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The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated May 17, 2020 10.5k votes 2.1k voters 57.0k 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 Brady is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time
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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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    Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

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

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    Steve Grogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

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

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    Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

    Patriots career: 1989, 1988, 1987

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    Jimmy Garoppolo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

    Patriots career: 2017, 2016

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    Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

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

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    Babe Parilli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

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

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    Tony Eason is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

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

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    Jacoby Brissett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

    Patriots career: 2017, 2016

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    Matt Cassel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

    Patriots career: 2008

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    Scott Zolak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Scott Zolak

    Patriots career: 1998, 1995, 1992

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    Brian Hoyer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

    Patriots career: 2018, 2017

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    Jarrett Stidham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Jarrett Stidham

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    Eddie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Eddie Wilson

    Patriots career: 1965

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    Matt Cavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

    Patriots career: 1982, 1981, 1980

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    Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

    Patriots career: 1970

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    Brian Lewerke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Brian Lewerke

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    J'mar Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time
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    J'mar Smith

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    Butch Songin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Butch Songin

    Patriots career: 1961, 1960

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    Hugh Millen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

    Patriots career: 1992, 1991

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    Mike Taliaferro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Mike Taliaferro

    Patriots career: 1970, 1969, 1968

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    Tommy Hodson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

    Patriots career: 1992, 1991, 1990

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    Tom Sherman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Tom Sherman

    Patriots career: 1968

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    Tom Yewcic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time

    Patriots career: 1962

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    Tom Owen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New England Patriots Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Tom Owen

    Patriots career: 1981

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