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The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 13.2k votes 2.0k voters 42.3k views44 items

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 Kelly1
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    Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

    James Edward Kelly (born February 14, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who...  more

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  • Josh Allen2
    Joshua Patrick Allen (born May 21, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Buffalo...  more

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  • Joe Ferguson3
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    186

    Joe Ferguson

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

    Joseph Carlton Ferguson Jr. (born April 23, 1950) is a former American football quarterback in...  more

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  • Doug Flutie4

    Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998

    Douglas Richard Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is an American former quarterback in the...  more

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  • Jack Kemp5
    412
    183

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

    Jack French Kemp (July 13, 1935 – May 2, 2009) was an American politician and a professional...  more

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  • Frank Reich6

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

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  • Drew Bledsoe7

    Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002

    Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback who...  more

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  • Ryan Fitzpatrick8

    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

    Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick (born November 24, 1982), nicknamed Fitzmagic, is an American football...  more

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  • Tyrod Taylor9

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

    Tyrod Di'allo Taylor (born August 3, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Los...  more

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  • Daryle Lamonica10

    Seasons: 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

    Daryle Pasquale Lamonica (born July 17, 1941) is a former American football quarterback who...  more

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  • Al Dorow11

    Seasons: 1962

    Albert Richard Dorow (November 15, 1929 – December 7, 2009) was an American gridiron football...  more

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  • Kyle Orton12

    Seasons: 2014

    Kyle Raymond Orton (born November 14, 1982) is a former American football quarterback. He...  more

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  • Alex Van Pelt13

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

    Gregory Alexander Van Pelt (born May 1, 1970) is an American football coach and former player...  more
  • Tom Flores14

    Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967

    Thomas Raymond Flores (born March 21, 1937) is an American former professional football coach...  more

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  • Dennis Shaw15
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    Dennis Shaw

    Seasons: 1972, 1971, 1970

    Dennis Wendell Shaw (born March 3, 1947) is a former American football quarterback in the...  more
  • Kelly Holcomb16

    Seasons: 2006, 2005

    Bryan Kelly Holcomb (born July 9, 1973) is a former American football quarterback of the...  more

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  • Ed Rutkowski17
    49
    122

    Ed Rutkowski

    Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

    Edward John Anthony Rutkowski (born March 21, 1941) is a former American football player, and...  more
  • Trent Edwards18

    Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

    Trent Addison Edwards (born October 30, 1983) is a former American football quarterback. He...  more

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  • Todd Collins19

    Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

    Todd Steven Collins (born November 5, 1971) is a former American football quarterback. He was...  more

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  • James Harris20

    Seasons: 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969

    James Larnell "Shack" Harris (born July 20, 1947) is a former American football executive and...  more

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  • Dan Manucci21

    Seasons: 1987

    Daniel Joseph Manucci (born September 3, 1957) is a former American football quarterback and...  more
  • Vince Ferragamo22

    Seasons: 1985

    Vince Anthony Ferragamo (born April 24, 1954) is an American former gridiron football player. ...  more

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  • Thad Lewis23

    Seasons: 2013

    Thaddeus Cowan Lewis (born November 19, 1987) is a former American football quarterback. He...  more

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  • Matt Cassel24

    Seasons: 2015

    Matthew Brennan Cassel (born May 17, 1982) is a American football quarterback who is currently...  more

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  • Rob Johnson25

    Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

    Rob Garland Johnson (born March 18, 1973) is a former professional American football...  more

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