Healthy Quarterbacks - NFL 2020

In 2019, NFL quarterbacks missed a total of 52 games due to injury, a 13-percent decline from 2018 (60) and approximately 48 percent fewer that the average over the past three seasons (109).

Games NFL quarterbacks missed due to injury by season since 2015:

Season Games Missed
(Source: NFL)


Quarterback Philip Rivers, who started 224 consecutive regular season games for the Chargers before joining the Indianapolis Colts this offseason, has the longest active streak in the league and the second-longest streak in NFL history. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has the second longest active streak with 128 consecutive starts. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has started 154 consecutive games from 2009 to 2019, the fifth-longest streak in league history.

The quarterbacks with the most consecutive games started in NFL history:

Quarterback Team(s) Consecutive Starts Seasons
(Source: NFL)
Brett FavreGreen Bay, Jets, Minnesota2971992-2010
Philip RiversChargers2242006-present
Eli ManningGiants2102004-2017
Peyton ManningColts2081998-2011
Matt RyanFalcons1542009-2019


Philip Rivers on his streak

"That's one streak or one thing that has always meant a lot to me. I think there are a lot of things that go into that, right? I have been blessed enough to be healthy enough to be out there. There is an element of toughness to it. Also, it means your guys are protecting you. There are so many things involved that allow you to be able to suit up each and every week, but that's always been important to me to be available and to be out there every Sunday that I could be. I'm thankful that's been 220-something plus in a row. Certainly, the desired hope is to keep that thing going."

13 quarterbacks started all 16 games for their respective teams during the 2019 season:

Team Quarterback
(Source: NFL)
ArizonaKyler Murray
BuffaloJosh Allen
ClevelandBaker Mayfield
DallasDak Prescott
Green BayAaron Rodgers
ChargersPhilip Rivers
RamsJared Goff
New EnglandTom Brady
OaklandDerek Carr
PhiladelphiaCarson Wentz
San FranciscoJimmy Garoppolo
SeattleRussell Wilson
Tampa BayJameis Winston


Healthy Quarterbacks - NFL 2020 Season