Every NFL team’s starting and backup quarterback in 2022

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Every NFL team’s starting and backup quarterback in 2022 originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Starting quarterbacks are the name of the game.

Field a good one and the odds of winning increase. Take a look at the four NFL teams that made last year’s conference championship games and you’ll see that all squads were led by a talented signal caller: Patrick Mahomes, Matthew Stafford, Joe Burrow and Jimmy Garoppolo.

But it’s always good to have a quality backup in the event an unfortunate injury arises. With the 2022 NFL regular season underway, here’s a tracker of every team’s starting and backup quarterback for the new campaign:

Arizona Cardinals

Starter: Kyler Murray

Backups: Trace McSorley

Injured: Colt McCoy

Atlanta Falcons

Starter: Marcus Mariota

Backups: Desmond Ridder, Feleipe Franks

Baltimore Ravens

Starter: Lamar Jackson

Backups: Tyler Huntley

Buffalo Bills

Starter: Josh Allen

Backups: Case Keenum

Carolina Panthers

Starter: Baker Mayfield

Backups: P.J. Walker

Injured: Sam Darnold, Matt Corral

Chicago Bears

Starter: Justin Fields

Backups: Trevor Siemian

Cincinnati Bengals

Starter: Joe Burrow

Backup: Brandon Allen

Cleveland Browns

Starter: Jacoby Brissett

Backups: Joshua Dobbs, Kellen Mond

Suspended: Deshaun Watson

Dallas Cowboys

Starter: Cooper Rush

Backups: Will Grier

Injured: Dak Prescott

Denver Broncos

Starter: Russell Wilson

Backups: Brett Rypien

Detroit Lions

Starter: Jared Goff

Backups: Nate Sudfeld

Green Bay Packers

Starter: Aaron Rodgers

Backups: Jordan Love

Houston Texans

Starter: Davis Mills

Backups: Kyle Allen

Indianapolis Colts

Starter: Matt Ryan

Backups: Nick Foles, Sam Ehlinger

Jacksonville Jaguars

Starter: Trevor Lawrence

Backups: C.J. Beathard

Kansas City Chiefs

Starter: Patrick Mahomes

Backups: Chad Henne, Shane Buechele

Las Vegas Raiders

Starter: Derek Carr

Backups: Jarrett Stidham

Los Angeles Chargers

Starter: Justin Herbert

Backups: Chase Daniel, Easton Stick

Los Angeles Rams

Starter: Matthew Stafford

Backups: John Wolford, Bryce Perkins

Miami Dolphins

Starter: Tua Tagovailoa

Backups: Teddy Bridgewater, Skylar Thompson

Minnesota Vikings

Starter: Kirk Cousins

Backups: Nick Mullens

New England Patriots

Starter: Mac Jones

Backups: Brian Hoyer, Bailey Zappe

New Orleans Saints

Starter: Jameis Winston

Backups: Andy Dalton, Taysom Hill

New York Giants

Starter: Daniel Jones

Backups: Tyrod Taylor

New York Jets

Starter: Zach Wilson

Backups: Joe Flacco, Mike White

Philadelphia Eagles

Starter: Jalen Hurts

Backups: Gardner Minshew, Ian Book

Pittsburgh Steelers

Starter: Mitch Trubisky

Backups: Kenny Pickett, Mason Rudolph

San Francisco 49ers

Starter: Jimmy Garoppolo

Backups: Brock Purdy

Injured: Trey Lance (ankle), out for season

Seattle Seahawks

Starter: Geno Smith

Backups: Drew Lock

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Starter: Tom Brady

Backups: Blaine Gabbert, Kyle Trask

Tennessee Titans

Starter: Ryan Tannehill

Backups: Malik Willis

Washington Commanders

Starter: Carson Wentz

Backups: Taylor Heinicke, Sam Howell