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List of Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterbacks

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Andy Dalton (2011–present)

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Bengals.

Starting quarterbacks[edit]

Carson Palmer (2004–2010)
Boomer Esiason (1984–1992, 1997)

The number of games they started during the season is listed to the right:

Regular season[edit]

Season(s) Quarterback(s)
1968 John Stofa (7) / Dewey Warren (4) / Sam Wyche (3)
1969 Greg Cook (11) / Sam Wyche (3)
1970 Virgil Carter (11) / Sam Wyche (3)
1971 Virgil Carter (10) / Ken Anderson (4)
1972 Ken Anderson (13) / Virgil Carter (1)
1973 Ken Anderson (14)
1974 Ken Anderson (13) / Wayne Clark (1)
1975 Ken Anderson (13) / John Reaves (1)
1976 Ken Anderson (14)
1977 Ken Anderson (13) / John Reaves (1)
1978 Ken Anderson (12) / John Reaves (4)
1979 Ken Anderson (15) / Jack Thompson (1)
1980 Ken Anderson (12) / Jack Thompson (4)
1981 Ken Anderson (16)
1982 Ken Anderson (9)
1983 Ken Anderson (13) / Turk Schonert (3)
1984 Ken Anderson (9) / Boomer Esiason (4) / Turk Schonert (3)
1985 Boomer Esiason (14) / Ken Anderson (2)
1986 Boomer Esiason (16)
1987 Boomer Esiason (12) / Dave Walter (2) / Adrian Breen (1)
1988 Boomer Esiason (16)
1989 Boomer Esiason (15) / Turk Schonert (1)
1990 Boomer Esiason (16)
1991 Boomer Esiason (14) / Donald Hollas (1) / Erik Wilhelm (1)
1992 Boomer Esiason (11) / David Klingler (4) / Donald Hollas (1)
1993 David Klingler (13) / Jay Schroeder (3)
1994 Jeff Blake (9) / David Klingler (7)
1995 Jeff Blake (16)
1996 Jeff Blake (16)
1997 Jeff Blake (11) / Boomer Esiason (5)
1998 Neil O'Donnell (11) / Paul Justin (3) / Jeff Blake (2)
1999 Jeff Blake (12) / Akili Smith (4)
2000 Akili Smith (11) / Scott Mitchell (5)
2001 Jon Kitna (15) / Akili Smith (1)
2002 Jon Kitna (12) / Gus Frerotte (3) / Akili Smith (1)
2003 Jon Kitna (16)
2004 Carson Palmer (13) / Jon Kitna (3)
2005 Carson Palmer (16)
2006 Carson Palmer (16)
2007 Carson Palmer (16)
2008 Ryan Fitzpatrick (12) / Carson Palmer (4)
2009 Carson Palmer (16)
2010 Carson Palmer (16)
2011 Andy Dalton (16)
2012 Andy Dalton (16)
2013 Andy Dalton (16)
2014 Andy Dalton (16)
2015 Andy Dalton (13) / AJ McCarron (3)
2016 Andy Dalton (16)
2017 Andy Dalton (16)
2018 Andy Dalton (11) / Jeff Driskel (5)

Postseason[edit]

Season Quarterback(s)
1970 Virgil Carter (0–1)
1973 Ken Anderson (0–1)
1975 Ken Anderson (0–1)
1981 Ken Anderson (2–1)
1982 Ken Anderson (0–1)
1988 Boomer Esiason (2–1)
1990 Boomer Esiason (1–1)
2005 Carson Palmer (0–1)
2009 Carson Palmer (0–1)
2011 Andy Dalton (0–1)
2012 Andy Dalton (0–1)
2013 Andy Dalton (0–1)
2014 Andy Dalton (0–1)
2015 AJ McCarron (0–1)

Most games as starting quarterback[edit]

These quarterbacks have the most starts for the Bengals in regular season games (through the 2018 NFL season).

Name
GP Games played
GS Games started
W Number of wins as starting quarterback
L Number of losses as starting quarterback
T Number of ties as starting quarterback
Pct Winning Percentage as starting quarterback
Name Period GP GS W L T %
Ken Anderson 1971–1986 192 172 91 81 .529
Boomer Esiason 1984–1992, 1997 134 123 62 61 .504
Andy Dalton 2011–present 120 120 68 50 2 .567
Carson Palmer 2004–2010 97 97 46 51 .474
Jeff Blake 1994–1999 75 66 25 41 .379
Jon Kitna 2001–2005 53 46 18 28 .391

Team career passing records[edit]

(Through the 2018 NFL season)

Name Comp Att % Yds TD Int
Ken Anderson 2,654 4,475 59.3 32,838 197 160
Andy Dalton 2,443 3,921 62.3 28,100 188 104
Carson Palmer 2,024 3,217 62.9 22,694 154 100
Boomer Esiason 2,015 3,564 56.5 27,149 187 131
Jeff Blake 1,240 2,221 55.8 15,134 93 62
Jon Kitna 1,009 1,707 59.1 10,707 59 59

See also[edit]