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The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time 

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Updated October 17, 2019 12k votes 1.6k voters 33.8k views 52 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
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
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
Dutch Clark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1937, 1936, 1935, 1934, 1932

4
Greg Landry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

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

5
Gary Danielson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Gary Danielson

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

6
Erik Kramer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

7
Tobin Rote is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1959, 1958, 1957

8
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
Dave Krieg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1994

10
Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1961, 1960, 1959

11
Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1998

12
Shaun Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2010

13
Eric Hipple is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

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

14
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
Bill Munson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

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

16
Milt Plum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

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

17
Glenn Presnell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1933, 1931

18
Byron White is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1941, 1940

19
Don Majkowski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1996

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

Seasons: 1944,1943

21
Jon Kitna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006

22
Clyde LeForce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Clyde LeForce

Seasons: 1949, 1948, 1947

23
Charlie Batch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

24
Joe Reed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Reed

Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

25
Chuck Fenenbock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Chuck Fenenbock

Seasons: 1945