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The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated October 17, 2019 16.9k votes 1.8k voters 37.9k 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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  • Matthew Stafford1
    1,070
    307

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

  • Bobby Layne2
    742
    205

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

  • Dutch Clark3
    345
    101

    Seasons: 1937, 1936, 1935, 1934, 1932

  • Gary Danielson4
    284
    147

    Gary Danielson

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

  • Tobin Rote5
    213
    111

    Seasons: 1959, 1958, 1957

  • Greg Landry6
    336
    215

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

  • Erik Kramer7
    312
    200

    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

  • Frank Reich8
    191
    116

    Seasons: 1998

  • Earl Morrall9
    216
    137

    Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1961, 1960, 1959

  • Dave Krieg10
    220
    140

    Seasons: 1994

  • Shaun Hill11
    209
    149

    Seasons: 2010

  • Eric Hipple12
    226
    172

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

  • Bill Munson13
    177
    128

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

  • Rodney Peete14
    230
    183

    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

  • Scott Mitchell15
    270
    226

    Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

  • Glenn Presnell16
    124
    87

    Seasons: 1933, 1931

  • Milt Plum17
    168
    129

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

  • Byron White18
    128
    118

    Seasons: 1941, 1940

  • Don Majkowski19
    125
    131

    Seasons: 1996

  • Frank Sinkwich20
    103
    111

    Seasons: 1944,1943

  • Clyde LeForce21
    98
    116

    Clyde LeForce

    Seasons: 1949, 1948, 1947

  • Jon Kitna22
    189
    261

    Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006

  • Charlie Batch23
    158
    258

    Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

  • Joe Reed24
    73
    136

    Joe Reed

    Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

  • Chuck Long25
    95
    188

    Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986