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Quarterback Names

Quarterback Names
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Most of us have had the experience of looking up to a charismatic football quarterback. Whether you’re from a small town or a big city, chances are you had your very own boys of fall that were the stars of Friday night and a dream date to the homecoming dance. Now that football season has arrived, looking at pro football players gives us a sense of some of the names that graced high school halls not too long ago. Some are trendy, some preppy, and some are classic. Whatever your style, you’re bound to be inspired by the names of these starting NFL quarterbacks.

  • Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
  • Alex (Alexander) Smith – Kansas City Chiefs
  • Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts
  • Andy (Andrew) Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals
  • Ben (Benjamin) Roethlisberger – Pittsburg Steelers
  • Blaine Gabbert – Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Brandon Weeden – Cleveland Browns
  • Cam (Cameron) Newton – Carolina Panthers
  • Carson Palmer – Arizona Cardinals
  • Christian Ponder – Minnesota Vikings
  • Colin Kaepernick – San Francisco 49ers
  • Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints
  • Eli (Elisha) Manning – New York Giants
  • Geno (Eugene) Smith – New York Jets
  • Jake (Jacob) Locker – Tennessee Titans
  • Jay Cutler – Chicago Bears
  • Jeff (Jeffrey) Tuel – Buffalo Bills
  • Joe (Joseph) Flacco – Baltimore Ravens
  • Josh (Joshua) Freeman – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Mark Sanchez – New York Jets
  • Matt (Matthew) Flynn – Oakland Raiders
  • Matt (Matthew) Ryan – Atlanta Falcons
  • Matt (Matthew) Schaub – Houston Texans
  • Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions
  • Michael Vick – Philadelphia Eagles
  • Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos
  • Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers
  • Robert Griffin III – Washington Redskins
  • Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks
  • Ryan Tannehill – Miami Dolphins
  • Sam (Samuel) Bradford – St. Louis Rams
  • Terrelle Pryor – Oakland Raiders
  • Tom (Thomas) Brady – New England Patriots
  • Tony (Antonio) Romo – Dallas Cowboys

If youre looking for a quintessential football name according to today's NFL starting quarterbacks, Matt and Matthew are a sure bet. Next in line are Andrew and variations Andy and Drew. Or maybe it's the more contemporary names that grab your attention like Blaine, Carson, or Peyton. 

Which of these names fits your style? Who are your favorite quarterbacks? 

--L.E.

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September 13, 2013 1:47 PM
By Miranda (not verified)

I don't know who would name a kid after Michael Vick. If any parent has after his horrible "hobby" came to light, I don't want to know that person at all.

September 16, 2013 12:47 PM
By BL (not verified)

I like Geno as a nickname for Eugene. I considered Eugene for my son (it's a family name) but don't love Gene as a nickname.

September 18, 2013 1:26 AM
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