Add Cutler to the Favre list

Including Jay Cutler making his starting debut today for Denver, teams have started 376 quarterbacks since Favre began his streak.

Today, as Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre makes his 233rd consecutive regular-season start, Denver Broncos rookie Jay Cutler makes his first career start.

Including Cutler, teams have gone through 376 starting quarterbacks — many starting for two or more teams — since Favre began his amazing streak.

"It's unbelievable. I'm trying to make it through my first full season, and this is my seventh year in the league," said the Jets' Chad Pennington, who will be New York's starter today against Favre and the Packers. "And here he is, in his 16th year, and he has played any number of games consecutively and not missed a start. It's just unfathomable to me; it just doesn't make any sense."

Pennington's record for most consecutive starts? Seventeen, from Nov. 12, 2003, to Nov. 7, 2004.

No. 2 on the consecutive-starts list is Peyton Manning. The Colts' quarterback will make his 140th consecutive start today, dating to the opening game of his rookie season in 1998.

Manning's streak is impressive, but he, too, is in awe of Favre.

"I've always said what Brett Favre has done, that's one of the great streaks in sports," Manning said. "Everybody talks about Cal Ripken and the (Johnny) Unitas touchdowns streak (47 games with a touchdown pass), and those are obviously great streaks. But what Brett Favre has done, in this game, it's really amazing."

The following list shows how many quarterbacks teams have used since Brett Favre began his starting streak.

Team QBs

Chicago 20

Arizona 17

Washington 17

New Orleans 16

Cleveland 15

Cowboys 15

Detroit 15

Baltimore 14

Miami 14

NY Jets 14

Oakland 14

St. Louis 14

Atlanta 13

San Diego 13

Cincinnati 12

Denver 13

Philadelphia 12

Seattle 12

Tennessee 12

Minnesota 11

Tampa Bay 11

San Francisco 10

Buffalo 9

Indianapolis 9

Jacksonville 9

NY Giants 9

Pittsburgh 9

Carolina 8

Kansas City 8

New England 7

Houston 3

Green Bay 1

Total 376

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