List of Detroit Lions starting quarterbacks

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These quarterbacks have started for the National Football League's Detroit Lions. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Lions.

Regular season[edit]

List of all Detroit Lions starting quarterbacks The number of games they started during the season is listed to the right:

Season(s)Quarterback(s)
2013Matthew Stafford (16)
2012Matthew Stafford (16)
2011Matthew Stafford (16)
2010Shaun Hill (10) / Matthew Stafford (3) / Drew Stanton (3)
2009Matthew Stafford (10) / Daunte Culpepper (5) / Drew Stanton (1)
2008Dan Orlovsky (7) / Daunte Culpepper (5) / Jon Kitna (4)
2007Jon Kitna (16)
2006Jon Kitna (16)
2005Joey Harrington (11) / Jeff Garcia (5)
2004Joey Harrington (16)
2003Joey Harrington (16)
2002Joey Harrington (12) / Mike McMahon (4)
2001Charlie Batch (9) / Ty Detmer (4) / Mike McMahon (3)
2000Charlie Batch (15) / Stoney Case (1)
1999Charlie Batch (10) / Gus Frerotte (6)
1998Charlie Batch (12) / Frank Reich (2) / Scott Mitchell (2)
1997Scott Mitchell (16)
1996Scott Mitchell (14) / Don Majkowski (2)
1995Scott Mitchell (16)
1994Scott Mitchell (9) / Dave Krieg (7)
1993Rodney Peete (10) / Erik Kramer (4) / Andre Ware (2)
1992Rodney Peete (10) / Erik Kramer (3) / Andre Ware (3)
1991Rodney Peete (8) / Erik Kramer (8)
1990Rodney Peete (11) / Bob Gagliano (4) / Andre Ware (1)
1989Rodney Peete (8) / Bob Gagliano (7) / Eric Hipple (1)
1988Rusty Hilger (9) / Chuck Long (7)
1987Chuck Long (12) / Todd Hons (3)
1986Eric Hipple (10) / Joe Ferguson (4) / Chuck Long (2)
1985Eric Hipple (15) / Joe Ferguson (1)
1984Gary Danielson (14) / John Witkowski (1) / Eric Hipple (1)
1983Eric Hipple (16)
1982Gary Danielson (5) / Eric Hipple (4)
1981Eric Hipple (10) / Gary Danielson (4) / Jeff Komlo (2)
1980Gary Danielson (16)
1979Jeff Komlo (16)
1978Gary Danielson (11) / Greg Landry (5)
1977Greg Landry (11) / Gary Danielson (2) / Joe Reed (1)
1976Greg Landry (12) / Joe Reed (2)
1975Joe Reed (8) / Bill Munson (3) / Greg Landry (3)
1974Greg Landry (14)
1973Greg Landry (7) / Bill Munson (7)
1972Greg Landry (14)
1971Greg Landry (14)
1970Bill Munson (8) / Greg Landry (6)
1969Bill Munson (7) / Greg Landry (7)
1968Bill Munson (12) / Greg Landry (2)
1967Karl Sweetan (8) / Milt Plum (6)
1966Karl Sweetan (8) / Milt Plum (6)
1965Milt Plum (11) / George Izo (3)
1964Milt Plum (11) / Earl Morrall (3)
1963Earl Morrall (11) / Milt Plum (3)
1962Milt Plum (14)
1961Jim Ninowski (8) / Earl Morrall (6)
1960Jim Ninowski (10) / Earl Morrall (2)
1959Tobin Rote (7) / Earl Morrall (5)
1958Tobin Rote (11) / Bobby Layne (1)
1957Bobby Layne (8) / Tobin Rote (4)
1956Bobby Layne (12)
1955Bobby Layne (10) / Harry Gilmer (2)
1954Bobby Layne (8) / Tom Dublinski (4)
1953Bobby Layne (11) / Tom Dublinski (1)
1952Bobby Layne (11) / Jim Hardy (1)
1951Bobby Layne (12)
1950Bobby Layne (12)
1949Fred Enke (7) / Frank Tripucka (4) / Clyde LeForce (1)
1948Fred Enke (10) / Clyde LeForce (2)
1947Clyde LeForce
1946Dave Ryan
1945Chuck Fenenbock
1944Frank Sinkwich
1943Frank Sinkwich
1942Harry Hopp
1941Byron "Whizzer" White
1940Byron "Whizzer" White
1939Dwight Sloan
1938Vern Huffman
1937Dutch Clark
1936Dutch Clark
1935Dutch Clark
1934Dutch Clark
1933Glenn Presnell
1932Dutch Clark
1931Glenn Presnell
1930Chuck Bennett