List of Washington Redskins starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League, and its predecessors the Boston Braves (1932) and Boston Redskins (19331936). The Washington Redskins franchise was founded in Boston, Massachusetts as the Boston Braves, named after the local baseball franchise.[1] The name was changed the following year to the Redskins. For the 1937 NFL season, the franchise moved to Washington, D.C., where it remains based.[2]

Of the 50 Redskins starting quarterbacks, two have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Sammy Baugh and Sonny Jurgensen.[3]

Colt McCoy Redskins
Colt McCoy (2014, 2018)
Alex Smith Redskins 2018
Alex Smith (2018)

Regular season

Kirk Cousins 2015
Kirk Cousins (2012–2017)
RG3 2014
Robert Griffin III (2012–2014)
RexGrossmanRedskins
Rex Grossman (2010–2011)
Jason Campbell
Jason Campbell (2006–2009)
Brunell8
Mark Brunell (2004–2006)
Joe Theismann 9-8-03 crop
Joe Theismann (1976–1985)
Sammy Baugh NYWTS
Sammy Baugh (1937–1952)

They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Redskins.

Season(s) Quarterback(s)
1932 Hank Hughes (9)
1933 Jim Musick (11)
1934 Steve Hokuf (9) / Pug Rentner (2)
1935 Pug Rentner (6) / Bill Shepherd (6)
1936 Eddie Britt (5) / Ed Smith (4)
1937 Sammy Baugh (5)
1938 Bill Hartman (4) / Sammy Baugh (3) / Frank Filchock (2)
1939 Frank Filchock (9) / Sammy Baugh (1) / Jim German (1)
1940 Sammy Baugh (11)
1941 Frank Filchock (10) / Sammy Baugh (1)
1942 Sammy Baugh (8) / Roy Zimmerman (1)
1943 Sammy Baugh (7) / George Cafego (3)
1944 Frank Filchock (6) / Sammy Baugh (4)
1945 Sammy Baugh (8)
1946 Jim Youel (4) / Sammy Baugh (2) / Jack Jacobs (2)
1947 Sammy Baugh (1) / Jim Youel (5)
1948 Sammy Baugh (3) / Tommy Mont (2)
1949 Sammy Baugh (8) / Harry Gilmer (3)
1950 Sammy Baugh (7) / Harry Gilmer (5)
1951 Sammy Baugh (9) / Harry Gilmer (3)
1952 Eddie LeBaron (7) / Sammy Baugh (5)
1953 Jack Scarbath (7) / Eddie LeBaron (5)
1954 Jack Scarbath (7) / Al Dorow (5)
1955 Eddie LeBaron (8) / Ralph Guglielmi (3) / Al Dorow (1)
1956 Al Dorow (7) / Eddie LeBaron (5)
1957 Eddie LeBaron (12)
1958 Eddie LeBaron (12) / Ralph Guglielmi (2)
1959 Eddie LeBaron (8) / Ralph Guglielmi (4)
1960 Ralph Guglielmi (11) / Eagle Day (1)
1961 Norm Snead (14)
1962 Norm Snead (14)
1963 Norm Snead (14)
1964 Sonny Jurgensen (14)
1965 Sonny Jurgensen (13) / Dick Shiner (1)
1966 Sonny Jurgensen (14)
1967 Sonny Jurgensen (14)
1968 Sonny Jurgensen (12) / Jim Ninowski (2)
1969 Sonny Jurgensen (14)
1970 Sonny Jurgensen (14)
1971 Billy Kilmer (13) / Sonny Jurgensen (1)
1972 Billy Kilmer (10) / Sonny Jurgensen (4)
1973 Billy Kilmer (10) / Sonny Jurgensen (4)
1974 Billy Kilmer (10) / Sonny Jurgensen (4)
1975 Billy Kilmer (12) / Randy Johnson (2)
1976 Billy Kilmer (9) / Joe Theismann (5)
1977 Billy Kilmer (8) / Joe Theismann (6)
1978 Joe Theismann (14) / Billy Kilmer (2)
1979 Joe Theismann (16)
1980 Joe Theismann (15) / Mike Kruczek (1)
1981 Joe Theismann (16)
1982 Joe Theismann (9)
1983 Joe Theismann (16)
1984 Joe Theismann (16)
1985 Joe Theismann (11) / Jay Schroeder (5)
1986 Jay Schroeder (16)
1987 Jay Schroeder (10) / Ed Rubbert (3) / Doug Williams (2)
1988 Doug Williams (10) / Mark Rypien (6)
1989 Mark Rypien (14) / Doug Williams (2)
1990 Mark Rypien (10) / Stan Humphries (5) / Jeff Rutledge (1)
1991 Mark Rypien (16)
1992 Mark Rypien (16)
1993 Mark Rypien (10) / Rich Gannon (4) / Cary Conklin (2)
1994 Heath Shuler (8) / John Friesz (4) / Gus Frerotte (4)
1995 Gus Frerotte (11) / Heath Shuler (5)
1996 Gus Frerotte (16)
1997 Gus Frerotte (13) / Jeff Hostetler (3)
1998 Trent Green (14) / Gus Frerotte (2)
1999 Brad Johnson (16)
2000 Brad Johnson (11) / Jeff George (5)
2001 Tony Banks (14) / Jeff George (2)
2002 Shane Matthews (7) / Patrick Ramsey (5) / Danny Wuerffel (4)
2003 Patrick Ramsey (11) / Tim Hasselbeck (5)
2004 Mark Brunell (9) / Patrick Ramsey (7)
2005 Mark Brunell (15) / Patrick Ramsey (1)
2006 Mark Brunell (9) / Jason Campbell (7)
2007 Jason Campbell (13) / Todd Collins (3)
2008 Jason Campbell (16)
2009 Jason Campbell (16)
2010 Donovan McNabb (13) / Rex Grossman (3)
2011 Rex Grossman (13) / John Beck (3)
2012 Robert Griffin III (15) / Kirk Cousins (1)
2013 Robert Griffin III (13) / Kirk Cousins (3)
2014 Robert Griffin III (7) / Kirk Cousins (5) / Colt McCoy (4)
2015 Kirk Cousins (16)
2016 Kirk Cousins (16)
2017 Kirk Cousins (16)
2018 Alex Smith (10) / Josh Johnson (3) / Colt McCoy (2) / Mark Sanchez (1)

Postseason

Season(s) Quarterback(s)
1936 Riley Smith (0–1)
1937 Sammy Baugh (1–0)
1940 Sammy Baugh (0–1)
1942 Sammy Baugh (1–0)
1943 Sammy Baugh (1–1)
1945 Sammy Baugh (0–1)
1971 Billy Kilmer (0–1)
1972 Billy Kilmer (2–1)
1973 Billy Kilmer (0–1)
1974 Billy Kilmer (0–1)
1976 Billy Kilmer (0–1)
1982 Joe Theismann (4–0)
1983 Joe Theismann (2–1)
1984 Joe Theismann (0–1)
1986 Jay Schroeder (2–1)
1987 Doug Williams (3–0)
1990 Mark Rypien (1–1)
1991 Mark Rypien (3–0)
1992 Mark Rypien (1–1)
1999 Brad Johnson (1–1)
2005 Mark Brunell (1–1)
2007 Todd Collins (0–1)
2012 Robert Griffin III (0–1)
2015 Kirk Cousins (0–1)

Team Career Passing Records

(Through the 2018 NFL Season)

Name Comp Att % Yds TD Int
Joe Theismann 2,044 3,602 56.7 25,206 160 138
Sonny Jurgensen 1,831 3,155 58.0 22,585 179 116
Sammy Baugh 1,693 2,995 56.5 21,886 187 203
Kirk Cousins 1,372 2,096 65.5 16,206 99 55
Mark Rypien 1,244 2,207 56.4 15,928 101 75
Billy Kilmer 953 1,791 53.2 12,352 103 75

See also

References

  1. ^ "History: History by Decades". Washington Redskins. Archived from the original on 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2008-09-15.
  2. ^ "Washington Redskins (1937-present)". Sportsecyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-09-15.
  3. ^ "Hall of Famers by Franchise". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2008-09-15.
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