List of New York Jets starting quarterbacks

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

Starting quarterbacks[edit]

List of all New York Jets starting quarterbacks The number of games they started during the season is listed to the right:

Regular season[edit]

Season(s)Quarterback(s)
2014Geno Smith (8) / Michael Vick (1)
2013Geno Smith (16)
2012Mark Sanchez (15) / Greg McElroy (1)
2011Mark Sanchez (16)
2010Mark Sanchez (16)
2009Mark Sanchez (15) / Kellen Clemens (1)
2008Brett Favre (16)
2007Chad Pennington (8) / Kellen Clemens (8)
2006Chad Pennington (16)
2005Brooks Bollinger (9) / Vinny Testaverde (4) / Chad Pennington (3)
2004Chad Pennington (13) / Quincy Carter (3)
2003Chad Pennington (9) / Vinny Testaverde (7)
2002Chad Pennington (12) / Vinny Testaverde (4)
2001Vinny Testaverde (16)
2000Vinny Testaverde (16)
1999Ray Lucas (9) / Rick Mirer (6) / Vinny Testaverde (1)
1998Vinny Testaverde (13) / Glenn Foley (3)
1997Neil O'Donnell (14) / Glenn Foley (2)
1996Frank Reich (7) / Neil O'Donnell (6) / Glenn Foley (3)
1995Boomer Esiason (12) / Bubby Brister (4)
1994Boomer Esiason (14) / Jack Trudeau (2)
1993Boomer Esiason (16)
1992Browning Nagle (13) / Ken O'Brien (3)
1991Ken O'Brien (16)
1990Ken O'Brien (16)
1989Ken O'Brien (12) / Tony Eason (2) / Pat Ryan (1) / Kyle Mackey (1)
1988Ken O'Brien (12) / Pat Ryan (4)
1987Ken O'Brien (12) / David Norrie (2) / Pat Ryan (1)
1986Ken O'Brien (14) / Pat Ryan (2)
1985Ken O'Brien (16)
1984Pat Ryan (11) / Ken O'Brien (5)
1983Richard Todd (16)
1982Richard Todd (9)
1981Richard Todd (16)
1980Richard Todd (16)
1979Richard Todd (15) / Matt Robinson (1)
1978Matt Robinson (11) / Richard Todd (5)
1977Richard Todd (11) / Matt Robinson (1) / Marty Domres (2)
1976Joe Namath (8) / Richard Todd (6)
1975Joe Namath (13) / J.J. Jones (1)
1974Joe Namath (14)
1973Al Woodall (6) / Joe Namath (5) / Bill Demory (3)
1972Joe Namath (13) / Bob Davis (1)
1971Bob Davis (7) / Al Woodall (4) / Joe Namath (3)
1970Al Woodall (9) / Joe Namath (5)
1969Joe Namath (14)
1968Joe Namath (14)
1967Joe Namath (14)
1966Joe Namath (13) / Mike Taliaferro (1)
1965Joe Namath (9) / Mike Taliaferro (5)
1964Dick Wood (13) / Pete Liske (1)
1963Dick Wood (12) / Galen Hall (2)
1962Johnny Green (8) / Lee Grosscup (4) / Butch Songin (2)
1961Al Dorow (14)
1960Al Dorow (13) / Dick Jamieson (1)

Post-season[edit]

SeasonQuarterback(s)
1968Joe Namath (2-0)
1969Joe Namath (0-1)
1981Richard Todd (0-1)
1982Richard Todd (2-1)
1985Ken O'Brien (0-1)
1986Pat Ryan (1-1)
1991Ken O'Brien (0-1)
1998Vinny Testaverde (1-1)
2001Vinny Testaverde (0-1)
2002Chad Pennington (1-1)
2004Chad Pennington (1-1)
2006Chad Pennington (0-1)
2009Mark Sanchez (2-1)
2010Mark Sanchez (2-1)

Most games as starting quarterback[edit]

These quarterbacks have the most starts for the Jets in regular season games.

Name
GPGames played
GSGames started
WNumber of wins as starting quarterback
LNumber of losses as starting quarterback
TNumber of ties as starting quarterback
PctWinning Percentage as starting quarterback
NamePeriodGPGSWLT %
Namath, Joe1966-197613612560614.496
O'Brien, Ken1984-199212410650551.476
Todd, Richard1976-19831029442511.452
Sanchez, Mark2009-201262623329-.532
Testaverde, Vinny1998-2003, 200565613526-.574
Pennington, Chad2000-200769613229-.525

Team career passing records[edit]

NameCompAtt %YdsTDInt
O'Brien, Ken2,0393,46558.8%24,38612495
Namath, Joe1,8363,65550.2%27,057170215
Todd, Richard1,4332,62354.6%18,241110138
Pennington, Chad1,2591,91965.6%13,7388255
Testaverde, Vinny1,0941,85459.0%12,4977758
Sanchez, Mark1,0281,86755.1%12,0926869

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