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The Best Washington Redskins Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated February 7, 2020 10.4k votes 1.9k voters 58.2k views57 items

Big fan of Washington football? Then check out this list of Washington Redskins quarterbacks with photos! It includes every starting quarterback from throughout Washington Redskins 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 Washington Redskins history? Here is every athlete who's ever held the illustrious position of Washington Redskins quarterback.

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  • Sammy Baugh1

    Redskins career: 1952, 1951, 1950, 1949, 1948, 1947, 1946, 1945, 1944 1943, 1942, 1941, 1940, 1939, 1938, 1937

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    #1339 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#7 of 54 The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

  • Sonny Jurgensen2

    Redskins career: 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964

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    #94 of 98 The Greatest Out of Shape Athletes in Sports#13 of 59 The Best NFL Players From North Carolina

  • Joe Theismann3

    Redskins career:1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

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    #106 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#46 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time

  • Mark Rypien4

    Redskins career: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

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    #29 of 45 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s#36 of 47 The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time

  • Doug Williams5

    Redskins career: 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

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    #9 of 30 The Best Black Quarterbacks Of All Time#126 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

  • Billy Kilmer6

    Redskins career: 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971

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    #71 of 135 The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time#7 of 37 The Best UCLA Bruins Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Kirk Cousins7

    Redskins career: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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    #4 of 54 The Best Michigan State Football Players of All Time#85 of 119 The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Alex Smith8

    Redskins career: 2018

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    #27 of 53 The Best No. 1 Overall NFL Draft Picks Of All Time, Ranked#31 of 70 The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

  • Eddie LeBaron9

    Redskins career: 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955, 1953, 1952

  • Robert Griffin III10

    Redskins career: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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    #35 of 80 The Best NFL Player Nicknames#44 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time

  • Brad Johnson11

    Redskins career: 2000, 1999

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    #47 of 84 The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time#40 of 51 The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1990s

  • Mark Brunell12

    Redskins career: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

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    #6 of 66 The Best University of Washington Football Players Ever#47 of 73 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

  • Jay Schroeder13

    Redskins career: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984

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    #30 of 54 The Best NFL Players From Wisconsin#13 of 45 The Best Oakland Raiders Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Trent Green14

    Redskins career: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

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    #34 of 63 Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating#99 of 110 The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time

  • Norm Snead15

    Redskins career:  1963, 1962, 1961

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    #1093 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#38 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

  • Gus Frerotte16

    Redskins career: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994

  • John Friesz17
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    Redskins career: 1994

  • Jason Campbell18
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    Jason Campbell

    Redskins career: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

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    #46 of 66 The Best Chicago Bears Quarterbacks of All Time#79 of 142 The Biggest First Round NFL Draft Pick Busts

  • Colt McCoy19

    Redskins career: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

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    #10 of 61 The Best Texas Longhorns Football Players of All Time#50 of 82 Athletes Who Should Get a Reality Show

  • Kevin Hogan20
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    Kevin Hogan

    Redskins career: 2018

  • Randy Johnson21

    Redskins career: 1975

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    #146 of 176 The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time#28 of 51 The Best New York Giants Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Stan Humphries22

    Redskins career: 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

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    #38 of 60 The Best NFL Players From Louisiana#35 of 120 The Best Chargers Players of All Time

  • John Beck23

    Redskins career: 2011, 2010

  • Todd Collins24

    Redskins career: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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    #38 of 53 The Best Los Angeles Rams Linebackers of All Time#10 of 31 The Best Michigan Wolverines Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Donovan McNabb25

    Redskins career: 2010

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    #100 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#37 of 60 Famous Athletes Who Could Have Dominated a Second Sport