Quarterbacks 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.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Detroit Lions starting QBs and backup QBs are Matthew Stafford, Jake Rudock, and Brad Kaaya. 

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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92 29
Matthew Stafford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Matthew Stafford Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

2
59 11
Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Bobby Layne Seasons: 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950

3
28 9
Greg Landry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Greg Landry Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968

4
19 5
Eric Hipple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Eric Hipple Seasons:  1989, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

5
16 4
Bill Munson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Bill Munson Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1970, 1969, 1968

6
14 4
Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Earl Morrall Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1961, 1960, 1959

7
15 5
Dutch Clark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Dutch Clark Seasons: 1937, 1936, 1935, 1934, 1932

8
22 12
Erik Kramer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Erik Kramer Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

9
15 6
Gary Danielson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Gary Danielson Seasons: 1984, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1978, 1977

10
16 10
Rodney Peete is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Rodney Peete Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

11
13 7
Milt Plum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Milt Plum Seasons: 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

12
10 4
Tobin Rote is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Tobin Rote Seasons: 1959, 1958, 1957

13
13 8
Charlie Batch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Charlie Batch Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

14
10 5
Karl Sweetan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Karl Sweetan Seasons: 1967, 1966

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10 6
Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Ferguson Seasons: 1986, 1985

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21 18
Jon Kitna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Jon Kitna Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006

17
19 16
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Joey Harrington Seasons:  2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

18
17 14
Dave Krieg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Dave Krieg Seasons: 1994

19
22 20
Scott Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Scott Mitchell Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

20
6 4
Byron White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Byron White Seasons: 1941, 1940

21
9 8
Chuck Long is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Chuck Long Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

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8 7
Gus Frerotte is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Gus Frerotte Seasons: 1999

23
8 7
Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Frank Reich Seasons: 1998

24
15 15
Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Daunte Culpepper Seasons: 2009, 2008

25
14 14
Drew Stanton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Drew Stanton Seasons: 2010, 2009

26
5 4
Harry Gilmer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Harry Gilmer Seasons: 1955

27
13 13
Shaun Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Shaun Hill Seasons: 2010

28
14 15
Jake Rudock is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Jake Rudock Seasons: 2017 

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5 5
Joe Reed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Reed Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

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4 4
Dwight Sloan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Dwight Sloan Seasons: 1939

31
4 4
Tom Dublinski is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Tom Dublinski Seasons: 1954, 1953

32
4 4
Fred Enke is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Fred Enke Seasons: 1949, 1948

33
4 4
Frank Sinkwich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Frank Sinkwich Seasons: 1944,1943

34
4 4
Glenn Presnell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Glenn Presnell Seasons: 1933, 1931

35
4 4
Bob Gagliano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Bob Gagliano Seasons: 1990, 1989

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4 4
Clyde LeForce is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Clyde LeForce Seasons: 1949, 1948, 1947

37
8 9
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Jeff Garcia Seasons: 2005

38
8 9
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Ty Detmer Seasons: 2001

39
6 7
Brad Kaaya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Brad Kaaya Seasons: 2017 

40
4 5
Jeff Komlo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Jeff Komlo Seasons: 1981, 1979

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3 4
Vern Huffman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Vern Huffman Seasons: 1938

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3 4
George Izo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
George Izo Seasons: 1965

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3 4
Chuck Fenenbock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Chuck Fenenbock Seasons: 1945

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3 4
Jim Hardy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Jim Hardy Seasons: 1952

45
11 14
Mike McMahon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Mike McMahon Seasons: 2002, 2001

46
4 6
Stoney Case is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Stoney Case Seasons: 2000

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4 6
Don Majkowski is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Don Majkowski Seasons: 1996

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4 6
Jim Ninowski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Jim Ninowski Seasons: 1961, 1960

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6 9
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Andre Ware Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1990

50
6 9
John Witkowski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
John Witkowski Seasons: 1984