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Brian Axel Hoyer[2] (born October 13, 1985) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots
New England Patriots
of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Michigan State. A journeyman quarterback, Hoyer has also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, and San Francisco 49ers.

Contents

1 Early years 2 College career

2.1 Statistics

3 Professional career

3.1 New England Patriots

3.1.1 2009 season 3.1.2 2010 season 3.1.3 2011 season 3.1.4 2012 season

3.2 Pittsburgh Steelers 3.3 Arizona Cardinals 3.4 Cleveland Browns

3.4.1 2013 season 3.4.2 2014 season

3.5 Houston Texans 3.6 Chicago Bears 3.7 San Francisco 49ers 3.8 New England Patriots
New England Patriots
(second stint) 3.9 Statistics

3.9.1 Regular season 3.9.2 Postseason

4 Personal life 5 References 6 External links

Early years[edit] Hoyer attended Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where he played both football and baseball for the Wildcats.[3] On the varsity baseball team, Hoyer played pitcher, infielder, and outfielder. In 2002, he compiled an 8–1 record with a 1.99 ERA as a sophomore. He was the winning pitcher in the 2002 Ohio Division I State Championship game allowing 2 earned runs in 6 innings pitched.[4] In football, Hoyer compiled a 16–7 record (.696) as a two-year starter for head coach Chuck Kyle. In 2002, he completed 131-of-263 passes (49.8%) for 2,130 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. In 2003, he completed 258-of-412 passes for 5,570 yards, 45 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while leading his team to a 9–3 record. He was named USA Today Prep Player of the Week for his performance against Shaker Heights High School. He was an Associated Press
Associated Press
Division I all-state selection as a senior. He participated in the 2004 Ohio All-Star Classic and the July 24 Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star Game.[4] College career[edit]

Hoyer (#7) during his tenure at Michigan State

Hoyer was redshirted by Michigan State University
Michigan State University
in 2004, where he earned Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week honors twice. In 2005, he saw action in five games in which he completed 15-of-23 passes (.652) for 167 yards and two touchdowns.[5] In a game against Illinois, he combined with Drew Stanton
Drew Stanton
to throw seven touchdown passes, which tied the Big Ten
Big Ten
single-game record.[6] In 2006, he played in eight games and completed 82-of-144 passes for 863 yards, had four touchdowns and three interceptions.[7] In 2007, Hoyer was an honorable mention All- Big Ten
Big Ten
selection. He completed 223-of-376 throws (.593) for 2,725 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions in 13 games. He had six 200-yard passing games.[8] In 2008, his senior year, he was listed among 26 preseason candidates for the 2008 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top senior quarterback. That year, he played in 13 games and completed 180-of-353 passes (.510) for 2,404 yards and nine touchdowns and nine interceptions.[9][4][10] Statistics[edit]

Year Team G Passing Rushing

Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD

2005 MSU 5 15 23 65.2 167 7.3 2 0 154.9 2 6 3.0 0

2006 MSU 8 82 144 56.9 863 6.0 4 3 112.3 13 −36 −2.8 0

2007 MSU 13 223 376 59.3 2,725 7.2 20 11 131.9 47 −105 −2.2 1

2008 MSU 13 180 353 51.0 2,404 6.8 9 9 111.5 44 −70 −1.6 1

Total 39 500 896 55.8 6,159 6.9 35 23 121.3 106 -205 -1.9 2

Source: sports-reference.com Professional career[edit] Hoyer was rated as the ninth best quarterback in the 2009 NFL Draft
2009 NFL Draft
by NFLDraftScout.com.[11]

Pre-draft measurables

Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad

6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 5.05 s 1.73 s 2.90 s 4.42 s 7.10 s 32 in (0.81 m) 9 ft 1 in (2.77 m)

All values from NFL Combine[11]

New England Patriots[edit]

Hoyer in 2009

2009 season[edit] Despite being invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, Hoyer was not selected in the 2009 NFL Draft. He signed immediately after the Draft with the New England Patriots. Hoyer debuted in the Patriots' preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, completing 11-of-19 passes for 112 yards.[12] In the preseason finale against the New York Giants, Hoyer played at quarterback the entire game, leading the team on a comeback after trailing 21–0 in the first quarter to a 38–27 win, completing 18-of-25 passes for 242 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions.[13]

Hoyer at Patriots training camp in 2009

Hoyer finished the preseason 29–of–44 for 354 yards, including one touchdown, with a 98.1 passer rating. Of the four quarterbacks behind Tom Brady
Tom Brady
during training camp, the Patriots released Matt Gutierrez, Kevin O'Connell, and Andrew Walter, leaving Hoyer as Brady's only backup when the Patriots made their final roster cuts on September 5. He made his professional debut on October 18, in the second half of a game against the Tennessee Titans. On his first drive, he was 5-for-5 for 35 yards, concluding it with a 1-yard rushing touchdown, which set a franchise record for points scored in the Patriots' 59–0 win.[14] In the regular season finale, against the Houston Texans, he appeared in the game and finished 8-of-12 for 71 passing yards.[15] 2010 season[edit] Hoyer entered the 2010 preseason as Brady's only backup. During the preseason, Hoyer completed 32-of-57 passes for 471 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception and four sacks. He saw his first action of the regular season late in a 34–14 loss to the Cleveland Browns, throwing his first career interception.[16] In Week 17, against the Miami Dolphins, he threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Tate
Brandon Tate
for his first professional touchdown pass.[17] 2011 season[edit] Although the Patriots drafted quarterback Ryan Mallett
Ryan Mallett
in the draft over the summer, Hoyer retained his role as Brady's primary backup. In the preseason, Hoyer threw for 296 yards on 25-of-42 passes with one touchdown and no interceptions. Hoyer saw only limited action during the 2011 season; his only pass attempt was the Patriots' final attempt of the 2011 regular season. The pass, which head coach Bill Belichick
Bill Belichick
asked offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien to call, was a 22-yard pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski to give Gronkowski the NFL record for receiving yards in a season by a tight end.[18][19] In the playoffs, the Patriots defeated the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round and the Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
in the AFC Championship Game to reach Super Bowl XLVI.[20][21] The Patriots went on to lose 21-17 to the New York Giants.[22] 2012 season[edit] On August 31, 2012, during final cuts, Hoyer was released by the Patriots.[23] He practiced with Saint Ignatius players while hoping for another team to sign him.[24] Pittsburgh Steelers[edit] On November 20, 2012, Hoyer signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
after injuries to starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger
and backup Byron Leftwich within a week of each other.[25] He served as the backup to Charlie Batch
Charlie Batch
in Weeks 12 and 13 against the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
and Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
respectively. He was released by the team on December 8, 2012.[26] Arizona Cardinals[edit] Hoyer was claimed on waivers by the Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
on December 10. He replaced Ryan Lindley
Ryan Lindley
in Week 16 against the Chicago Bears, and completed 11-of-19 passes for 105 yards and one interception.[27] On December 26, Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt
Ken Whisenhunt
announced that Hoyer would start the season finale against the San Francisco 49ers, making him the fourth starting quarterback for the Cardinals that season.[28] He finished the 27–13 loss 19-of-34 for 225 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception.[29] On May 12, 2013, Hoyer was released by the Cardinals.[30] Cleveland Browns[edit] 2013 season[edit]

Hoyer at Browns training camp in 2014

On May 16, he was signed by the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
to a two-year deal.[31] On September 18, in relief of then-starter Brandon Weeden, who was out with a thumb injury, the Browns skipped over second string Jason Campbell
Jason Campbell
and named him the starting quarterback for the Week 3 game against the Minnesota Vikings. He threw for 321 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions in the team's first win of the season.[32] It was announced later in the week that Hoyer would be the Browns' starting quarterback for Week 4 against the rival Cincinnati Bengals, as Weeden remained out with a thumb injury. Hoyer led the Browns to another win, completing 25-of-38 passes for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns, along with throwing no interceptions in a 17–6 victory.[33] The next day on September 30, Hoyer was named the starter for a third straight game, Thursday Night Football vs the Buffalo Bills. Despite being named starter for three straight games, Hoyer was not declared the official starter for the remainder of the 2013 season by Cleveland head coach Rob Chudzinski, who referred to the situation as "a week-to-week thing." He later added that, if Hoyer continued to exceed expectations, he would maintain his starting position. However, Hoyer sustained an ACL tear in the Thursday Night game versus the Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
ending his promising season.[34]

Hoyer (#6) with Connor Shaw
Connor Shaw
(#9) and Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel
(#2) in 2014

Hoyer under center in 2014

2014 season[edit] With the Browns' releases of Weeden and Campbell to free agency, Hoyer stated that he was confident that he would be the starting quarterback for the Browns, no matter who they would draft in 2014.[35] The Browns drafted Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel
with the 22nd overall pick, who was known as one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft. Hoyer did not take this as too much of a shock, stating "I don't want people to think I'm sitting at home pouting." Head Coach Mike Pettine
Mike Pettine
stated that Manziel would not simply be handed the job, leaving the starter position open to competition.[36] On August 20, 2014, Hoyer was tabbed the starting quarterback for the Browns to begin the 2014 season.[37] Through the first six weeks the Browns were 3–2, with the two heartbreaking losses coming on last-second scores, and Hoyer possessing a 7–1 TD:INT ratio. During Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans, Hoyer threw for 292 yards, 3 touchdowns, and an interception. Despite trailing 28–3, Hoyer led the Browns to 26 unanswered points, securing the win with a final score of 29–28.[38] It was the largest comeback victory in franchise history, and the largest for a road team in NFL history.[39] Hoyer led the Browns to a 6–3 start, the franchise's best nine game start since the team started 7–2 in the 1994 season. However, Hoyer struggled in the following four games, throwing only one touchdown while being intercepted eight times. As a result, the Browns lost 3 of those 4 games to fall to 7–6 on the season, jeopardizing their playoff hopes. In a Week 14 home loss to the Indianpolis Colts, Hoyer was 14/31 for 140 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.[40] He was repeatedly booed by fans throughout the game, and was heavily criticized for his performance following the loss. Through 13 games on the season, Hoyer had 11 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. Hoyer's struggles in this 1–3 stretch led many fans, pundits, and analysts to call for the quarterback to be benched in favor of rookie Johnny Manziel. On December 9, 2014, the Browns announced that Johnny Manziel would start in Week 15 against the Bengals in place of Hoyer.[41] Manziel was injured in the 2nd quarter of the Browns' matchup against the Panthers, and Hoyer entered the game. He threw one touchdown and one interception while going 7/13 with 153 passing yards. In the fourth quarter, he threw an 81-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jordan Cameron to put the Browns up 13–10. However, the Panthers regained the lead on the next drive and went on to win the game 17–13.[42] After the season, Hoyer's contract expired and he became a free agent. Houston Texans[edit] On March 11, 2015, Hoyer signed a two-year, $10.5 million contract with the Houston Texans.[43][44] On August 24, he was named the starter for the regular season over former Patriots teammate Ryan Mallett. In the first game of the 2015 season, with Houston trailing the Kansas City Chiefs 27–9, Hoyer was benched in the fourth quarter in favor of Mallett.[45] On September 17, head coach Bill O'Brien announced that Hoyer would be benched in favor of Mallett for the second game of the season against the Carolina Panthers. In Week 5, during a matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, Mallett was injured and was replaced by Hoyer for the remainder of the game. Hoyer threw for 2 touchdowns but also threw a costly interception to give the Colts a 27–20 victory.[46] Hoyer was then announced as the starter for the next game against the Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
by head coach Bill O'Brien. Hoyer led the Texans to a 31–20 victory over the Jaguars and was announced by O'Brien as the starter going forward.[47] On January 3, 2016, Hoyer led the Texans to their first playoff berth and AFC South title since 2012 with a 30–6 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Texans played in the first AFC Wild Card game against the Kansas City Chiefs, where Hoyer struggled, throwing for 136 passing yards and four interceptions.[48] The Texans were shut out by the Chiefs 30–0.[49] Hoyer was released by the Texans on April 17, 2016.[50] Chicago Bears[edit] On April 30, 2016, Hoyer agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Chicago Bears.[51] After an injury to starting quarterback Jay Cutler in Week 2, Hoyer started the Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys and threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns in a 31–17 loss.[52] The following week, Hoyer threw two touchdowns for 302 yards in a 17–14 victory over the Detroit Lions.[53] A week later in a 29–23 loss to the Colts, he threw for a career-high 397 yards, the most by a Bears quarterback since Jim Miller threw for 422 yards in 1999 and the fifth-most in Bears history. Hoyer also joined Josh McCown as the only Bears quarterbacks to throw for at least 300 yards in three straight games[54] and later became the first to do so in four consecutive games after throwing for 302 yards in a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.[55] Hoyer broke his left arm during the second quarter of a game against the Green Bay Packers on October 20, 2016.[56] He was placed on injured reserve on October 24, 2016 after having surgery on his left arm, and was reported to be out at least eight weeks.[57] San Francisco 49ers[edit] On March 9, 2017, Hoyer signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[58] Hoyer started the first six games of the season for the 49ers. Through the first five games, Hoyer had completed 59 percent of his passes for 4 touchdowns and 4 interceptions as the 49ers lost all 5 games.[59] During Hoyer's sixth start in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins, he was benched in favor of rookie C. J. Beathard during the second quarter after completing 4 of 11 passes for 34 yards. After the game, Beathard was named the 49ers starter.[60] On October 30, 2017, Hoyer was released by the 49ers following the acquisition of Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo
in a trade with the Patriots.[61] It was also reported that Hoyer was originally part of the trade, but the Patriots did not want him included due to compensatory draft pick reasons.[62][63] New England Patriots
New England Patriots
(second stint)[edit] On November 1, 2017, Hoyer signed a three-year contract to return to the Patriots to be the backup to Tom Brady, with whom he started his career.[64] On November 12, 2017, Hoyer was brought in to end the game after the Patriots led the Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
by more than 20 points. Hoyer completed 3 of 3 passes for 37 yards as the Patriots won 41-16.[65] In the regular season finale on December 31, 2017, Hoyer was brought in to end the game after the Patriots led the New York Jets by 20 points. Hoyer completed 1 of 3 passes for 5 yards as the Patriots won 26-6.[66] On January 13, 2018, Hoyer appeared late in the Patriots' 35-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans to kneel down in the victory formation. It was his second appearance in a playoff game.[67] The Patriots would go on to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
in the AFC Championship Game to advance to Super Bowl LII
Super Bowl LII
where they would go on to lose to the Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
by a score of 41-33.[68][69] Statistics[edit] Regular season[edit]

Year Team G GS Passing Rushing Sacked Fumbles

Comp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Sack Yds Fum Lost

2009 NE 5 0 19 27 70.4 142 5.3 0 0 82.6 10 25 2.5 1 2 18 0 0

2010 NE 5 0 7 15 46.7 122 8.1 1 1 69.3 10 −8 −0.8 0 0 0 0 0

2011 NE 3 0 1 1 100.0 22 22.0 0 0 118.8 4 −3 −0.8 0 0 0 0 0

2012 PIT 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0

ARZ 2 1 30 53 56.6 330 6.2 1 2 65.8 0 0 0.0 0 4 30 1 0

2013 CLE 3 3 57 96 59.4 615 6.4 5 3 82.6 6 16 2.7 0 6 48 0 0

2014 CLE 14 13 242 438 55.3 3,326 7.6 12 13 76.5 24 39 1.6 0 18 121 4 1

2015 HOU 11 9 224 369 60.7 2,606 7.1 19 7 91.4 15 44 2.9 0 25 185 6 2

2016 CHI 6 5 134 200 67.0 1,445 7.2 6 0 98.0 7 -2 -0.3 0 4 18 3 1

2017 SF 6 6 119 205 58.0 1,245 6.1 4 4 74.1 5 7 1.4 1 16 112 3 1

NE 5 0 4 6 66.7 42 12.3 0 0 86.8 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0

Total 60 37 837 1,410 59.4 9,895 7.0 48 30 83.4 86 121 1.4 2 81 571 17 5

Source: NFL.com Postseason[edit]

Year Team G GS Passing Rushing Sacked Fumbles

Comp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Sack Yds Fum Lost

2015 HOU 1 1 15 34 44.1 136 4.0 0 4 15.9 1 -1 -1 0 3 24 2 1

2017 NE 1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - 3 -1 -0.3 0 0 0 0 0

Total 2 1 15 34 44.1 136 4.0 0 4 15.9 4 -2 -0.5 0 3 24 2 1

Personal life[edit] Hoyer is married to his high school sweetheart Lauren Scrivens. The couple have one son, Garrett, and one daughter, Cameron.[24] References[edit]

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2 Brian Hoyer 3 Stephen Gostkowski 6 Ryan Allen 11 Julian Edelman 12 Tom Brady 13 Phillip Dorsett 15 Chris Hogan 18 Matthew Slater 19 Malcolm Mitchell 22 Jomal Wiltz 23 Patrick Chung 24 Stephon Gilmore 25 Eric Rowe 26 David Jones 27 Ryan Lewis 28 James White 30 Duron Harmon 31 Jonathan Jones 32 Devin McCourty 34 Rex Burkhead 35 Mike Gillislee 36 Brandon King 37 Jordan Richards 38 Brandon Bolden 39 Damarius Travis 41 Cyrus Jones 42 Keionta Davis 43 Nate Ebner 46 James Develin 47 Jacob Hollister 48 Harvey Langi 49 Joe Cardona 50 Nicholas Grigsby 52 Elandon Roberts 53 Kyle Van Noy 54 Dont'a Hightower 55 Eric Lee 59 Marquis Flowers 60 David Andrews 61 Marcus Cannon 62 Joe Thuney 63 Antonio Garcia 64 James Ferentz 68 LaAdrian Waddle 69 Shaq Mason 70 Adam Butler 72 Jason King 74 Cole Croston 75 Ted Karras 76 Andrew Jelks 81 Cody Hollister 82 Will Tye 83 Dwayne Allen 84 Riley McCarron 85 Kenny Britt 87 Rob Gronkowski 90 Malcom Brown 91 Deatrich Wise Jr. 93 Lawrence Guy 95 Derek Rivers 96 Geneo Grissom 98 Trey Flowers 99 Vincent Valentine -- Luke Bowanko -- Adrian Clayborn -- Jeremy Hill -- Jordan Matthews -- Jason McCourty -- Troy Niklas -- Cordarrelle Patterson -- Danny Shelton -- Matt Tobin

AFC East BUF MIA NE NYJ North BAL CIN CLE PIT South HOU IND JAX TEN West DEN KC LAC OAK

NFC East DAL NYG PHI WAS North CHI DET GB MIN South ATL CAR NO TB West ARI LAR SF SEA

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Michigan State Spartans starting quarterbacks

Morrall Smith Juday Raye Feraco Triplett Rasmussen Mihaiu Baggett Smith Clark Leister Brown Yarema McAllister Enos Miller Banks Schultz Burke Van Dyke Smoker Dowdell Stanton Hoyer Cousins Nichol Maxwell Cook O'Connor Lewerke Terry

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Chicago / St. Louis / Phoenix / Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
starting quarterbacks

Paddy Driscoll (1920–1925) Arnold Horween
Arnold Horween
(1922–1924) Hal Erickson (1926–1928) Roddy Lamb (1927) Don Hill (1929) Bunny Belden (1930) Walt Holmer (1931–1932) Joe Lillard (1933) Phil Sarboe (1934–1935) Pug Vaughan (1936) Pat Coffee (1937) Jack Robbins (1938–1939) Hugh McCullough (1940) Ray Mallouf (1941) Bud Schwenk (1942) Ronnie Cahill (1943) John Grigas (1944) Vince Oliver (1945) Paul Collins (1945) Paul Christman
Paul Christman
(1945–1949) Ray Mallouf (1948) Virgil Eikenberg (1948) Jim Hardy
Jim Hardy
(1949–1951) Frank Tripucka
Frank Tripucka
(1950–1952) Charley Trippi
Charley Trippi
(1951–1952) Don Panciera (1952) Jim Root (1953, 1956) Steve Romanik (1953–1954) Ray Nagel (1953) Lamar McHan (1954–1958) Ogden Compton (1955) Mack Reynolds (1958) King Hill (1959–1960) John Roach (1959–1960) George Izo (1960) Sam Etcheverry
Sam Etcheverry
(1961–1962) Ralph Guglielmi
Ralph Guglielmi
(1961) Charley Johnson (1962–1966, 1968–1969) Buddy Humphrey (1965) Terry Nofsinger (1966) Jim Hart (1967–1981, 1983) Gary Keithley (1973) Pete Beathard (1971) Tim Van Galder (1972) Gary Cuozzo (1972) Steve Pisarkiewicz (1978–1979) Mike Loyd (1980) Neil Lomax (1981–1988) Cliff Stoudt (1986, 1988) Shawn Halloran (1987) Sammy Garza (1987) Gary Hogeboom (1989) Tom Tupa (1989, 1991) Timm Rosenbach (1989–1990, 1992) Stan Gelbaugh (1991) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1991–1993) Steve Beuerlein (1993–1994) Jay Schroeder
Jay Schroeder
(1994) Jim McMahon
Jim McMahon
(1994) Dave Krieg (1995) Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
(1996) Kent Graham (1996–1997) Jake Plummer
Jake Plummer
(1997–2002) Stoney Case (1997) Dave Brown (1999–2000) Jeff Blake (2003) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2003–2005) Shaun King (2004) John Navarre (2004) Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
(2005–2009) Matt Leinart
Matt Leinart
(2006–2007, 2009) Derek Anderson (2010) John Skelton (2010–2012) Max Hall
Max Hall
(2010) Kevin Kolb
Kevin Kolb
(2011–2012) Ryan Lindley
Ryan Lindley
(2012, 2014) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2012) Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer
(2013–2017) Drew Stanton
Drew Stanton
(2014, 2016–present) Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert
(2017)

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Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
starting quarterbacks

Cliff Lewis (1946–1947, 1949) Otto Graham
Otto Graham
(1946–1955) George Ratterman
George Ratterman
(1953–1956) Babe Parilli
Babe Parilli
(1956) Tommy O'Connell
Tommy O'Connell
(1956–1957) Milt Plum (1957–1961) Len Dawson
Len Dawson
(1961) Jim Ninowski (1962–1963, 1965) Frank Ryan (1962–1968) Gary Lane (1967) Bill Nelsen (1968–1972) Mike Phipps
Mike Phipps
(1970–1976) Don Gault (1970) Brian Sipe
Brian Sipe
(1974–1983) Will Cureton (1975) Dave Mays (1977) Terry Luck (1977) Paul McDonald (1982–1984) Gary Danielson
Gary Danielson
(1985–1988) Bernie Kosar
Bernie Kosar
(1985–1993) Jeff Christensen (1987) Mike Pagel (1988, 1990) Don Strock (1988) Mike Tomczak (1992) Todd Philcox (1992–1993) Vinny Testaverde
Vinny Testaverde
(1993–1995) Mark Rypien
Mark Rypien
(1994) Eric Zeier
Eric Zeier
(1995) Ty Detmer
Ty Detmer
(1999) Tim Couch (1999–2003) Doug Pederson
Doug Pederson
(2000) Spergon Wynn (2000) Kelly Holcomb (2002–2004) Jeff Garcia
Jeff Garcia
(2004) Luke McCown
Luke McCown
(2004) Trent Dilfer
Trent Dilfer
(2005) Charlie Frye
Charlie Frye
(2005–2007) Derek Anderson (2006–2009) Brady Quinn
Brady Quinn
(2008–2009) Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey
(2008) Bruce Gradkowski
Bruce Gradkowski
(2008) Jake Delhomme
Jake Delhomme
(2010) Seneca Wallace
Seneca Wallace
(2010–2011) Colt McCoy
Colt McCoy
(2010–2011) Brandon Weeden
Brandon Weeden
(2012–2013) Thad Lewis
Thad Lewis
(2012) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2013–2014) Jason Campbell
Jason Campbell
(2013) Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel
(2014–2015) Connor Shaw
Connor Shaw
(2014) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2015–2016) Austin Davis
Austin Davis
(2015) Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III
(2016) Cody Kessler
Cody Kessler
(2016) DeShone Kizer
DeShone Kizer
(2017) Kevin Hogan
Kevin Hogan
(2017)

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Houston Texans
Houston Texans
starting quarterbacks

David Carr (2002–2006) Tony Banks (2003) Dave Ragone
Dave Ragone
(2003) Matt Schaub
Matt Schaub
(2007–2013) Sage Rosenfels
Sage Rosenfels
(2007–2008) Matt Leinart
Matt Leinart
(2011) T. J. Yates
T. J. Yates
(2011, 2015, 2017–present) Case Keenum
Case Keenum
(2013–2014) Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick
(2014) Ryan Mallett
Ryan Mallett
(2014–2015) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2015) Brandon Weeden
Brandon Weeden
(2015) Brock Osweiler
Brock Osweiler
(2016) Tom Savage (2016–2017) Deshaun Watson
Deshaun Watson
(2017)

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Decatur Staleys / Chicago Staleys / Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
starting quarterbacks

Pard Pearce (1920–1921) Chuck Dressen (1920) Jimmy Conzelman (1920) Joey Sternaman (1922–1925, 1927–1929) Johnny Bryan (1923) Milton Romney (1926) Paddy Driscoll (1926–1929) Edward Sternaman (1927) Carl Brumbaugh (1930–1936) Keith Molesworth (1932–1936) Bernie Masterson
Bernie Masterson
(1935–1940) Ray Buivid (1937–1938) Gene Ronzani
Gene Ronzani
(1937–1938, 1944–1945) Sid Luckman
Sid Luckman
(1939–1949) Charlie O'Rourke (1942) Bob Snyder (1943) Johnny Long (1944) Al Grygo (1945) Tom Farris (1946) Noah Mullins (1946–1948) Mike Jarmoluk
Mike Jarmoluk
(1947) Mike Holovak
Mike Holovak
(1947) Ed Sprinkle
Ed Sprinkle
(1948) Dick Flanagan (1948) Johnny Lujack
Johnny Lujack
(1949–1951) George Blanda
George Blanda
(1949, 1952–1954) Bob Perina
Bob Perina
(1949) Steve Romanik (1951–1952) Bob Williams (1952) Zeke Bratkowski
Zeke Bratkowski
(1954, 1957–1960) Ed Brown (1955–1961) Bill Wade
Bill Wade
(1961–1965) Rudy Bukich
Rudy Bukich
(1964–1966) Jack Concannon
Jack Concannon
(1967–1971) Larry Rakestraw (1967–1968) Bobby Douglass (1969–1975) Virgil Carter (1968–1969) Kent Nix (1971) Gary Huff (1973–1975) Bob Avellini (1975–1979, 1982, 1984) Mike Phipps
Mike Phipps
(1978–1980) Vince Evans (1979–1981, 1983) Jim McMahon
Jim McMahon
(1982–1988) Steve Fuller (1984–1986) Rusty Lisch (1984) Greg Landry (1984) Mike Tomczak (1986–1990) Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie
(1986) Mike Hohensee
Mike Hohensee
(1987) Steve Bradley (1987) Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh
(1988–1993) Peter Tom Willis (1992–1993) Will Furrer (1992) Steve Walsh (1994) Erik Kramer (1994–1998) Dave Krieg (1996) Rick Mirer (1997) Steve Stenstrom (1998) Moses Moreno (1998) Shane Matthews (1999–2000) Cade McNown
Cade McNown
(1999–2000) Jim Miller (1999–2002) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(2002–2003) Henry Burris
Henry Burris
(2002) Kordell Stewart (2003) Rex Grossman
Rex Grossman
(2003–2008) Craig Krenzel (2004) Chad Hutchinson (2004) Jonathan Quinn (2004) Kyle Orton
Kyle Orton
(2005, 2007–2008) Brian Griese
Brian Griese
(2007) Jay Cutler (2009–2016) Todd Collins (2010) Caleb Hanie
Caleb Hanie
(2011) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2011, 2013) Jason Campbell
Jason Campbell
(2012) Jimmy Clausen
Jimmy Clausen
(2014–2015) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2016) Matt Barkley
Matt Barkley
(2016) Mike Glennon (2017) Mitchell Trubisky
Mitchell Trubisky
(2017–present)

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San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
starting quarterbacks

Frankie Albert
Frankie Albert
(1946–1952) Y. A. Tittle
Y. A. Tittle
(1951–1960) Jim Powers (1953) Jim Cason (1954) Earl Morrall
Earl Morrall
(1956) John Brodie
John Brodie
(1957–1973) Lamar McHan (1963) Bob Waters (1963) George Mira
George Mira
(1964–1967) Steve Spurrier
Steve Spurrier
(1967, 1969, 1972–1973, 1975) Joe Reed (1973–1974) Tom Owen (1974–1975) Dennis Morrison (1974) Norm Snead (1974–1975) Jim Plunkett (1976–1977) Scott Bull (1976, 1978) Steve DeBerg (1978–1980) Joe Montana
Joe Montana
(1979–1990) Matt Cavanaugh
Matt Cavanaugh
(1984–1985) Jeff Kemp (1986) Mike Moroski (1986) Steve Young
Steve Young
(1987–1999) Bob Gagliano (1987) Steve Bono
Steve Bono
(1991) Elvis Grbac
Elvis Grbac
(1995–1996) Jim Druckenmiller (1997) Ty Detmer
Ty Detmer
(1998) Steve Stenstrom (1999) Jeff Garcia
Jeff Garcia
(1999–2003) Tim Rattay (2003–2005) Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey
(2004–2005) Alex Smith
Alex Smith
(2005–2007, 2009–2012) Cody Pickett
Cody Pickett
(2005) Trent Dilfer
Trent Dilfer
(2007) Shaun Hill
Shaun Hill
(2007–2009) Chris Weinke (2007) J. T. O'Sullivan
J. T. O'Sullivan
(2008) Troy Smith
Troy Smith
(2010) Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick
(2012–2016) Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert
(2015–2016) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2017) C. J. Beathard
C. J. Beathard
(2017) Jimmy Garoppol

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