How long a team stays in a quarterback heck hole is anyone’s guess.
The Chicago Bears have been searching for a franchise quarterback since Sid Luckman retired in 1950. The Bears have started 37 different quarterbacks during the Favre and Rodgers era. Chicago only made the playoffs seven times during that era and saw the series between the two rivals swing in Green Bay’s favor.
The Cleveland Browns have started just shy of 40 quarterbacks since they cut Bernie Kosar. Kosar is not a Hall of Fame quarterback, but he is the last QB1 they have had who had a long run as the man under center.
The Denver Broncos are already in double-digits in terms of the different quarterbacks they have tried to replace Peyton Manning. He retired after the 2015 season.
The Broncos had to use 11 different quarterbacks after John Elway retired in 1998 and before Manning showed up.
With Elway and Manning, the Broncos made the playoffs 14 times and won three Super Bowls. Without them, the franchise has made the playoffs five times.
The Buffalo Bills started 19 different quarterbacks after Jim Kelly retired after the 1996 season to when they drafted Josh Allen in the 2018 draft. The Bills made the playoffs just three times during that span.