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The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time  

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Big fan of Buffalo football? Then check out this list of Buffalo Bills quarterbacks with photos! It includes every starting quarterback from throughout Buffalo Bills history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. This roster contains many American football greats, players in the game with the highest ratings in the NFL. The QB is the leader of the offensive team, the one who often calls the plays. Although most teams use an offensive coordinator now, QBs still need to know the intricacies of the rules for trick plays and tactics. Vigorous training is a must—and don't forget that a quarterback is only as good as his receivers.

Featuring 2018-2019 Buffalo Bills and some of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time, the best Bills QBs include Jim Kelly, Tyrod Taylor, Doug Flutie, and Joe Ferguson, among many other greats.

Who are the best quarterbacks in Buffalo Bills history? Here is every athlete who's ever held the illustrious position of Buffalo Bills quarterback.

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Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

James Edward Kelly is a retired American football player, a quarterback in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and in the United States Football League for the Houston Gamblers. ...more
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Josh Allen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time
Joshua Patrick Allen (born May 21, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wyoming. Despite receiving ...more
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Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1969, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

Jack French Kemp was an American politician and a collegiate and professional football player. A Republican, he served as Housing Secretary in the administration of President George H. W. Bush ...more
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Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

Joseph Carlton Ferguson, Jr. is a former American football quarterback in the NFL. He played high school football in Shreveport, Louisiana for Woodlawn High School, guiding the Knights to the ...more
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Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

Frank Michael Reich, Jr. is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, and the Detroit Lions. For a time, he ...more
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Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998

Douglas Richard Flutie is a former player of American and Canadian football who was a quarterback in the National Football League, Canadian Football League, and United States Football League. He ...more
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Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002

Drew Bledsoe is a former American football quarterback who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League, best known as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots from 1993 ...more
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Ryan Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick (born November 24, 1982), nicknamed Fitzmagic, is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the St. ...more
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Tyrod Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Tyrod Di'allo Taylor is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He was the starting quarterback for the Virginia Tech Hokies football ...more
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Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

Daryle Pat Lamonica is a former American collegiate and professional football quarterback who played in the American Football League, and later in the NFL. He was nicknamed "The Mad ...more
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Kyle Orton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2014

Kyle Raymond Orton is a former American football quarterback. He played college football for Purdue, where he started four straight bowl games. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth ...more
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Alex Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

Gregory Alexander "Alex" Van Pelt is an American football coach and former quarterback who is the current quarterbacks coach for the Green Bay Packers.
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Tom Flores is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967

Thomas Raymond "Tom" Flores is a retired American football quarterback and coach. Flores and Mike Ditka are the only two people in the National Football League history to win a ...more
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Trent Edwards is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

Trent Addison Edwards is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Stanford and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the ...more
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Dennis Shaw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time
Dennis Shaw

Seasons: 1972, 1971, 1970

Dennis Wendell Shaw is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, and the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Rob Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

Rob Garland Johnson is a former professional American football quarterback and current assistant football coach at Mission Viejo High School. Johnson, a native of Orange County, California, ...more
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Nathan Peterman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017

Nathan Peterman is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers.
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Thad Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2013

Thaddeus Cowan Lewis is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Duke. Lewis was also a ...more
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J. P. Losman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Jonathan Paul Losman is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills 22nd overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA and Tulane. Losman also ...more
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James Harris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969

James Larnell "Shack" Harris is a former American football executive and former player. He also was a senior personnel executive for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. ...more
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Todd Collins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

Todd Steven Collins is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round of the 1995 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan. Collins ...more
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Vince Ferragamo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1985

Vince Anthony Ferragamo is a former professional football player, and was a quarterback in the National Football League and Canadian Football League.
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E. J. Manuel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Erik Rodriguez "EJ" Manuel Jr. (born March 19, 1990) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Florida State and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the ...more
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Brian Brohm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time
Brian Brohm

Seasons: 2010, 2009

Brian Joseph Brohm is an Canadian football quarterback who is currently a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the ...more
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Kelly Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005

Bryan Kelly Holcomb is a former American football quarterback of the National Football League. He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 1995. He played college ...more