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The Best Detroit Lions Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated October 17, 2019 16.8k votes 1.9k voters 38.5k 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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  • 1
    1,069
    309

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

  • 2
    741
    205

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

  • 3
    344
    101

    Seasons: 1937, 1936, 1935, 1934, 1932

  • 4
    281
    152

    Gary Danielson

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

  • 5
    214
    111

    Seasons: 1959, 1958, 1957

  • 6
    332
    215

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

  • 7
    310
    199

    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991

  • 8
    217
    140

    Seasons: 1994

  • 9
    214
    139

    Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1961, 1960, 1959

  • 10
    188
    118

    Seasons: 1998

  • 11
    207
    147

    Seasons: 2010

  • 12
    222
    173

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

  • 13
    174
    129

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

  • 14
    226
    180

    Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

  • 15
    266
    224

    Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

  • 16
    120
    88

    Seasons: 1933, 1931

  • 17
    164
    132

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

  • 18
    124
    119

    Seasons: 1941, 1940

  • 19
    124
    129

    Seasons: 1996

  • 20
    99
    112

    Seasons: 1944,1943

  • 21
    94
    116

    Clyde LeForce

    Seasons: 1949, 1948, 1947

  • 22
    191
    256

    Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006

  • 23
    157
    256

    Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

  • 24
    72
    133

    Joe Reed

    Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

  • 25
    92
    186

    Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986