To which NFL Team Do These Starting Quarterbacks Belong?

By: J.P. Naomi

Winner of six Super Bowls, Tom Brady is the quarterback of which team?

The New England Patriots selected Tom Brady as the 199th pick of the 2000 NFL draft. Since then, he has won six Super Bowls, four Super Bowl MVP awards and been named to the Pro Bowl 14 times!

This team selected Aaron Rodgers in the 2005 draft. Can you name the team?

Aaron Rodgers has been the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers since 2005. He led the team to Super Bowl XLV victory and has twice been named NFL MVP.

In just his second season, which team did Patrick Mahomes lead to the AFC Championship in the 2018?

Patrick Mahomes was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs as the 10th overall pick in the 2017 draft. He spent his rookie season as backup to Alex Smith, but by his second season, he was named starting quarterback!

Matt Ryan played at Boston College before he was drafted and named starting quarterback of which team?

Matt Ryan was the third overall pick of the 2008 NFL draft. During his time with the Falcons, he has been named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, NFL MVP, and NFL Offensive Player of the Year. He has also been selected to the Pro Bowl four times.

For which team is Louisiana native Dak Prescott the starting quarterback?

After attending Mississippi State, Dak Prescott became the backup to Tony Romo in 2016. Upon Romo's season-ending injury, Prescott became the starter and was later named the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year!

Philip Rivers began his career with this team as backup to Drew Brees. Which team is it?

Did you know that Philip Rivers was originally drafted by the New York Giants? He was immediately traded to the Chargers and has been their starting quarterback since 2006.

Since 2012, Ryan Tannehill has been the starting quarterback of which AFC team?

Ryan Tannehill was born in Lubbock, Texas, and attended Texas A&M. The Miami Dolphins selected him eighth overall in 2012 to become the 17th starting quarterback of the franchise.

Kirk Cousins, who began his professional career with the Redskins in 2012, is now the starting quarterback for this team. Which one is it?

Kirk Cousins played with the Redskins for five years before signing a three-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings worth $84 million! This is currently the highest-paying contract in NFL history.

Following Joe Flacco's injury in 2018, Lamar Jackson stepped in and became the starting quarterback of which team?

Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2018 draft. In his rookie season, he helped lead the Ravens to a 10-6 season, placing first in the AFC North.

Matthew Stafford became a rookie starting quarterback for this team in 2009. Which one was it?

Born in Tampa, Florida, Matthew Stafford played football at Georgia before entering the 2009 draft. He was the first overall pick and in 2011, became the fourth quarterback in history to throw for 5,000 yards in a single season.

Jared Goff led this team to Super Bowl LIII. Can you name the team?

Jared Goff began his career in 2016 as the backup to Case Keenum. Halfway through that season, however, the Rams named him the starter. In 2018, he helped lead the team to its first Super Bowl appearance since the 2001 season.

In 2013, Russell Wilson led this team to its first ever Super Bowl victory. Can you name the team?

Did you know that Russell Wilson played college football at both the University of Wisconsin and NC State? The Seahawks selected him in the third round of the 2012 draft. Analysts suggest the only reason for the delay was his height, 5 feet, 11 inches.

Florida native Blake Bortles has been the starting quarterback of this team since 2014. Which team is it?

Blake Bortles' rookie contract of 2014 was worth $20.6 million guaranteed for four years. After three years, he led the team to its first round of playoffs since the 2007 season.

Andrew Luck became this team's next best quarterback since Peyton Manning. Can you name the team?

Following Peyton Manning's trade to the Denver Broncos in 2011, the Colts started three unsuccessful quarterbacks before landing on Andrew Luck in 2012. One could say, they got Luck-y!

Which team selected Derek Carr in the second round of the 2014 draft?

Derek Carr was the 36th overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft. He signed a four-year contract with the Oakland Raiders worth $5.37 million with a $2.2 million signing bonus! He is the brother of former NFL quarterback David Carr.

Ben Roethlisberger has been the starting quarterback of which team since 2004?

Ben Roethlisberger has led the Pittsburgh Steelers to two Super Bowl championships: XL and XLIII. So far in his career, he has thrown for 363 touchdowns and 194 interceptions.

Nick Foles became the hero of Super Bowl LII for which team?

In 2017, starter Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending injury which sent Nick Foles to the forefront. Foles went on to lead the Eagles to their third Super Bowl appearance and first Super Bowl title.

Eli Manning holds this franchise's records for most passing yards, touchdown passes and completed passes. Can you name the franchise?

Eli Manning has been the starting quarterback of the New York Giants since 2004. Since then, he has led the team to two Super Bowl championships, being named Super Bowl MVP both times.

Which team selected Sam Darnold third overall to be the starting quarterback in 2018?

The New York Jets used their first round pick of the 2018 NFL draft to select 21-year-old USC quarterback Sam Darnold. Darnold holds the NFL record as the youngest quarterback to post a quarterback rating higher than 110.

After six years and five different teams, Case Keenum became the starting quarterback of which team in 2018?

On March 14, 2018, Case Keenum signed a two-year, $36 million contract with the Denver Broncos. Despite setting his own career-high records in his first season with the Broncos, the team finished its season with a 6-10 record.

Baker Mayfield, the first overall pick of the 2018 draft, was selected by which team?

Baker Mayfield made the Cleveland Browns VERY happy in his first NFL appearance. Do you want to know why? Because he led the team to its first win in 19 games!

Following Jimmy Garoppolo's injury, Nick Mullens became the starting quarterback of this team in 2018. Can you name the team?

Nick Mullens' first appearance as San Francisco's starter ended in defeat by the Oakland Raiders. He finished the overall season with 2,277 passing yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

A Gainsville, Georgia, native, Deshaun Watson became the starting quarterback of which team in 2017?

After leading Clemson to a national championship in 2016, Deshaun Watson was selected 12th overall by the Houston Texans in 2017. In just two seasons, he has thrown for 5,864 passing yards and 45 touchdowns.

After playing one year with the Cardinals, Blaine Gabbert signed a two-year contract in 2018 with which team?

When starter Macus Mariota suffered an elbow injury, Blaine Gabbert stepped in as quarterback of the Tennessee Titans. He has a career record of 48 touchdowns and 47 interceptions.

Which team selected Mitchell Trubisky in the first round of the 2017 draft?

Mitchell Trubisky became the starting quarterback of the Bears after coach John Fox benched Mike Glennon in 2017. Trubisky led the team to a 12-4 season in 2018, barely missing a trip to the NFC Championship by a missed field goal attempt.

Jameis Winston has been the starting quarterback of which team since 2015?

Jameis Winston became the youngest player to ever with the Heisman Trophy during his years at Florida State. He later became the first overall pick of 2015 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him and offered him a four-year, $23.35 million contract with a $16.7 million signing bonus.

For which team is Manhattan Beach native Josh Rosen the starting quarterback?

Rosen was named the Cardinals' starting quarterback in Week 4 of the 2018 seasons. Unfortunately, his rookie year did not go as well as planned. He finished with a 3-10 record, throwing for 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

Drew Brees led this team to Super Bowl XLIV victory in 2009. Can you name the team?

Drew Brees began his career with the San Diego Chargers before signing with the New Orleans Saints in 2006. Since joining the Saints, Brees has led all NFL quarterbacks in touchdowns, passing yards and 300-yard games.

Jeff Driskel became the starting quarterback of which AFC North team in Week 12 of the 2018 season?

When Andy Dalton suffered a thumb injury in Week 12 of the 2018 season, Jeff Driskel came in to start the final five games. Unfortunately, he went 1-4 with five touchdowns and two interceptions.

When Cam Newton suffered an injury in the 2018 season, Kyle Allen stepped in as quarterback of which team?

Kyle Allen signed with the Carolina Panthers on April 28, 2018, as an undrafted free agent. He made his first NFL start in the final regular season game of the 2018 season against the New Orleans Saints. This stint, however, was short-lived as he was relieved by Garrett Gilbert in the fourth quarter following an injury!

In 2018, Josh Allen was selected 7th overall by which AFC East team?

Josh Allen signed a four-year, fully guaranteed $21 million contract with the Buffalo Bills on July 25, 2018. In his first year, Allen led the team to a 6-10 season record. Better luck next year!

Josh Johnson was signed by which team following the season-ending injuries of Alex Smith and Colt McCoy?

Josh Johnson was signed by the Redskins on December 5, 2018. The team intended for him to serve as backup to Mark Sanchez after the injuries of Smith and McCoy. However, when Sanchez failed to perform, Johnson was named the starter and got his first NFL win on December 16, 2018.

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Are you ready to put your NFL skills to the test? It's time to see if you can match the team to the starting quarterback. We're taking across the country, from the AFC to the NFC, to see just how well you know some of the greatest leaders in the National Football League. 

You see, no matter how a starting quarterback gets his job, it will always be the biggest day of his life. Whether in the wake of another player's injury, or a free agent deal, one quarterback's shift is another quarterback's time to shine! From the days of Drew Bledsoe and the unforgettable start of Tom Brady, to the long tenure of Ben Roethlisberger, and the incredible new era of Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff, quarterbacks in the NFL have but one goal - to lead their teams to win after win to the ultimate victory in the Super Bowl. So we want to know, do you have what it takes to recognize these starters? Can you name the franchises they represent on and off the field?

It's time to break out of the huddle and head to the line for this ultimate NFL quiz! Good luck and remember, only the strongest, smartest and persistent quarterbacks can go all the way!

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