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Karl Robert Sweetan (October 2, 1942 in Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas
– July 2, 2000, in Las Vegas, Nevada) was a professional NFL
NFL
quarterback who played in five NFL
NFL
seasons from 1966 to 1970 for 3 different teams. He is tied with several other players for the record longest pass completion (99 yards to Pat Studstill on October 16, 1966) against the Colts. However, the Lions lost 45-14 in front of 60,238 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. It is notable that he was the first non-Redskins quarterback to accomplish this feat. He was the Lions starting quarterback during the filming of the movie Paper Lion.[1] He also saw playing time in the Canadian Football League
Canadian Football League
with the 1964 Toronto Argonauts. Sweetan also gained notoriety of sorts later when it was alleged that he tried to sell an NFL
NFL
football playbook to another team; however, the charge was not proven.[2] References[edit]

^ Karl Sweetan – The Internet Movie Database. ^ Maule, Tex. "Would You Buy A Used Playbook From This Man?" Sports Illustrated, July 24, 1972.

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Portsmouth Spartans / Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
starting quarterbacks

Chuck Bennett (1930) Glenn Presnell
Glenn Presnell
(1931–1933) Dutch Clark
Dutch Clark
(1932–1937) Vern Huffman
Vern Huffman
(1938) Dwight Sloan (1939) Byron White
Byron White
(1940–1941) Harry Hopp (1942) Frank Sinkwich
Frank Sinkwich
(1943–1944) Chuck Fenenbock (1945) Dave Ryan (1946) Clyde LeForce (1947–1949) Fred Enke (1948–1949) Frank Tripucka
Frank Tripucka
(1949) Bobby Layne
Bobby Layne
(1950–1958) Jim Hardy
Jim Hardy
(1952) Tom Dublinski (1953–1954) Harry Gilmer
Harry Gilmer
(1955) Tobin Rote
Tobin Rote
(1957–1959) Earl Morrall
Earl Morrall
(1959–1961, 1963–1964) Jim Ninowski (1960–1961) Milt Plum (1962–1967) George Izo (1965) Karl Sweetan (1966–1967) Bill Munson (1968–1970, 1973–1975) Greg Landry (1968–1978) Joe Reed (1975–1977, 1979) Gary Danielson
Gary Danielson
(1977–1978, 1980–1982, 1984) Jeff Komlo (1979, 1981) Eric Hipple
Eric Hipple
(1981–1986, 1989) John Witkowski (1984) Joe Ferguson (1985–1986) Chuck Long (1986–1988) Todd Hons (1987) Rusty Hilger (1988) Bob Gagliano (1989–1990) Rodney Peete
Rodney Peete
(1989–1993) Andre Ware
Andre Ware
(1990, 1992–1993) Erik Kramer (1991–1993) Dave Krieg (1994) Scott Mitchell (1994–1998) Don Majkowski
Don Majkowski
(1996) Charlie Batch
Charlie Batch
(1998–2001) Frank Reich (1998) Gus Frerotte
Gus Frerotte
(1999) Stoney Case (2000) Ty Detmer
Ty Detmer
(2001) Mike McMahon (2001–2002) Joey Harrington (2002–2005) Jeff Garcia
Jeff Garcia
(2005) Jon Kitna
Jon Kitna
(2006–2008) Dan Orlovsky
Dan Orlovsky
(2008) Daunte Culpepper
Daunte Culpepper
(2008–2009) Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford
(2009–present) Drew Stanton
Drew Stanton
(2009–2010) Shaun Hill
Shaun Hill
(2010)

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New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
starting quarterbacks

Gary Cuozzo (1967) Billy Kilmer (1967–1970) Karl Sweetan (1968) Ronnie Lee South (1968) Edd Hargett (1970–1971) Archie Manning
Archie Manning
(1971–1975, 1977–1981) Bobby Scott (1973–1974, 1976–1977, 1981) Larry Cipa (1974–1975) Bobby Douglass (1976–1977) Dave Wilson (1981, 1983–1986) Ken Stabler
Ken Stabler
(1982–1983) Guido Merkens (1982) Richard Todd (1984) Bobby Hebert (1985–1989, 1991–1992) John Fourcade (1987, 1989–1990) Steve Walsh (1990–1991, 1993) Wade Wilson (1993) Mike Buck (1993) Jim Everett
Jim Everett
(1994–1996) Doug Nussmeier
Doug Nussmeier
(1996–1997) Heath Shuler
Heath Shuler
(1997) Billy Joe Hobert (1997–1999) Danny Wuerffel
Danny Wuerffel
(1997–1998) Kerry Collins
Kerry Collins
(1998) Billy Joe Tolliver
Billy Joe Tolliver
(1998–1999) Jake Delhomme
Jake Delhomme
(1999) Jeff Blake (2000) Aaron Brooks (2000–2005) Todd Bouman
Todd Bouman
(2005) Drew Brees
Drew Brees
(2006–present) Mark Brunell
Mark Brunell
(2009) Luke McCown
Luke McCown
(2015)

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