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Can You Name the Quarterback With the Most Passing Touchdowns for Each NFL Franchise?
By: Gavin Thagard
6 Min Quiz
About This Quiz
Draft day is right around the corner, and your favorite NFL team desperately needs that franchise quarterback who will smash all of the franchise records set years ago by a player you barely remember. Will they finally get the guy to lead the team into the future, or will you keep looking back into the record books at players who came into the league decades ago?
It's not an easy task to smash an NFL record, after all, and some NFL teams had players who are going to be hard to beat out for future prospects. This is particularly true for quarterbacks where passing touchdowns is the most important record in the book. These guys are supposed to put the ball in the end zone.
How well do you know the records that have already been established in the NFL? Can you name the quarterbacks who have the most passing touchdowns for each NFL franchise? For some of these teams, you'll have to think back a long way to find the answer.
If you're up to the task, this quiz will put your NFL knowledge up against a real test. Get started and see how well you know the history of quarterbacks across the league!
The touchdowns leader for the Patriots has won five Super Bowls. Who is he?
Tom Brady has been one of the stars of the league into his early 40s, which is a rarity in the NFL. The quarterback even won the NFL MVP in 2017 at the age of 40.
Often considered the greatest quarterback to never win a Super Bowl, who's the passing touchdowns leader for the Dolphins?
Dan Marino was the first quarterback in the NFL to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season. He accomplished the feat in 1984, only his second year in the NFL.
This quarterback only completed a little over 50% of his passes, but he threw the most touchdowns in Jets' history. Who is he?
Nicknamed "Broadway Joe," Namath promised the city of New York a Super Bowl title. He delivered at Super Bowl III when the Jets defeated the Colts.
The Bills revolutionized the NFL with their no-huddle offense when this quarterback set the franchise record for passing touchdowns. Who is he?
From 1990 through 1993, the Bills went to four straight Super Bowls under the guidance of Jim Kelly. However, the team lost all four Super Bowls.
The Texans' all-time passing touchdowns leader has more than twice as many touchdowns as the next closest player. Who is it?
In 2007, Matt Schaub was traded from the Falcons to the Texans where he replaced the former starter, David Carr. Carr had been a first-round draft pick who never lived up to his draft position.
Nicknamed "The Sheriff," who has the most passing touchdowns for the Colts?
Peyton Manning left the Colts after an injury derailed him for the 2011 season. He joined the Denver Broncos where he won a Super Bowl to end his career in 2015.
This quarterback set the franchise record while the Titans were still located in Texas. Who is he?
Warren Moon went undrafted out of college in 1978. Without a place in the NFL, he turned to the Canadian Football League, where he played until 1983 when he joined the Oilers.
Traded from the Packers in 1995, who is the franchise leader in touchdowns for the Jaguars?
A three-time Pro Bowler, Mark Brunell led the league in passing yards in 1996. That season, he threw for 4,367 yards and 19 touchdowns.
This touchdowns leader is still throwing them for the Steelers. Who is he?
Drafted out of Miami University, Ben Roethlisberger was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2004. A year later, he led the Steelers to a Super Bowl victory.
Drafted out of Delaware, who's the passing touchdowns leader for the Ravens?
The Ravens defeated the 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. Joe Flacco was named the MVP of the game after throwing for 287 yards and three touchdowns.
This quarterback spent his entire career with the Bengals as he set the record for passing touchdowns. Who is he?
After suffering an injury in 1980, Ken Anderson came back in 1981 and had the best season of his career. He was named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year, NFL MVP, and NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
Playing in the '40s and '50s, who holds the passing touchdowns record for the Browns?
Otto Graham played for the Browns from 1946 until 1955. Graham left the league a year before Jim Brown joined the team.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987, who holds the passing touchdowns record for the Chiefs?
Len Dawson led the Chiefs to a victory over the Vikings in Super Bowl IV. Dawson was named the MVP of the game despite only throwing a single touchdown.
The passing touchdowns leader for the Chargers has been to seven Pro Bowls. Who is he?
Philip Rivers was originally drafted by the New York Giants in 2004. The quarterback was immediately traded to the Chargers for the Chargers' first-round pick, Eli Manning.
A two-time Super Bowl champion, who's the passing touchdowns leader for the Broncos?
John Elway had to suffer through three Super Bowl losses before finally winning a Super Bowl near the end of his career. He retired in 1998 after winning his second Super Bowl in a row.
The NFL MVP in 1974, who is the all-time passing touchdowns leader for the Raiders?
Ken Stabler was part of a Raiders team known for their tough and dirty play on the field. He helped the team win a Super Bowl in the 1976-77 season when they defeated the Vikings.
This quarterback set the passing touchdowns record for the Redskins while playing in a leather helmet. Who is he?
Sammy Baugh was one of the first star quarterbacks in the NFL. He led the league for several seasons in multiple passing categories including completion percentage, passing yards and passing rating.
Back injuries finally forced this quarterback off the field, but not before he set the Cowboys' passing touchdowns record. Who is it?
Tony Romo went undrafted out of Eastern Illinois in 2003. He would not get his first start until 2006, when he started ten games and threw 19 touchdown passes.
The second pick in the 1999 NFL draft, who holds the touchdowns record for the Eagles?
Donovan McNabb led the Eagles to the Super Bowl during the 2004-05 season. However, they lost 24-21 to the New England Patriots in a game where McNabb threw three touchdowns and three interceptions.
The son of a former NFL quarterback, who is the Giants' leader in passing touchdowns?
Eli Manning started 210 straight games for the Giants between 2004 and 2017. That puts Manning in second place only behind Brett Favre in consecutive starts by a quarterback.
The passing touchdowns leader for the Saints is also the NFL all-time leader. Who is he?
Drew Brees follows only Peyton Manning in all-time passing touchdowns. However, Brees is first in passes completed and passing yards.
Drafted out of Auburn University, who's the passing touchdowns leader for the Panthers?
Cam Newton spent a single season at Auburn University. In one year, Newton won both the Heisman Trophy as well as the National Championship.
The NFL MVP in 2016, who leads the Falcons' franchise in passing touchdowns?
In his 2016 MVP season, Matt Ryan guided the Falcons to the Super Bowl. However, his team gave up a 25-point lead in the second half and lost the game to the New England Patriots.
Though he only threw 80 touchdowns, who leads the Buccaneers in passing touchdowns?
Entering the NFL in 2009, Josh Freeman was released by the Buccaneers three games into his fifth season with the team. After jumping around teams, the quarterback was out of the league by 2015.
Traded from the Broncos, who ended up leading the Bears in passing touchdowns during his time in Chicago?
Jay Cutler was released by the Chicago Bears following the 2016 season. He originally retired after his release but was later signed by the Dolphins when their franchise quarterback went down with an injury.
This quarterback had his number retired by the Vikings, where he led the franchise in passing touchdowns. Who is it?
After leading the league in passing touchdowns, Fran Tarkenton was named the NFL MVP in 1975. He led the team to a 12-2 record that season, but the Vikings lost in the first round to the Dallas Cowboys.
The Packers' franchise leader in passing touchdowns was known for not missing games. Who is he?
Aaron Rodgers was drafted in 2005 to be the heir-apparent to Brett Favre. Favre left the Packers after the 2007 season, initially retiring before returning to play for the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.
The passing touchdowns leader for the Lions still plays for the franchise. Who is he?
Coming out of Georgia, Matthew Stafford was the first pick in the 2009 NFL draft. Stafford's best season was in 2011, when he threw for over 5,000 yards and 41 touchdowns.
The passing touchdowns leader for the Rams led the league in touchdowns twice. Who is it?
Roman Gabriel played college football at North Carolina State University. He was named the ACC Player of the Year twice in 1960 and 1961.
After going undrafted in 1980, which quarterback became the passing touchdowns leader for the Seahawks?
Dave Krieg played quarterback for the Seahawks from 1980 until 1991. During that tenure, he was selected to the Pro Bowl three times. Krieg became a journeyman quarterback after the 1991 season.
This quarterback won four Super Bowls with the 49ers while setting the franchise record for passing touchdowns. Who is he?
No one was as cool under pressure as Joe Montana, who could orchestrate an offense under the most extreme circumstances. His calm demeanor helped him win four Super Bowls where he was named the MVP for three of his championships.
This quarterback set the Cardinals' passing touchdowns record despite throwing more interceptions than touchdowns. Who is it?
Jim Hart finished his career as a Cardinal with the most passing touchdowns and passing yards. However, he also threw more interceptions than touchdowns, which is another Cardinals' record.
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