5 oldest quarterbacks to ever start a game for the Detroit Lions
2. Joe Ferguson
Ferguson makes the list of the five oldest quarterbacks to start a game for the Lions twice, during the 1985 and 1986 seasons respectively. But of course he only counts once here, when he made his last start for the team in 1986.
Ferguson is best-known for his long run under center with the Buffalo Bills, for whom he started 163 games over 12 seasons (1973-1984). In 1977, he led the league in pass attempts (457), passing yards (2,803) and interceptions (24). He moved on to play in 14 games over two seasons with the Lions (1985-1986), starting five times (four in 1986). Then he played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (three starts over the 1988 and 1989 seasons) and Indianapolis Colts (one game and eight pass attempts in 1990) before calling it a career.
1986 Stats for the Lions: 6 games, 4 starts; 941 passing yards,7 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 47.1 percent completion rate, 62.9 passer rating
Age at time of last start for the Lions, Dec. 21, 1986 vs. Atlanta Falcons: 36 years, 242 days