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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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  • 26
    95
    191

    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1990

  • 27
    122
    247

    Seasons: 2009, 2008

  • 28
    55
    124

    Chuck Fenenbock

    Seasons: 1945

  • 29
    131
    271

    Seasons:  2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

  • 30
    54
    128

    Vern Huffman

    Seasons: 1938

  • 31
    94
    209

    Seasons: 2005

  • 32
    97
    234

    Seasons: 2008

  • 33
    72
    184

    Seasons: 1999

  • 34
    90
    223

    Drew Stanton

    Seasons: 2010, 2009

  • 35
    91
    237

    Jake Rudock

    Seasons: 2017
     

  • 36
    59
    193

    Seasons: 2002, 2001

  • 37
    53
    171

    Joe Ferguson

    Seasons: 1986, 1985

  • 38
    51
    170

    Seasons: 1990, 1989

  • 39
    53
    183

    Karl Sweetan

    Seasons: 1967, 1966

  • 40
    39
    138

    Tom Dublinski

    Seasons: 1954, 1953

  • 41
    40
    152

    Seasons: 1961, 1960

  • 42
    46
    183

    Ty Detmer

    Seasons: 2001

  • 43
    38
    144

    Seasons: 1981, 1979

  • 44
    40
    159

    Seasons: 1955

  • 45
    35
    137

    Fred Enke

    Seasons: 1949, 1948

  • 46
    36
    145

    Seasons: 1952

  • 47
    40
    177

    Brad Kaaya

    Seasons: 2017
     

  • 48
    35
    146

    Dwight Sloan

    Seasons: 1939

  • 49
    35
    148

    Seasons: 1965

  • 50
    36
    160

    Seasons: 1988