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The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated May 17, 2020 10.4k votes 2.2k voters 59.6k 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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  • Tom Brady1
    1,388
    253

    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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  • Drew Bledsoe2

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

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  • Steve Grogan3

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

  • Doug Flutie4

    Patriots career: 1989, 1988, 1987

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  • Jim Plunkett5

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

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  • Babe Parilli6

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

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  • Jimmy Garoppolo7

    Patriots career: 2017, 2016

  • Matt Cassel8

    Patriots career: 2008

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  • Tony Eason9

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

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  • Jacoby Brissett10

    Patriots career: 2017, 2016

  • Scott Zolak11
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    Scott Zolak

    Patriots career: 1998, 1995, 1992

  • Jarrett Stidham12
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    22

    Jarrett Stidham

  • Brian Hoyer13

    Patriots career: 2018, 2017

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  • Matt Cavanaugh14

    Patriots career: 1982, 1981, 1980

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  • Brian Lewerke15
    11
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    Brian Lewerke

  • Joe Kapp16

    Patriots career: 1970

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  • Butch Songin17
    63
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    Butch Songin

    Patriots career: 1961, 1960

  • Hugh Millen18

    Patriots career: 1992, 1991

  • Tommy Hodson19

    Patriots career: 1992, 1991, 1990

  • Tom Yewcic20

    Patriots career: 1962

  • Tom Owen21
    40
    94

    Tom Owen

    Patriots career: 1981

  • Tom Ramsey22
    37
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    Tom Ramsey

    Patriots career: 1988, 1987

  • Mike Taliaferro23
    49
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    Mike Taliaferro

    Patriots career: 1970, 1969, 1968

  • Tom Greene24
    41
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    Tom Greene

    Patriots career: 1960

  • Tom Sherman25
    37
    91

    Tom Sherman

    Patriots career: 1968