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The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated May 17, 2020 10.2k votes 2.3k voters 60.3k views33 items

Big fan of New England football? Then check out this list of New England Patriots quarterbacks with photos! It includes every starting quarterback from throughout New England Patriots 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.

Who are the best quarterbacks in New England Patriots history? They're on this comprehensive list, along with all of the other sports stars who have had the honor of being the arm behind this beloved Massachusetts team. Here is every athlete who's ever held the illustrious position of New England Patriots quarterback.

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    Patriots career: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

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    Patriots career: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993

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    Patriots career: 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975

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    Patriots career: 1989, 1988, 1987

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    Patriots career: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971

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    Patriots career: 2017, 2016

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    Patriots career: 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961

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    Patriots career: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

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    Patriots career: 2008

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    Patriots career: 2017, 2016

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    Scott Zolak

    Patriots career: 1998, 1995, 1992

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    Jarrett Stidham

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    Patriots career: 2018, 2017

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    Bob Bleier

    Patriots career: 1987

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    Patriots career: 1982, 1981, 1980

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    Patriots career: 1970

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    Butch Songin

    Patriots career: 1961, 1960

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    Brian Lewerke

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    Patriots career: 1992, 1991

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    Patriots career: 1992, 1991, 1990

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    Tom Owen

    Patriots career: 1981

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    Patriots career: 1962

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    Tom Ramsey

    Patriots career: 1988, 1987

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    Mike Taliaferro

    Patriots career: 1970, 1969, 1968

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    Tom Sherman

    Patriots career: 1968