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Liste der Quarterbacks, die im NFL Draft insgesamt auf Platz 1 gedraftet wurden, nach Jahr

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In the NFL Draft 2023, a total of 88 players were selected first overall, with 35 of those picks being quarterbacks. This means that in 40% of all drafts, a quarterback was chosen as the number one pick.

The first time a quarterback was selected as the number one pick was in 1944.

Two things will immediately stand out from this list:

1) The same teams consistently draft the number one QB.
The Colts have achieved this five times.
The Rams have achieved this four times.
The Browns have achieved this three times.
The Patriots have achieved this twice.
The Bengals have achieved this twice.
The Falcons have achieved this twice.
The Panthers have achieved this twice.
The Buccaneers have achieved this twice.
The Boston Yanks have achieved this twice.

2) The phenomenon of drafting a quarterback number one is a new trend.
As mentioned earlier, it took 8 drafts before a QB landed at number 1.
In the last 25 years from 1998 to 2023, QBs were chosen first overall a total of 19 times, which is 76% of the time.

Here are the 35 QBs who were drafted first overall:

1944 – QB Angelo Bertelli, Boston Yanks
1946 – QB Frank Dancewicz, Boston Yanks
1952 – QB Bill Wade, Los Angeles Rams
1954 – QB Bobby Garrett, Cleveland Browns
… (list continues) …

Random Facts About NFL Draft Quarterbacks

The first NFL Draft after the merger of the NFL and AFL took place in 1970. From 1947 to 1958, the first pick was determined through a random lottery.

The NFL Draft began in 1936. The very first draft pick was Running Back Jay Berwanger, who was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles. He was the reigning Heisman Trophy winner at the time.

Three quarterbacks who were first overall draft picks have been named NFL Rookie of the Year: Sam Bradford (2010), Cam Newton (2011), and Kyler Murray (2019).

The Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Rams hold the record for the most first overall selections in NFL Draft history, both with seven picks each.

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