964 preseason;
Munson drafted #7 overall
5-4
Bill Munson 1964 – 1 (1) 1964 – 5 (5) 5 ineffective 2-2-1
Gabriel 3 1964 – 6 (6) 1964 – 11 (11) 6 ineffective 3-3
Munson 2 1964 – 12 (12) 1965 – 10 (10) 13 torn ligaments in right knee 1-11-1
Gabriel 4 1965 – 11 (11) 1972 – 1 (1) 91 right elbow tendinitis 61-25-5
Pete Beathard 1972 – 2 (2) 1972 – 3 (3) 2 * 0-1-1
Gabriel 5 1972 – 4 (4) 1972 – 14 (14) 11 Rams traded with Chargers for Hadl;
Gabriel traded to Eagles
5-6
John Hadl 1973 – 1 (1) 1974 – 5 (5) 20 ineffective;
traded to Packers after Week 6
15-5
James Harris 1974 – 6 (6) 1975 – 13 (13) 24 bruised shoulder 19-5
Ron Jaworski 1975 – 14 (14) 1975 – D (15) 2 * 2-0
Harris 2 1975 – C (16) 1975 – C (16) 1 broke right thumb in 1976 preseason 0-1
Jaworski 2 1976 – 1 (1) 1976 – 1 (1) 1 fractured right shoulder 1-0
Pat Haden 1976 – 2 (2) 1976 – 2 (2) 1 * 0-0-1
Harris 3 1976 – 3 (3) 1976 – 5 (5) 3 bruised right shoulder 2-1
Haden 2 1976 – 6 (6) 1976 – 6 (6) 1 concussion 1-0
Jaworski 3 1976 – 7 (7) 1976 – 7 (7) 1 * 1-0
Harris 4 1976 – 8 (8) 1976 – 9 (9) 2 ineffective 1-1
Haden 3 1976 – 10 (10) 1976 – C (16) 7 Rams signed Namath as free agent;
Harris traded to Chargers
5-2
Joe Namath 1977 – 1 (1) 1977 – 4 (4) 4 injured left knee;
ineffective
2-2
Haden 4 1977 – 5 (5) 1979 – 10 (10) 39 broken pinkie on right hand 26-13
Jeff Rutledge 1979 – 11 (11) 1979 – 11 (11) 1 ineffective 0-1
Vince Ferragamo 1979 – 12 (12) 1979 – SB (19) 8 * 6-2
Haden 5 1980 – 1 (1) 1980 – 1 (1) 1 broken thumb 0-1
Ferragamo 2 1980 – 2 (2) 1980 – WC (17) 16 signed with CFL Montreal Alouettes * 11-5
Haden 6 1981 – 1 (1) 1981 – 9 (9) 9 ineffective 5-4
Dan Pastorini 1981 – 10 (10) 1981 – 12 (12) 3 ineffective 0-3
Haden 7 1981 – 13 (13) 1981 – 14 (14) 2 injured cartilage in right knee 0-2
Pastorini 2 1981 – 15 (15) 1981 – 16 (16) 2 released;
Haden retired;
Rams traded with Colts for Jones
1-1
Bert Jones 1982 – 1 (1) 1982 – 12 (4) 4 pinch nerve in neck 1-3
Ferragamo 3 1982 – 13 (5) 1984 – 3 (3) 26 broken bone in right hand 12-14
Jeff Kemp 1984 – 4 (4) 1984 – WC (17) 14 Brock signed as free agent from CFL Hamilton Tiger Cats 9-5
Dieter Brock 1985 – 1 (1) 1985 – 9 (9) 9 kidney stone 8-1
Kemp 2 1985 – 10 (10) 1985 – 10 (10) 1 * 0-1
Brock 2 1985 – 11 (11) 1985 – C (18) 8 injured knee in 1986 preseason 4-4
Steve Bartkowski 1986 – 1 (1) 1986 – 4 (4) 4 injured right knee 3-1
Steve Dils 1986 – 5 (5) 1986 – 5 (5) 1 * 1-0
Bartkowski 2 1986 – 6 (6) 1986 – 7 (7) 2 injured right knee 1-1
Dils 2 1986 – 8 (8) 1986 – 11 (11) 4 ineffective;
Everett 1986 #3 overall acquired in September from Oilers
2-2
Jim Everett 1986 – 12 (12) 1987 – 2 (2) 8 strike 3 3-5
Dils 3 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 6 (5) 3 strike ended 1-2
Everett 2 1987 – 7 (6) 1987 – 15 (14) 9 bone chip in right foot 5-4
Dils 4 1987 – 16 (15) 1987 – 16 (15) 1 * 0-1
Everett 3 1988 – 1 (1) 1993 – 8 (7) 91 ineffective;
dispute with front office
39-52
T.J. Rubley 1993 – 9 (8) 1993 – 9 (8) 1 ineffective 0-1
Everett 4 1993 – 11 (9) 1993 – 12 (10) 2 ineffective;
dispute with front office
1-1
Rubley 2 1993 – 13 (11) 1993 – 18 (16) 6 Everett traded to Saints;
Rams signed Miller as free agent
2-4
Chris Miller 1994 – 1 (1) 1994 – 3 (3) 3 sore ribs/pinched nerve in right shoulder 1-2
Chris Chandler 1994 – 4 (4) 1994 – 5 (5) 2 * 1-1
C. Miller 2 1994 – 6 (6) 1994 – 8 (8) 3 concussion 1-2
Chandler 2 1994 – 10 (9) 1994 – 11 (10) 2 * 1-1
C. Miller 3 1994 – 12 (11) 1994 – 14 (13) 3 ineffective 0-3
Chandler 3 1994 – 15 (14) 1994 – 16 (15) 2 sore back 0-2
C. Miller 4 1994 – 17 (16) 1995 – 14 (13) 14 concussion 7-7
Mark Rypien 1995 – 15 (14) 1995 – 17 (16) 3 Rams signed Walsh as free agent 0-3
Steve Walsh 1996 – 1 (1) 1996 – 4 (3) 3 ineffective 1-2
Tony Banks 1996 – 5 (4) 1998 – 15 (14) 43 injured knee 14-29
Steve Bono 1998 – 16 (15) 1998 – 17 (16) 2 Rams signed Trent Green as free agent;
Green tore ligaments in left knee during 1999 preseason
0-2
Kurt Warner 1999 – 1 (1) 2000 – 8 (7) 26 broken pinkie on right hand 22-4
Trent Green 2000 – 9 (8) 2000 – 13 (12) 5 * 2-3
Warner 2 2000 – 14 (13) 2002 – 4 (4) 28 broken pinkie on right hand 18-10
Jamie Martin 2002 – 5 (5) 2002 – 5 (5) 1 bone bruise in left knee;
ineffective
0-1
Marc Bulger 2002 – 6 (6) 2002 – 11 (10) 5 sprained right index finger * 5-0
Warner 3 2002 – 12 (11) 2002 – 13 (12) 2 broken right hand 0-2
Martin 2 2002 – 14 (13) 2002 – 14 (13) 1 * 0-1
Bulger 2 2002 – 15 (14) 2002 – 16 (15) 2 compression fractures in upper back 1-1
Scott Covington 2002 – 17 (16) 2002 – 17 (16) 1 * 1-0
Warner 4 2003 – 1 (1) 2003 – 1 (1) 1 concussion 0-1
Bulger 3 2003 – 2 (2) 2004 – 13 (12) 28 injured right shoulder 18-10
Chandler 4 2004 – 14 (13) 2004 – 15 (14) 2 * 0-2
Bulger 4 2004 – 16 (15) 2005 – 6 (6) 10 injured right shoulder 5-5
Martin 3 2005 – 7 (7) 2005 – 8 (8) 2 * 2-0
Bulger 5 2005 – 10 (9) 2005 – 11 (10) 2 injured right shoulder/concussion 0-2
Martin 4 2005 – 12 (11) 2005 – 12 (11) 1 concussion 1-0
Ryan Fitzpatrick 2005 – 13 (12) 2005 – 15 (14) 3 ineffective 0-3
Martin 5 2005 – 16 (15) 2005 – 17 (16) 2 * 1-1
Bulger 6 2006 – 1 (1) 2007 – 4 (4) 20 cracked ribs 8-12
Gus Frerotte 2007 – 5 (5) 2007 – 6 (6) 2 * 0-2
Bulger 7 2007 – 7 (7) 2007 – 12 (11) 5 concussion 2-3
Frerotte 2 2007 – 13 (12) 2007 – 13 (12) 1 torn labrum in right shoulder 1-0
Brock Berlin 2007 – 14 (13) 2007 – 14 (13) 1 * 0-1
Bulger 8 2007 – 15 (14) 2008 – 3 (3) 6 ineffective 0-6
Green 2 2008 – 4 (4) 2008 – 4 (4) 1 ineffective 0-1
Bulger 9 2008 – 6 (5) 2009 – 3 (3) 15 bruised right rotator cuff 2-13
Kyle Boller 2009 – 4 (4) 2009 – 5 (5) 2 * 0-2
Bulger 10 2009 – 6 (6) 2009 – 11 (10) 5 fractured left shin bone 1-4
Boller 2 2009 – 12 (11) 2009 – 13 (12) 2 sore thigh 0-2
Keith Null 2009 – 14 (13) 2009 – 17 (16) 4 Bradford drafted #1 overall;
Null waived in 2010 preseason;
0-4
Sam Bradford 2010 – 1 (1) 2011 – 6 (5) 21 left high ankle sprain 7-14
A.J. Feeley 2011 – 7 (6) 2011 – 8 (7) 2 * 1-1
Bradford 2 2011 – 9 (8) 2011 – 12 (11) 4 left high ankle sprain 1-3
Feeley 2 2011 – 13 (12) 2011 – 13 (12) 1 fractured right thumb 0-1
Bradford 3 2011 – 14 (13) 2011 – 14 (13) 1 left high ankle sprain 0-1
Kellen Clemens 2011 – 15 (14) 2011 – 17 (16) 3 * 0-3
Bradford 4 2012 – 1 (1) 2013 – 7 (7) 23 torn left ACL 10-12-1
Clemens 2 2013 – 8 (8) 2013 – 17 (16) 9 signed with Chargers as free agent;
Bradford re-tore left ACL in 2014 preseason
4-5
Shaun Hill 2014 – 1 (1) 2014 – 1 (1) 1 strained left calf 0-1
Austin Davis 2014 – 2 (2) 2014 – 10 (9) 8 ineffective 3-5
Hill 2 2014 – 11 (10) 2014 – 17 (16) 7 signed with Vikings as free agent;
Bradford traded to Eagles for Foles
3-4
Nick Foles 2015 – 1 (1) 2015 – 10 (9) 9 ineffective 4-5
Case Keenum 2015 – 11 (10) 2015 – 11 (10) 1 concussion 0-1
Foles 2 2015 – 12 (11) 2015 – 13 (12) 2 * 0-2
Keenum 2 2015 – 14 (13) 2016 – 10 (9) 13 ineffective; Goff drafted #1 overall 7-6
Jared Goff 2016 – 11 (10) 2017 – 11 (10) 17 7-10

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 The Rams platooned Van Brocklin and Waterfield until Waterfield retired after the 1952 season.
2 Van Brocklin was benched after his first pass of the 1956 opener against the Eagles wobbled, was intercepted, and returned for a touchdown.  It turned out that Van Brocklin’s arm was hit on the pass, but Rams coach Sid Gillman stuck with Wade for another week anyway.
3 Dils was one of a dozen Rams regulars who did not strike.

San Francisco 49ers (1950-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Frankie Albert 1950 – 1 (1) 1951 – 11 (11) 23 9-13-1
Y.A. Tittle 1951 – 12 (12) 1951 – 12 (12) 1 1-0
Albert 2 1952 – 1 (1) 1952 – 1 (1) 1 1-0
Tittle 2 1952 – 2 (2) 1952 – 2 (2) 1 1-0
Albert 3 1952 – 3 (3) 1952 – 3 (3) 1 1-0
Tittle 3 1952 – 4 (4) 1952 – 4 (4) 1 1-0
Albert 4 1952 – 5 (5) 1952 – 6 (6) 2 1-1
Tittle 4 1952 – 7 (7) 1952 – 8 (8) 2 1-1
Albert 5 1952 – 9 (9) 1952 – 9 (9) 1 0-1
Tittle 5 1952 – 10 (10) 1952 – 10 (10) 1 0-1
Albert 6 1952 – 11 (11) 1952 – 12 (12) 2 retired 1-1
Tittle 6 1953 – 1 (1) 1953 – 3 (3) 3 fractured cheekbone 2-1
Jim Powers 1953 – 4 (4) 1953 – 5 (5) 2 * 1-1
Tittle 7 1953 – 6 (6) 1954 – 2 (2) 9 7-1-1
Jim Cason 1954 – 3 (3) 1954 – 3 (3) 1 1-0
Tittle 8 1954 – 4 (4) 1956 – 4 (4) 25 10-15
Earl Morrall 1956 – 5 (5) 1956 – 8 (8) 4 1-3
Tittle 9 1956 – 9 (9) 1957 – 11 (11) 15 pulled muscles in both legs 10-4-1
John Brodie 1957 – 12 (12) 1957 – 12 (12) 1 * 1-0
Tittle 10 1957 – D (13) 1957 – D (13) 1 0-1
Brodie 2 1958 – 1 (1) 1958 – 2 (2) 2 1-1
Tittle 11 1958 – 3 (3) 1958 – 3 (3) 1 injured 0-1
Brodie 3 1958 – 4 (4) 1958 – 7 (7) 4 * 2-2
Tittle 12 1958 – 8 (8) 1959 – 9 (9) 14 injured right knee 9-5
Brodie 4 1959 – 10 (10) 1959 – 11 (11) 2 * 1-1
Tittle 13 1959 – 12 (12) 1960 – 3 (3) 4 2-2
Brodie 5 1960 – 4 (4) 1960 – 5 (5) 2 0-2
Tittle 14 1960 – 6 (6) 1960 – 6 (6) 1 pulled groin 1-0
Brodie 6 1960 – 7 (7) 1963 – 3 (3) 37 hairline fracture of right arm 1 17-19-1
Bob Waters 1963 – 4 (4) 1963 – 5 (5) 2 ineffective 0-2
Lamar McHan 1963 – 6 (6) 1963 – 14 (14) 9 * 2-7
Brodie 7 1964 – 1 (1) 1964 – 8 (8) 8 ineffective (lost 37-7) 2-6
George Mira 1964 – 9 (9) 1964 – 10 (10) 2 separated shoulder 1-1
Brodie 8 1964 – 11 (11) 1965 – 7 (7) 11 separated left shoulder 4-7
Mira 2 1965 – 8 (8) 1965 – 8 (8) 1 * 0-1
Brodie 9 1965 – 9 (9) 1966 – 4 (3) 9 injured groin 4-3-2
Mira 3 1966 – 5 (4) 1966 – 5 (4) 1 * 1-0
Brodie 10 1966 – 6 (5) 1967 – 10 (10) 20 ineffective;
chance to evaluate rookie Spurrier
10-9-1
Steve Spurrier 1967 – 11 (11) 1967 – 12 (12) 2 ineffective 0-2
Mira 4 1967 – 13 (13) 1967 – 14 (14) 2 lost 1968 training camp battle 2-0
Brodie 11 1968 – 1 (1) 1969 – 5 (5) 19 injured right elbow 7-10-2
Spurrier 2 1969 – 6 (6) 1969 – 7 (7) 2 * 1-1
Brodie 12 1969 – 8 (8) 1969 – 12 (12) 5 strained knee 2-2-1
Spurrier 3 1969 – 13 (13) 1969 – 14 (14) 2 * 1-1
Brodie 13 1970 – 1 (1) 1972 – 5 (5) 37 sprained ankle 23-13-1
Spurrier 4 1972 – 6 (6) 1972 – 14 (14) 9 * 6-2-1
Brodie 14 1972 – D (15) 1973 – 4 (4) 5 ineffective 2-3
Spurrier 5 1973 – 5 (5) 1973 – 7 (7) 3 ineffective 2 1-2
Brodie 15 1973 – 8 (8) 1973 – 8 (8) 1 ineffective;
coach Dick Nolan wanted to get Reed experience
0-1
Joe Reed 1973 – 9 (9) 1973 – 11 (11) 3 ineffective 1-2
Spurrier 6 1973 – 12 (12) 1973 – 13 (13) 2 courtesy start for Brodie in final NFL game 1-1
Brodie 16 1973 – 14 (14) 1973 – 14 (14) 1 retired;
Spurrier separated shoulder in 1974 preseason
0-1
Reed 2 1974 – 1 (1) 1974 – 3 (3) 3 ineffective 2-1
Dennis Morrison 1974 – 4 (4) 1974 – 5 (5) 2 bruised ribs;
ineffective
0-2
Reed 3 1974 – 6 (6) 1974 – 6 (6) 1 ineffective 0-1
Tom Owen 1974 – 7 (7) 1974 – 7 (7) 1 ineffective 0-1
Norm Snead 1974 – 8 (8) 1974 – 8 (8) 1 injured knee 0-1
Owen 2 1974 – 9 (9) 1974 – 14 (14) 6 * 4-2
Snead 2 1975 – 1 (1) 1975 – 7 (7) 7 ineffective 3 2-5
Spurrier 7 1975 – 8 (8) 1975 – 13 (13) 6 ineffective 3 3-3
Owen 3 1975 – 14 (14) 1975 – 14 (14) 1 49ers traded Owen to Patriots for Plunkett 0-1
Jim Plunkett 1976 – 1 (1) 1976 – 11 (11) 11 pulled ribcage muscle 6-5
Scott Bull 1976 – 12 (12) 1976 – 12 (12) 1 * 1-0
Plunkett 2 1976 – 13 (13) 1976 – 13 (13) 1 ineffective 0-1
Bull 2 1976 – 14 (14) 1976 – 14 (14) 1 * 1-0
Plunkett 3 1977 – 1 (1) 1977 – 14 (14) 14 waived 5-9
Steve DeBerg 1978 – 1 (1) 1978 – 10 (10) 10 ineffective 1-9
Bull 3 1978 – 11 (11) 1978 – 15 (15) 5 ineffective 1-4
DeBerg 2 1978 – 16 (16) 1979 – 13 (13) 14 49ers 1-12;
coach Bill Walsh wanted single-game look at Montana
1-13
Joe Montana 1979 – 14 (14) 1979 – 14 (14) 1 * 0-1
DeBerg 3 1979 – 15 (15) 1980 – 6 (6) 8 ineffective 4-4
Montana 2 1980 – 7 (7) 1980 – 9 (9) 3 ineffective 0-3
DeBerg 4 1980 – 10 (10) 1980 – 12 (12) 3 ineffective 1-2
Montana 3 1980 – 13 (13) 1984 – 3 (3) 53 bruised ribs 35-18
Matt Cavanaugh 1984 – 4 (4) 1984 – 4 (4) 1 * 1-0
Montana 4 1984 – 5 (5) 1985 – 8 (8) 23 sore left shoulder 18-5
Cavanaugh 2 1985 – 9 (9) 1985 – 9 (9) 1 * 1-0
Montana 5 1985 – 10 (10) 1986 – 1 (1) 9 herniated disk in neck 6-3
Jeff Kemp 1986 – 2 (2) 1986 – 7 (7) 6 strained left hip 3-2-1
Mike Moroski 1986 – 8 (8) 1986 – 9 (9) 2 * 1-1
Montana 6 1986 – 10 (10) 1987 – 2 (2) 10 strike 6-4
Bob Gagliano 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 4 (3) 1 Montana crossed picket line two weeks early 1-0
Montana 7 1987 – 5 (4) 1987 – 9 (8) 5 bruised right index finger 5-0
Steve Young 1987 – 10 (9) 1987 – 10 (9) 1 concussion * 0-1
Montana 8 1987 – 11 (10) 1987 – 14 (13) 4 pulled hamstring 4-0
Young 2 1987 – 15 (14) 1987 – 16 (15) 2 * 2-0
Montana 9 1987 – D (16) 1988 – 1 (1) 2 sore elbow 1-1
Young 3 1988 – 2 (2) 1988 – 2 (2) 1 * 1-0
Montana 10 1988 – 3 (3) 1988 – 8 (8) 6 injured back 3-3
Young 4 1988 – 9 (9) 1988 – 10 (10) 2 * 1-1
Montana 11 1988 – 11 (11) 1989 – 5 (5) 14 sore elbow 11-3
Young 5 1989 – 6 (6) 1989 – 6 (6) 1 * 1-0
Montana 12 1989 – 7 (7) 1989 – 7 (7) 1 sprained ligament in left knee 1-0
Young 6 1989 – 8 (8) 1989 – 8 (8) 1 sprained right knee/ankle 1-0
Montana 13 1989 – 9 (9) 1989 – 14 (14) 6 injured ribs 5-1
Young 7 1989 – 15 (15) 1989 – 15 (15) 1 * 1-0
Montana 14 1989 – 16 (16) 1990 – 15 (14) 18 strained abdominal muscle 17-1
Young 8 1990 – 16 (15) 1990 – 16 (15) 1 * 0-1
Montana 15 1990 – 17 (16) 1990 – C (18) 3 torn tendon in right elbow 2-1
Young 9 1991 – 1 (1) 1991 – 10 (9) 9 torn ligaments in left knee 4-5
Steve Bono 1991 – 11 (10) 1991 – 16 (15) 6 sprained left knee 5-1
Young 10 1991 – 17 (16) 1995 – 7 (6) 62 bruised left (throwing) shoulder 47-15
Elvis Grbac 1995 – 8 (7) 1995 – 12 (11) 5 * 3-2
Young 11 1995 – 13 (12) 1996 – 4 (3) 9 strained groin 6-3
Grbac 2 1996 – 5 (4) 1996 – 7 (6) 3 * 2-1
Young 12 1996 – 8 (7) 1996 – 11 (10) 4 concussion 3-1
Grbac 3 1996 – 12 (11) 1996 – 12 (11) 1 4* 1-0
Young 13 1996 – 13 (12) 1997 – 1 (1) 8 concussion 5-3
Jim Druckenmiller 1997 – 2 (2) 1997 – 2 (2) 1 * 1-0
Young 14 1997 – 3 (3) 1998 – 9 (8) 24 strained abdominal muscle 19-5
Ty Detmer 1998 – 10 (9) 1998 – 10 (9) 1 * 1-0
Young 15 1998 – 11 (10) 1999 – 3 (3) 12 concussion 8-4
Jeff Garcia 1999 – 4 (4) 1999 – 9 (8) 5 ineffective 1-4
Steve Stenstrom 1999 – 10 (9) 1999 – 12 (11) 3 ineffective 0-3
Garcia 2 1999 – 13 (12) 2003 – 8 (8) 64 sprained left ankle 33-31
Tim Rattay 2003 – 9 (9) 2003 – 12 (11) 3 * 2-1
Garcia 3 2003 – 13 (12) 2003 – 17 (16) 5 waived 2-3
Rattay 2 2004 – 1 (1) 2004 – 1 (1) 1 separated right shoulder 0-1
Ken Dorsey 2004 – 2 (2) 2004 – 3 (3) 2 * 0-2
Rattay 3 2004 – 4 (4) 2004 – 6 (6) 3 injured right forearm 1-2
Dorsey 2 2004 – 8 (7) 2004 – 8 (7) 1 * 0-1
Rattay 4 2004 – 9 (8) 2004 – 13 (12) 5 torn plantar fascia in right foot 0-5
Dorsey 3 2004 – 14 (13) 2004 – 17 (16) 4 * 1-3
Rattay 5 2005 – 1 (1) 2005 – 4 (4) 4 ineffective;
Smith 2005 #1 overall
1-3
Alex Smith 2005 – 5 (5) 2005 – 7 (6) 2 strained ligaments in right knee 0-2
Dorsey 4 2005 – 8 (7) 2005 – 8 (7) 1 sprained left ankle 1-0
Cody Pickett 2005 – 9 (8) 2005 – 10 (9) 2 * 0-2
Dorsey 5 2005 – 11 (10) 2005 – 12 (11) 2 * 0-2
A. Smith 2 2005 – 13 (12) 2007 – 4 (4) 25 separated right shoulder 11-14
Trent Dilfer 2007 – 5 (5) 2007 – 7 (6) 2 * 0-2
A. Smith 3 2007 – 8 (7) 2007 – 10 (9) 3 separated right shoulder;
ineffective
0-3
Dilfer 2 2007 – 11 (10) 2007 – 14 (13) 4 concussion 1-3
Shaun Hill 2007 – 15 (14) 2007 – 16 (15) 2 fractured vertebrae in back 2-0
Chris Weinke 2007 – 17 (16) 2007 – 17 (16) 1 not re-signed 0-1
J.T. O’Sullivan 2008 – 1 (1) 2008 – 8 (8) 8 ineffective 2-6
Hill 2 2008 – 10 (9) 2009 – 7 (6) 14 ineffective 8-6
A. Smith 4 2009 – 8 (7) 2010 – 7 (7) 17 separated left shoulder 6-11
Troy Smith 2010 – 8 (8) 2010 – 13 (12) 5 ineffective 3-2
A. Smith 5 2010 – 14 (13) 2010 – 15 (14) 2 ineffective 1-1
T. Smith 2 2010 – 16 (15) 2010 – 16 (15) 1 ineffective 0-1
A. Smith 6 2010 – 17 (16) 2012 – 10 (9) 28 concussion 21-6-1
Colin Kaepernick 2012 – 11 (10) 2015 – 8 (8) 53 ineffective 31-22
Blaine Gabbert 2015 – 9 (9) 2016 – 5 (5) 13 ineffective 4-9
Kaepernick 2 2016 – 6 (6) 2016 – 17 (16) 11 player option declined; Hoyer signed as free agent 1-10
Brian Hoyer
2017 – 1 (1) 2017 – 6 (6) 6 ineffective 0-6
C.J. Beathard 2017 – 7 (1) 2017 – 10 (10) 4 1-3

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Brodie originally had broken his arm in an offseason car accident, not his first single-car accident to occur in the middle of the night.
2 Brodie had announced before Week 7 that he would be retiring after the season.
3 Pro Football Reference mistakenly lists Spurrier as the starter for Week 7 and Snead as the starter for Week 12.
4 San Francisco mayor Willie Brown called Grbac an “embarrassment to humankind” after Grbac’s two-interception relief appearance against the Cowboys in Week 11.

Seattle Seahawks (1976-2017)

Name stint Tenure [Year – Week (Game)]
Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record
Jim Zorn 1976 – 1 (1) 1977 – 2 (2) 16 torn ligament in left knee 2-14
Steve Myer 1977 – 3 (3) 1977 – 6 (6) 4 * 1-3
Zorn 2 1977 – 7 (7) 1981 – 13 (13) 69 broken left ankle 30-39
Dave Krieg 1981 – 14 (14) 1982 – 2 (2) 5 coach Jack Patera fired during 1982 strike;
Zorn promoted by interim coach Mike McCormack
2-3
Zorn 3 1982 – 11 (3) 1983 – 8 (8) 15 ineffective 8-7
Krieg 2 1983 – 9 (9) 1986 – 8 (8) 53 ineffective 33-20
Gale Gilbert 1986 – 9 (9) 1986 – 10 (10) 2 ineffective 0-2
Krieg 3 1986 – 11 (11) 1987 – 2 (2) 8 strike 6-2
Bruce Mathison 1987 – 4 (3) 1987 – 5 (4) 2 Kemp crossed picket line a week early 1-1
Jeff Kemp 1987 – 6 (5) 1987 – 6 (5) 1 strike ended * 1-0
Krieg 4 1987 – 7 (6) 1988 – 3 (3) 14 separated shoulder 8-6
Kemp 2 1988 – 4 (4) 1988 – 4 (4) 1 ineffective (1 of 12, 6 yards, 3 interceptions) 0-1
Kelly Stouffer 1988 – 5 (5) 1988 – 10 (10) 6 * 3-3
Krieg 5 1988 – 11 (11) 1989 – 10 (10) 17 ineffective 8-9
Stouffer 2 1989 – 11 (11) 1989 – 12 (12) 2 ineffective 0-2
Krieg 6 1989 – 13 (13) 1991 – 1 (1) 21 broken right thumb 1 12-9
Kemp 3 1991 – 2 (2) 1991 – 4 (4) 3 ineffective 1-2
Dan McGwire 1991 – 5 (5) 1991 – 5 (5) 1 inexperienced 1-0
Kemp 4 1991 – 6 (6) 1991 – 7 (7) 2 released * 1-1
Krieg 7 1991 – 8 (8) 1991 – 15 (14) 7 ineffective;
team eliminated from playoffs
3-4
Stouffer 3 1991 – 16 (15) 1991 – 16 (15) 1 sprained knee 0-1
Krieg 8 1991 – 17 (16) 1991 – 17 (16) 1 signed as Plan B free agent with Chiefs 1-0
Stouffer 4 1992 – 1 (1) 1992 – 5 (5) 5 dislocated left shoulder 1-4
McGwire 2 1992 – 6 (6) 1992 – 6 (6) 1 separated left shoulder/damaged hip 0-1
Stan Gelbaugh 1992 – 7 (7) 1992 – 11 (10) 4 * 0-4
Stouffer 5 1992 – 12 (11) 1992 – 13 (12) 2 ineffective 1-1
Gelbaugh 2 1992 – 14 (13) 1992 – 17 (16) 4 Seahawks drafted Mirer #2 overall 0-4
Rick Mirer 1993 – 1 (1) 1994 – 14 (13) 29 fractured left thumb 11-18
McGwire 3 1994 – 15 (14) 1994 – 17 (16) 3 * 1-2
Mirer 2 1995 – 1 (1) 1995 – 8 (7) 7 ineffective 2-5
John Friesz 1995 – 9 (8) 1995 – 9 (8) 1 separated left shoulder 0-1
Mirer 3 1995 – 10 (9) 1995 – 15 (14) 6 separated left shoulder 5-1
Friesz 2 1995 – 16 (15) 1995 – 17 (16) 2 Mirer reclaimed starting job in 1996 training camp 1-1
Mirer 4 1996 – 1 (1) 1996 – 5 (5) 5 ineffective 1-4
Friesz 3 1996 – 6 (6) 1996 – 12 (11) 6 broken right tibia 4-2
Mirer 5 1996 – 13 (12) 1996 – 16 (15) 4 bruised left knee 1-3
Gelbaugh 3 1996 – 17 (16) 1996 – 17 (16) 1 retired;
Mirer traded to Bears
1-0
Friesz 4 1997 – 1 (1) 1997 – 1 (1) 1 broken right thumb 0-1
Warren Moon 1997 – 2 (2) 1997 – 15 (14) 13 bruised ribs 6-7
Jon Kitna 1997 – 16 (15) 1997 – 16 (15) 1 * 1-0
Moon 2 1997 – 17 (16) 1998 – 6 (6) 7 cracked ribs 4-3
Friesz 5 1998 – 8 (7) 1998 – 8 (7) 1 * 1-0
Moon 3 1998 – 9 (8) 1998 – 12 (11) 4 ineffective 1-3
Kitna 2 1998 – 13 (12) 1999 – 1 (1) 6 sprained right foot 3-3
Glenn Foley 1999 – 2 (2) 1999 – 2 (2) 1 * 1-0
Kitna 3 1999 – 3 (3) 2000 – 5 (5) 20 ineffective 10-10
Brock Huard 2000 – 6 (6) 2000 – 8 (8) 3 concussion 0-3
Kitna 4 2000 – 9 (9) 2000 – 11 (11) 3 * 2-1
Huard 2 2000 – 13 (12) 2000 – 13 (12) 1 bruised kidney 0-1
Kitna 5 2000 – 14 (13) 2000 – 17 (16) 4 signed with Bengals as free agent 2-2
Matt Hasselbeck 2001 – 1 (1) 2001 – 3 (3) 3 pulled groin 1-2
Trent Dilfer 2001 – 4 (4) 2001 – 5 (5) 2 * 2-0
Hasselbeck 2 2001 – 7 (6) 2001 – 15 (14) 9 separated left shoulder 4-5
Dilfer 2 2001 – 16 (15) 2001 – 17 (16) 2 sprained right MCL in 2002 preseason 2-0
Hasselbeck 3 2002 – 1 (1) 2002 – 1 (1) 1 * 0-1
Dilfer 3 2002 – 2 (2) 2002 – 8 (7) 6 torn right Achilles tendon 2-4
Hasselbeck 4 2002 – 9 (8) 2004 – 10 (9) 35 sore right thigh 20-15
Dilfer 4 2004 – 11 (10) 2004 – 11 (10) 1 * 1-0
Hasselbeck 5 2004 – 12 (11) 2004 – 15 (14) 4 injured right elbow 1-3
Dilfer 5 2004 – 16 (15) 2004 – 16 (15) 1 * 1-0
Hasselbeck 6 2004 – 17 (16) 2006 – 7 (6) 27 strained ligament in right knee 20-7
Seneca Wallace 2006 – 8 (7) 2006 – 11 (10) 4 * 2-2
Hasselbeck 7 2006 – 12 (11) 2008 – 5 (4) 30 sore right knee 2 16-14
Charlie Frye 2008 – 6 (5) 2008 – 6 (5) 1 * 0-1
Wallace 2 2008 – 7 (6) 2008 – 10 (9) 4 * 1-3
Hasselbeck 8 2008 – 11 (10) 2008 – 13 (12) 3 sore back 0-3
Wallace 3 2008 – 14 (13) 2008 – 17 (16) 4 * 2-2
Hasselbeck 9 2009 – 1 (1) 2009 – 2 (2) 2 broken rib 1-1
Wallace 4 2009 – 3 (3) 2009 – 4 (4) 2 * 0-2
Hasselbeck 10 2009 – 5 (5) 2010 – 8 (7) 19 concussion 8-11
Charlie Whitehurst 2010 – 9 (8) 2010 – 9 (8) 1 * 0-1
Hasselbeck 11 2010 – 10 (9) 2010 – 16 (15) 7 strained lower back 2-5
Whitehurst 2 2010 – 17 (16) 2010 – 17 (16) 1 * 1-0
Hasselbeck 12 2010 – WC (17) 2010 – D (18) 2 signed with Titans as free agent 1-1
Tarvaris Jackson 2011 – 1 (1) 2011 – 5 (5) 5 strained pectoral muscle 2-3
Whitehurst 3 2011 – 7 (6) 2011 – 8 (7) 2 * 0-2
Jackson 2 2011 – 9 (8) 2011 – 17 (16) 9 Wilson 2012 3rd rounder 3 5-4
Russell Wilson 2012 – 1 (1) 2017 – 11 (10) 102 69-32-1

* Normal starter returned from injury/rest.
1 Stouffer separated his right shoulder during the 1991 preseason.
2 Backup QB Wallace missed the game with a sore right calf.
3 The Seahawks had signed the Packers’ Matt Flynn to a 3 year, $19.5 million free-agent contract, but Wilson beat him out in training camp. Flynn was traded to the Raiders for a 5th rounder the following offseason.

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