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NFL QBs update

Posted by Dallas Miller on September 5, 2013 – 6:00 am

As the NFL season kicks off, quarterbacks will be in the spotlight…whether it’s start No. 1 or 225!

Rookie quarterbacks EJ MANUEL of the Buffalo Bills and GENO SMITH of the New York Jets will make their first NFL starts this Sunday.

Meanwhile, Denver Broncos veteran quarterback PEYTON MANNING is beginning his 16th NFL season and will make his 225th career start.

A by-the-numbers look at the 31 announced starting quarterbacks:

2

Rookie Manuel, Buf; Smith, NYJ

7

Rookie or Second-year Manuel, Buf; Weeden, Cle; Luck, Ind; Tannehill, Mia; Smith, NYJ; Wilson, Sea; Griffin III, Was

23

1st-round Draft picks Palmer, Arz; Ryan, Atl; Flacco, Bal; Manuel, Buf; Newton, Car; Cutler, Chi; Weeden, Cle; P. Manning, Den; Stafford, Det; Rodgers, GB; Luck, Ind; Gabbert, Jax; Smith, KC; Tannehill, Mia; Ponder, Min; E. Manning, NYG; Vick, Phi; Roethlisberger, Pit; Rivers, SD; Bradford, StL; Freeman, TB; Locker, Ten; Griffin III, Was

2

6th-Round Draft picks or later Romo, Dal (Undrafted); Brady, NE (Round 6)

9

No. 1 overall picks Palmer, Arz; Newton, Car; P. Manning, Den; Stafford, Det; Luck, Ind; E. Manning, NYG; Vick, Phi; Smith, SF; Bradford, StL

4

Drafted No. 75 overall or later, or undrafted Romo, Dal; Schaub, Hou; Brady, NE; Wilson, Sea

20

Younger than 30 years old Ryan, Atl; Flacco, Bal; Manuel, Buf; Newton, Car; Dalton, Cin; Weeden, Cle; Stafford, Det; Rodgers, GB; Luck, Ind; Gabbert, Jax; Smith, KC; Tannehill, Mia; Ponder, Min; Smith, NYJ; Kaepernick, SF; Wilson, Sea; Bradford, StL; Freeman, TB; Locker, Ten; Griffin III, Was

7

From Texas, most of any state Dalton, Cin; Stafford, Det; Luck, Ind; Tannehill, Mia; Ponder, Min; Brees, NO; Griffin III, Was

Following is a listing of each team’s active quarterbacks:

(* Expected starter; ** 2013 NFL Draft choice; ~ Veteran new to team)

 2013 NFL QUARTERBACKS

QUARTERBACK COLLEGE NFL EXPERIENCE
ARIZONA
Ryan Lindley San Diego State

2

Carson Palmer Southern California

11

*
Drew Stanton Michigan State

7

~
ATLANTA
Dominique Davis East Carolina

1

Matt Ryan Boston College

5

*
BALTIMORE
Joe Flacco Delaware

6

*
Tyrod Taylor Virginia Tech

3

 
BUFFALO
EJ Manuel Florida State

R

* **
Jeff Tuel Washington State

R

 CAROLINA
Derek Anderson Oregon State

9

Cam Newton Auburn

3

*
CHICAGO
Jay Cutler Vanderbilt

8

*
Josh McCown Sam Houston State

11

CINCINNATI
Andy Dalton TCU

3

*
Josh Johnson San Diego

4

~
CLEVELAND
Jason Campbell Auburn

9

~
Brian Hoyer Michigan State

5

~
Brandon Weeden Oklahoma State

2

*
DALLAS
Kyle Orton Purdue

9

Tony Romo Eastern Illinois

11

*
DENVER
Zac Dysert Miami (Ohio)

R

**
Peyton Manning Tennessee

16

*
Brock Osweiler Arizona State

2

DETROIT
Shaun Hill Maryland

12

Kellen Moore Boise State

2

Matthew Stafford Georgia

5

*
GREEN BAY
Seneca Wallace Iowa State

10

~
Aaron Rodgers California

9

*
HOUSTON
Case Keenum Houston

1

Matt Schaub Virginia

10

*
T.J. Yates North Carolina

3

INDIANAPOLIS
Matt Hasselbeck Boston College

15

~
Andrew Luck Stanford

2

*
JACKSONVILLE
Blaine Gabbert Missouri

3

*
Chad Henne Michigan

6

Ricky Stanzi  Iowa

3

~
KANSAS CITY
Tyler Bray Tennessee

R

Chase Daniel Missouri

4

~
Alex Smith Utah

8

* ~
MIAMI
Pat Devlin Delaware

3

Matt Moore Oregon State

7

Ryan Tannehill Texas A&M

2

*
MINNESOTA
McLeod Bethel-Thompson Sacramento State

2

Matt Cassel Southern California

9

~
Christian Ponder Florida State

3

*
NEW ENGLAND
Tom Brady Michigan

14

*
Ryan Mallett Arkansas

3

NEW ORLEANS
Drew Brees Purdue

13

*
Luke McCown Louisiana Tech

10

~
NEW YORK GIANTS
Eli Manning Mississippi

10

*
Ryan Nassib Syracuse

R

**
Curtis Painter Purdue

4

~
NEW YORK JETS
Brady Quinn Notre Dame

7

~
Mark Sanchez Southern California

5

Matt Simms Tennessee

1

~
Geno Smith  West Virginia

R

* **
OAKLAND
Matt Flynn Louisiana State

5

~
Matt McGloin Penn State

R

Terrelle Pryor Ohio State

3

PHILADELPHIA
Matt Barkley Southern California

R

**
Nick Foles Arizona

2

Michael Vick Virginia Tech

12

*
PITTSBURGH
Bruce Gradkowski Toledo

7

~
Landry Jones Oklahoma

R

**
Ben Roethlisberger Miami (Ohio)

10

*
ST. LOUIS
Sam Bradford Oklahoma

4

*
Kellen Clemens Oregon

8

SAN DIEGO
Philip Rivers North Carolina State

10

*
Brad Sorensen Southern Utah

R

**
Charlie Whitehurst Clemson

8

SAN FRANCISCO
B.J. Daniels South Florida

R

**
Colin Kaepernick Nevada

3

*
Colt McCoy Texas

4

~
SEATTLE
Tarvaris Jackson Alabama State

8

~
Russell Wilson Wisconsin

2

*
TAMPA BAY
Josh Freeman Kansas State

5

*
Mike Glennon North Carolina State

R

**
Dan Orlovsky Connecticut

8

TENNESSEE
Ryan Fitzpatrick Harvard

9

~
Jake Locker Washington

3

*
WASHINGTON
Kirk Cousins Michigan State

2

Robert Griffin III Baylor

2

*
Rex Grossman Florida

10

Pat White West Virginia

2


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