How NFL Teams Found Their Starting QBs for 2019

Aug 16, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) talks after the game with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Here is a look at how each NFL team acquired their projected starting QB for the 2019 season (this list assumes Josh Rosen starts for Dolphins and Dwayne Haskins started for Redskins).

Among the 32 projected starting QBs in 2019

Acquired via:

  • Draft – 26
  • Free agency – 3
  • Trade – 3

Full list:

26 Draft Picks: Tom Brady, Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Andy Dalton, Baker Mayfield, Ben Roethlisberger, Lamar Jackson, Marcus Mariota, Deshaun Watson, Andrew Luck, Patrick Mahomes, Philip Rivers, Derek Carr, Dak Prescott, Eli Manning, Carson Wentz, Dwayne Haskins, Aaron Rodgers, Jameis Winston, Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford, Mitchell Trubisky, Matt Ryan, Kyler Murray, Russell Wilson, Jared Goff

3 Free Agents: Nick Foles, Kirk Cousins, Drew Brees

3 Trades: Josh Rosen, Joe Flacco, Jimmy Garapollo

Rosen and Garappolo were acquired for second round picks. Flacco was acquired for a fourth round pick.

QB Draft Breakdown

(Includes all 32 QBs – QBs not acquired via draft include *)

First round – 23

Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Ben Roethlisberger, Lamar Jackson, Marcus Mariota, Deshaun Watson, Andrew Luck, Patrick Mahomes, Philip Rivers, Eli Manning, Carson Wentz, Dwayne Haskins, Aaron Rodgers, Jameis Winston, Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford, Mitchell Trubisky, Matt Ryan, Kyler Murray, Jared Goff, Josh Rosen*, Joe Flacco

Second round – 4

Derek Carr, Andy Dalton, Jimmy Garappolo*, Drew Brees*

Third round – 2

Russell Wilson, Nick Foles*

Fourth round – 2

Dak Prescott, Kirk Cousins*

Sixth round – 1

Tom Brady

First round breakdown

#1 overall –  8

Eli Manning, Jameis Winston, Jared Goff, Kyler Murray, Baker Mayfield, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck

Top 3 – 13

Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Marcus Mariota, Andrew Luck, Eli Manning, Carson Wentz, Jameis Winston, Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford, Mitchell Trubisky, Matt Ryan, Kyler Murray, Jared Goff

*Philip Rivers was #4


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