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The Success and The Failures of Lefthanders in Sports

Lefthanded Quarterbacks

A Rare Breed has become Extinct

Michael Vick and Kellen Moore are the last two lefthanded quarterbacks to play in the NFL.

Are there any other prospects besides Tua Tagolaivoa, who might be the next lefthanded quarterback?

The best lefthanded quarterback ever

to play professional football might be

Nick Davila of the Arizona Rattlers

in the Arena Football League.  

Other Lefthanded Quarterbacks who've played in the NFL

Only seventeen other lefthanded quarterbacks have played in the NFL.

Some were occasional starters, but most were backups who rarely played.

Welcome Tua Tagovailoa

The long wait is over, and the excitement has just begun.
Tua Tagovailoa made a strong showing in his rookie year with the Miami Dolphins, quickly proving why he was so highly regarded coming out of college and providing hope for other lefthanders who want to be NFL quarterbacks.

Read about Tua and the developments in his career

​​Other Lefthanded Starting Quarterbacks in the NFL

Bobby Douglas, Paul McDonald, Scott Mitchell, Cade McNown, Matt Leinart, Chris Simms, and

Tim Tebow are the only other lefthanded quarterbacks with more than 10 career starts in the NFL.

First there was Ken Stabler (1970-1984), followed by Jim Zorn (1976-1987),

then came Boomer Esiason (1984-1997), followed by Steve Young (1985-1999)

then came Mark Brunell (1994-2011), followed by Michael Vick (2001-2015)

Almost every year for over forty years, there was at least 
one very good Lefthanded Quarterback playing in the NFL.

And now comes Tua Tagovailoa (2020-????)