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The Best Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 12.9k votes 2.0k voters 42.8k 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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    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 played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons and spent the entirety of his NFL career with...  more

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  • 2
    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 few...  more
  • 3
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    180

    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 the National Football League....  more

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    414
    175

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

    Jack French Kemp (July 13, 1935 – May 2, 2009) was an American politician and a professional player in both American football and Canadian football. A member of the Republican Party from New York, he...  more

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  • 5

    Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998

    Douglas Richard Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is an American former quarterback in the National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL), and United States Football League...  more

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  • 6

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

    Frank Michael Reich Jr. (rye-k) (born December 4, 1961) is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Reich...  more
  • 7

    Seasons: 2004, 2003, 2002

    Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the New England Patriots. He...  more

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  • 8

    Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

    Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick (born November 24, 1982), nicknamed Fitzmagic, is an American football quarterback for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by...  more

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  • 9

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

    Tyrod Di'allo Taylor (born August 3, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Virginia Tech, leading the...  more

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  • 10

    Seasons: 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

    Daryle Pasquale Lamonica (born July 17, 1941) is a former American football quarterback who played in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL). He was nicknamed "The...  more
  • 11

    Seasons: 2014

    Kyle Raymond Orton (born November 14, 1982) 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...  more
  • 12

    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 who is the quarterbacks coach for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL)....  more
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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 National Football League for the Buffalo Bills, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, and the Kansas City...  more
  • 14

    Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967

    Thomas Raymond Flores (born March 21, 1937) is an American former professional football coach and player. He and Mike Ditka are the only two people in National Football League history to win a Super...  more

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  • 15

    Seasons: 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969

    James Larnell "Shack" Harris (born July 20, 1947) is a former American football executive and former player. He also was a senior personnel executive for the Detroit Lions of the National Football...  more
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    47
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    Ed Rutkowski

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

    Edward John Anthony Rutkowski (born March 21, 1941) is a former American football player, and a former politician in Buffalo, New York. Rutkowksi was a noted college and professional American...  more
  • 17

    Seasons: 2006, 2005

    Bryan Kelly Holcomb (born July 9, 1973) 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...  more
  • 18

    Seasons: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

    Trent Addison Edwards (born October 30, 1983) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Stanford and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 2007 NFL...  more
  • 19

    Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

    Todd Steven Collins (born November 5, 1971) 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...  more
  • 20

    Seasons: 1987

    Daniel Joseph Manucci (born September 3, 1957) is a former American football quarterback and sports radio personality. Manucci played his short National Football League career as a backup for the...  more
  • 21

    Seasons: 1985

    Vince Anthony Ferragamo (born April 24, 1954) is an American former gridiron football player. He played professionally as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) and the Canadian...  more
  • 22

    Seasons: 1961, 1960

    Richard John "Riverboat Richie" Lucas (born April 15, 1938) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Pennsylvania State University from 1957 to 1959 and...  more
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    Dan Darragh

    Seasons: 1970, 1969, 1968

    Daniel Meyer Darragh (born November 28, 1946) is a former American football player. He played college football at William & Mary. A quarterback, he played professionally in the American Football...  more
  • 24

    Seasons: 2013

    Thaddeus Cowan Lewis (born November 19, 1987) 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....  more
  • 25

    Seasons: 2015

    Matthew Brennan Cassel (born May 17, 1982) is a American football quarterback who is currently a free agent . He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL draft. He...  more

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