April 14, 2021

4 Super Bowl LV backup QBs combined have earned $116M in the NFL

4 Super Bowl LV backup QBs combined have earned $116M in the NFL

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The four backup quarterbacks in Sunday’s Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have combined for 58 wins against 93 losses as starters. That’s anemic. What isn’t weak is how much money Drew Stanton, Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne and Matt Moore have made in their combined NFL careers.

Blaine Gabbert

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Career earnings: $21,714,351 Record: 13-35 Yards: 9.206 TD passes: 50 Interceptions: 47 Blaine Gabbert has played for four NFL teams. The most wins he had as a starter came in his rookie year with Jacksonville when he was 4-10.

Drew Stanton


Career earnings: $31,951,719 Record: 11-6 Yards: 4,059 TD passes: 20 Interceptions: 24 Drew Stanton has not played in an NFL game since 2017. He did throw for 1,711 yards in 2017, the only time in his career he reached four figures. He was once a second-round pick of the Detroit Lions … in 2007.

Chad Henne

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Career earnings: $35,330,135 Record: 18-36 Yards: 13,208 TD passes: 27 Interceptions: 26 Chad Henne saved the day for the Chiefs against the Browns when Patrick Mahomes was injured. The former Michigan QB has not started and won a game since 2013.

Matt Moore

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Career earnings: $27,519,500 Record: 16-16 Yards: 7,597 TD passes: 49 Interceptions: 36 Matt Moore did win a game as Chiefs QB when Patrick Mahomes missed time in 2019. He is 3-4 as a starter since 2012. When you put the quartet’s earnings together, you come up with the tidy sum of $116,515,705. That’s a stunning figure when you consider how little each has accomplished in the NFL.