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.

Acquired via Draft (24)

First round (19) – Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Ben Roethlisberger, Lamar Jackson, Marcus Mariota, Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, Philip Rivers, Eli Manning, Carson Wentz, Aaron Rodgers, Jameis Winston, Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford, Mitchell Trubisky, Matt Ryan, Kyler Murray, Jared Goff

Second round (2) – Andy Dalton, Derek Carr

Third round (1) – Russell Wilson

Fourth round (1) – Dak Prescott

Sixth round (1) – Tom Brady

Acquired via free agency (4)

Nick Foles, Kirk Cousins, Drew Brees, Ryan Fitzpatrick

Acquired via trade (4)

Case Keenum, Joe Flacco, Jimmy Garapollo, Jacoby Brissett

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


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


Mike is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and an alum of the University of Cincinnati.

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