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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1
203 73
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
129 35
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
66 28
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
46 25
Eric Hipple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons:  1989, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

5
39 19
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
50 29
Erik Kramer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

7
33 16
Bill Munson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1970, 1969, 1968

8
33 21
Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1961, 1960, 1959

9
51 40
Jon Kitna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006

10
43 33
Charlie Batch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

11
28 18
Milt Plum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

12
38 30
Rodney Peete is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

13
29 21
Gary Danielson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1984, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1978, 1977

14
43 36
Scott Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

15
31 25
Dave Krieg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1994

16
33 28
Shaun Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 2010

17
23 19
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 2005

18
32 29
Drew Stanton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 2010, 2009

19
21 17
Tobin Rote is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1959, 1958, 1957

20
15 15
Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1986, 1985

21
15 15
Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1998

22
31 35
Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 2009, 2008

23
15 16
Karl Sweetan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Karl Sweetan Seasons: 1967, 1966

24
17 19
Chuck Long is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

25
11 13
Byron White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1941, 1940

26
10 12
Harry Gilmer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1955

27
18 22
Mike McMahon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 2002, 2001

28
9 11
Bob Gagliano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1990, 1989

29
8 10
Clyde LeForce is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Clyde LeForce Seasons: 1949, 1948, 1947

30
8 10
Jim Hardy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1952

31
15 19
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 2001

32
15 20
Gus Frerotte is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1999

33
7 11
Jeff Komlo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1981, 1979

34
8 13
Tom Dublinski is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Tom Dublinski Seasons: 1954, 1953

35
8 13
Joe Reed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Reed Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

36
33 46
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons:  2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

37
7 12
Dwight Sloan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Dwight Sloan Seasons: 1939

38
7 12
Vern Huffman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Vern Huffman Seasons: 1938

39
7 12
George Izo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1965

40
7 12
Frank Sinkwich is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1944,1943

41
14 22
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1990

42
23 34
Jake Rudock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Jake Rudock Seasons: 2017 

43
7 13
Chuck Fenenbock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Chuck Fenenbock Seasons: 1945

44
12 20
Brad Kaaya is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Brad Kaaya Seasons: 2017 

45
6 12
Fred Enke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Fred Enke Seasons: 1949, 1948

46
6 12
Glenn Presnell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1933, 1931

47
10 18
Stoney Case is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Stoney Case Seasons: 2000

48
7 14
Jim Ninowski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 1961, 1960

49
21 34
Dan Orlovsky is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Seasons: 2008

50
8 17
John Witkowski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
John Witkowski Seasons: 1984