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The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated October 17, 2019 16.6k votes 1.9k voters 38.7k views52 items

Big fan of Detroit football? Then check out this list of Detroit Lions quarterbacks with photos! It includes every starting quarterback from throughout Detroit Lions 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 Detroit Lions and some of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time, the best Lions QBs include Booby Layne, Matthew Stafford, Eric Hipple, and Dutch Clark, among many other football greats.

Who are the best quarterbacks in Detroit Lions history? Here is every athlete who's ever held the illustrious position of Detroit Lions quarterback. Vote below, then head over and check out the top Lions kickers ever and best Lions tight ends.

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  • 1
    1,063
    306

    Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

  • 2
    740
    203

    Seasons: 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950

  • 3
    340
    100

    Seasons: 1937, 1936, 1935, 1934, 1932

  • 4
    277
    149

    Gary Danielson

    Seasons: 1984, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1978, 1977

  • 5
    212
    110

    Seasons: 1959, 1958, 1957

  • 6
    307
    196

    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

  • 7
    327
    212

    Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

  • 8
    212
    138

    Seasons: 1994

  • 9
    185
    116

    Seasons: 1998

  • 10
    209
    137

    Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1961, 1960, 1959

  • 11
    204
    145

    Seasons: 2010

  • 12
    219
    170

    Seasons:  1989, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

  • 13
    171
    127

    Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1970, 1969, 1968

  • 14
    224
    180

    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

  • 15
    264
    222

    Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

  • 16
    119
    87

    Seasons: 1933, 1931

  • 17
    160
    130

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

  • 18
    122
    117

    Seasons: 1941, 1940

  • 19
    122
    127

    Seasons: 1996

  • 20
    99
    110

    Seasons: 1944,1943

  • 21
    93
    114

    Clyde LeForce

    Seasons: 1949, 1948, 1947

  • 22
    188
    253

    Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006

  • 23
    153
    253

    Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

  • 24
    71
    130

    Joe Reed

    Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

  • 25
    91
    184

    Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986