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
218 82
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
139 43
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
72 31
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
56 32
Erik Kramer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

5
42 20
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 28
Eric Hipple is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

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

7
34 17
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
37 22
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
32 18
Milt Plum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

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

10
49 35
Charlie Batch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

11
54 43
Jon Kitna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006

12
48 38
Scott Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

13
33 23
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
36 29
Shaun Hill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2010

15
41 35
Rodney Peete is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

16
24 17
Tobin Rote is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1959, 1958, 1957

17
34 29
Drew Stanton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009

18
32 27
Dave Krieg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1994

19
25 21
Jeff Garcia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2005

20
14 13
Byron White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1941, 1940

21
12 12
Harry Gilmer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1955

22
16 17
Karl Sweetan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Karl Sweetan

Seasons: 1967, 1966

23
11 11
Bob Gagliano is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1990, 1989

24
18 20
Chuck Long is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

25
15 17
Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1998

26
15 17
Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1986, 1985

27
32 38
Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008

28
8 10
Clyde LeForce is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Clyde LeForce

Seasons: 1949, 1948, 1947

29
8 10
Jim Hardy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1952

30
16 21
Gus Frerotte is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1999

31
18 24
Mike McMahon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2002, 2001

32
9 13
Tom Dublinski is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Tom Dublinski

Seasons: 1954, 1953

33
15 21
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2001

34
25 35
Jake Rudock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Jake Rudock

Seasons: 2017
 

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
7 12
Dwight Sloan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Dwight Sloan

Seasons: 1939

37
7 12
Vern Huffman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Vern Huffman

Seasons: 1938

38
7 12
Jeff Komlo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1981, 1979

39
7 12
Frank Sinkwich is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1944,1943

40
7 12
George Izo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1965

41
8 14
Jim Ninowski is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1961, 1960

42
13 21
Brad Kaaya is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Brad Kaaya

Seasons: 2017
 

43
7 13
Glenn Presnell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1933, 1931

44
7 13
Chuck Fenenbock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Chuck Fenenbock

Seasons: 1945

45
24 36
Dan Orlovsky is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2008

46
6 12
Fred Enke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
Fred Enke

Seasons: 1949, 1948

47
34 50
Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons:  2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

48
9 18
John Witkowski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time
John Witkowski

Seasons: 1984

49
14 25
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1990

50
8 17
Don Majkowski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1996