sports 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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Bobby Layne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Bobby Layne Seasons: 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950

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Matthew Stafford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Matthew Stafford Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

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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

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

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Jon Kitna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Jon Kitna Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006

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

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John Witkowski is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
John Witkowski Seasons: 1984

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

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Scott Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Scott Mitchell Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

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Dave Krieg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Dave Krieg Seasons: 1994

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

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Drew Stanton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Drew Stanton Seasons: 2010, 2009

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

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Milt Plum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Milt Plum Seasons: 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962

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

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Gary Danielson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Gary Danielson Seasons: 1984, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1978, 1977

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Jake Rudock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Jake Rudock Seasons: 2017 

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Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Frank Reich Seasons: 1998

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Dutch Clark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Dutch Clark Seasons: 1937, 1936, 1935, 1934, 1932

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Eric Hipple is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Eric Hipple Seasons:  1989, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

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Jeff Komlo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Jeff Komlo Seasons: 1981, 1979

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Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Ty Detmer Seasons: 2001

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Chuck Long is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Chuck Long Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

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Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Ferguson Seasons: 1986, 1985

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Rodney Peete is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Rodney Peete Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

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Charlie Batch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Charlie Batch Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

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Harry Gilmer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Harry Gilmer Seasons: 1955

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Glenn Presnell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Glenn Presnell Seasons: 1933, 1931

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Tom Dublinski is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Tom Dublinski Seasons: 1954, 1953

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Clyde LeForce is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Clyde LeForce Seasons: 1949, 1948, 1947

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Bob Gagliano is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Bob Gagliano Seasons: 1990, 1989

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Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Joey Harrington Seasons:  2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

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Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Andre Ware Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1990

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

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Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Jeff Garcia Seasons: 2005

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Gus Frerotte is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Gus Frerotte Seasons: 1999

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Stoney Case is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Stoney Case Seasons: 2000

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Don Majkowski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Don Majkowski Seasons: 1996

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Rusty Hilger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Rusty Hilger Seasons: 1988

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Brad Kaaya is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Brad Kaaya Seasons: 2017 

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Dwight Sloan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Dwight Sloan Seasons: 1939

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Vern Huffman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Vern Huffman Seasons: 1938

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

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Jim Ninowski is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Jim Ninowski Seasons: 1961, 1960

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Joe Reed is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Reed Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

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Tobin Rote is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Tobin Rote Seasons: 1959, 1958, 1957

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George Izo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
George Izo Seasons: 1965

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Byron White is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Byron White Seasons: 1941, 1940

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Fred Enke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Fred Enke Seasons: 1949, 1948