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QB start data

Posted by Doug on August 6, 2008

Thanks to some serious research by a blog reader named Scott K, we now have data on which quarterbacks started which games all the way back to 1960.

Even though I'm opposed to the oversimplification of crediting wins and losses to quarterbacks, QB win-loss records are by far the most frequent request I get. So I've added them to the player pages, the team pages, and various other pages.

There's also no limit to the amount of database hot dogging I can do with this info in the database. For example...

Here's a list of QBs whose records (1960--present) against a particular franchise was much different than against other teams:

+------------------+-------------------------------------+---------+------------+--------+
| QB               | Opponent                            | vs. opp | vs. others | diff   |
+------------------+-------------------------------------+---------+------------+--------+
| Bob Berry        | New Orleans Saints                  | 6-0     | 14-30      | 0.6818 |
| Tom Brady        | Denver Broncos                      | 1-5     | 99-22      | 0.6515 |
| Jim Zorn         | New York Jets                       | 6-0     | 38-62      | 0.6200 |
| Daunte Culpepper | Detroit Lions                       | 9-0     | 34-51      | 0.6000 |
| Craig Morton     | Dallas Cowboys                      | 0-6     | 86-61      | 0.5850 |
| Steve Young      | Green Bay Packers                   | 1-8     | 101-47     | 0.5713 |
| Wade Wilson      | Tampa Bay Buccaneers                | 7-0     | 31-36      | 0.5373 |
| Scott Brunner    | Philadelphia Eagles                 | 5-1     | 8-18       | 0.5256 |
| Doug Williams    | Dallas Cowboys                      | 0-6     | 42-39      | 0.5185 |
| Milt Plum        | Green Bay Packers                   | 1-8     | 37-24      | 0.5167 |
| Bill Munson      | Chicago Bears                       | 9-2     | 12-27      | 0.5105 |
| Bill Nelsen      | Chicago/St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals | 1-5     | 41-29      | 0.4779 |
| Richard Todd     | Seattle Seahawks                    | 0-6     | 50-55      | 0.4762 |
| Bobby Hebert     | San Francisco 49ers                 | 2-12    | 54-35      | 0.4639 |
| Scott Mitchell   | Chicago Bears                       | 6-1     | 26-40      | 0.4632 |
| Brett Favre      | Dallas Cowboys                      | 2-9     | 170-94     | 0.4621 |
| Greg Landry      | Minnesota Vikings                   | 1-12    | 49-45      | 0.4444 |
| Lynn Dickey      | New Orleans Saints                  | 5-0     | 41-64      | 0.4391 |
| Brad Johnson     | Chicago/St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals | 6-0     | 69-54      | 0.4390 |
| Jim Everett      | Minnesota Vikings                   | 0-7     | 66-85      | 0.4371 |
+------------------+-------------------------------------+---------+------------+--------+

Here are QB records against teams with winning records (MIN 50 starts):

+--------------------+------+------+--------+
| QB                 | w    | l    | pct    |
+--------------------+------+------+--------+
| Tom Brady          | 45   | 21   | 0.6818 |
| Joe Montana        | 60   | 32   | 0.6522 |
| Bart Starr         | 40   | 29   | 0.5797 |
| Roger Staubach     | 37   | 27   | 0.5781 |
| Terry Bradshaw     | 48   | 40   | 0.5455 |
| Jim Kelly          | 50   | 42   | 0.5435 |
| Steve Young        | 34   | 33   | 0.5075 |
| Ken Stabler        | 41   | 40   | 0.5062 |
| Brett Favre        | 62   | 61   | 0.5041 |
| John Elway         | 60   | 60   | 0.5000 |
| Joe Theismann      | 32   | 35   | 0.4776 |
| Randall Cunningham | 32   | 36   | 0.4706 |
| Donovan McNabb     | 25   | 29   | 0.4630 |
| Rich Gannon        | 28   | 33   | 0.4590 |
| Troy Aikman        | 41   | 49   | 0.4556 |
| Peyton Manning     | 40   | 48   | 0.4545 |
| Steve McNair       | 32   | 39   | 0.4507 |
| Dan Marino         | 59   | 73   | 0.4470 |
| Len Dawson         | 37   | 48   | 0.4353 |
| Trent Dilfer       | 23   | 31   | 0.4259 |
| Warren Moon        | 42   | 57   | 0.4242 |
| Johnny Unitas      | 29   | 40   | 0.4203 |
| Phil Simms         | 31   | 44   | 0.4133 |
| Ken Anderson       | 38   | 57   | 0.4000 |
| Tommy Kramer       | 20   | 31   | 0.3922 |
| Dave Krieg         | 36   | 56   | 0.3913 |
| Bob Griese         | 28   | 44   | 0.3889 |
| Steve Grogan       | 24   | 39   | 0.3810 |
| Brad Johnson       | 22   | 36   | 0.3793 |
| Craig Morton       | 29   | 49   | 0.3718 |
| Bernie Kosar       | 20   | 34   | 0.3704 |
| Jim Plunkett       | 28   | 48   | 0.3684 |
| Roman Gabriel      | 30   | 52   | 0.3659 |
| Trent Green        | 20   | 35   | 0.3636 |
| Richard Todd       | 21   | 39   | 0.3500 |
| Boomer Esiason     | 32   | 62   | 0.3404 |
| Billy Kilmer       | 18   | 35   | 0.3396 |
| Jake Plummer       | 19   | 37   | 0.3393 |
| Dan Fouts          | 31   | 63   | 0.3298 |
| Ron Jaworski       | 25   | 51   | 0.3289 |
| Jim Harbaugh       | 22   | 47   | 0.3188 |
| Fran Tarkenton     | 37   | 80   | 0.3162 |
| Drew Bledsoe       | 34   | 74   | 0.3148 |
| Mark Brunell       | 21   | 47   | 0.3088 |
| Dan Pastorini      | 21   | 49   | 0.3000 |
| Brian Sipe         | 17   | 40   | 0.2982 |
| Vinny Testaverde   | 32   | 78   | 0.2909 |
| Chris Miller       | 15   | 38   | 0.2830 |
| Jim Everett        | 23   | 60   | 0.2771 |
| Jim Zorn           | 16   | 42   | 0.2759 |
| John Hadl          | 22   | 58   | 0.2750 |
| Steve Bartkowski   | 15   | 40   | 0.2727 |
| Kerry Collins      | 21   | 56   | 0.2727 |
| Jim Hart           | 23   | 64   | 0.2644 |
| Joe Ferguson       | 22   | 63   | 0.2588 |
| Charley Johnson    | 14   | 41   | 0.2545 |
| Lynn Dickey        | 13   | 39   | 0.2500 |
| John Brodie        | 18   | 60   | 0.2308 |
| Sonny Jurgensen    | 15   | 51   | 0.2273 |
| Chris Chandler     | 16   | 57   | 0.2192 |
| Steve DeBerg       | 16   | 58   | 0.2162 |
| Joe Namath         | 12   | 50   | 0.1935 |
| Jeff George        | 10   | 44   | 0.1852 |
| Archie Manning     | 12   | 59   | 0.1690 |
| Norm Snead         | 11   | 62   | 0.1507 |
+--------------------+------+------+--------+

A list of post-merger quarterbacks who started exactly one game:

+--------------------+------------+-----------+------+
| QB                 | date       |           | win? |
+--------------------+------------+-----------+------+
| Don Gault          | 1970-10-03 | CLE   PIT | yes  |
| Leo Hart           | 1972-12-03 | BUF @ BAL |      |
| Don Milan          | 1975-11-09 | GNB @ CHI |      |
| Will Cureton       | 1975-11-09 | CLE @ DET |      |
| John Hufnagel      | 1975-12-08 | DEN @ OAK |      |
| J.J. Jones         | 1975-12-15 | NYJ @ SDG |      |
| Parnell Dickinson  | 1976-10-24 | TAM   MIA |      |
| Cliff Olander      | 1977-11-20 | SDG   OAK | yes  |
| Terry Luck         | 1977-12-18 | CLE @ SEA |      |
| Mike Loyd          | 1980-12-21 | STL   WAS |      |
| Glenn Carano       | 1981-12-06 | DAL @ BAL | yes  |
| David Humm         | 1981-12-06 | BAL   DAL |      |
| Rusty Lisch        | 1984-12-09 | CHI   GNB |      |
| John Witkowski     | 1984-12-16 | DET   CHI |      |
| Matt Kofler        | 1985-11-24 | IND @ KAN |      |
| Reggie Collier     | 1986-12-21 | DAL   CHI |      |
| Dan Manucci        | 1987-10-04 | BUF   IND |      |
| Adrian Breen       | 1987-10-04 | CIN   SDG |      |
| Jim Crocicchia     | 1987-10-05 | NYG   SFO |      |
| Jeff Van Raaphorst | 1987-10-11 | ATL   SFO |      |
| Willie Totten      | 1987-10-11 | BUF @ NWE |      |
| Mike Busch         | 1987-10-11 | NYG   WAS |      |
| Mike Kelley        | 1987-10-11 | SDG @ TAM | yes  |
| Brian McClure      | 1987-10-18 | BUF   NYG | yes  |
| Steve Bradley      | 1987-10-18 | CHI   NOR |      |
| Sammy Garza        | 1987-10-18 | STL @ SFO |      |
| Doug Hudson        | 1987-10-18 | KAN   DEN |      |
| Erik Wilhelm       | 1991-10-27 | CIN @ HOU |      |
| Mike Buck          | 1993-12-26 | NOR @ PHI |      |
| Bill Musgrave      | 1996-12-08 | DEN @ GNB |      |
| Steve Matthews     | 1997-09-07 | JAX   NYG | yes  |
| Jim Druckenmiller  | 1997-09-07 | SFO @ STL | yes  |
| Matt Lytle         | 2001-11-11 | CAR @ STL |      |
| Randy Fasani       | 2002-10-27 | CAR   TAM |      |
| Henry Burris       | 2002-12-29 | CHI   TAM |      |
| Scott Covington    | 2002-12-30 | STL   SFO | yes  |
| Jarious Jackson    | 2003-12-28 | DEN @ GNB |      |
| Drew Henson        | 2004-11-25 | DAL   CHI | yes  |
| John Navarre       | 2004-12-05 | ARI @ DET |      |
| Matt Mauck         | 2006-01-01 | TEN @ JAX |      |
| Brock Berlin       | 2007-12-09 | STL @ CIN |      |
| JaMarcus Russell   | 2007-12-30 | OAK   SDG |      |
+--------------------+------------+-----------+------+

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