Current NFL The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time  

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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.

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308 122
Matthew Stafford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

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

2
202 69
Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

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

3
103 43
Greg Landry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

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

4
90 48
Erik Kramer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

5
57 28
Dutch Clark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1937, 1936, 1935, 1934, 1932

6
68 47
Eric Hipple is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

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

7
53 33
Gary Danielson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

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

8
73 55
Scott Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

9
51 37
Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1961, 1960, 1959

10
44 32
Bill Munson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

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

11
73 63
Jon Kitna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006

12
65 55
Charlie Batch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

13
39 30
Milt Plum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

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

14
59 54
Rodney Peete is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

15
46 41
Dave Krieg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1994

16
33 27
Tobin Rote is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1959, 1958, 1957

17
45 45
Shaun Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2010

18
37 36
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2005

19
48 49
Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008

20
22 22
Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1998

21
20 20
Byron White is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1941, 1940

22
40 45
Jake Rudock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Jake Rudock

Seasons: 2017
 

23
40 45
Drew Stanton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009

24
24 29
Chuck Long is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

25
24 30
Gus Frerotte is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1999