The first black quarterback to start an AFL professional football game was Marlin Briscoe. Briscoe started a game for the Denver Broncos in the American Football League (AFL). This was a full 2 years before the league merged with the NFL.
James Harris was the first starting black quarterback in the NFL. He started 2 games for the Buffalo Bills in 1971, after the Bills entered the NFL.
Although the leagues merged their records books as part of the merger, to not make a distinction between the leagues in a matter is simply wrong. An analogy would be how Major League Baseball maintains records and refers to such events. Jackie Robinson was the first black player in the Major Leagues with NL Brooklyn Dodgers. However, Larry Doby broke the color barrier in the American League with the Cleveland Indians. Like Robinson and Doby, Briscoe's and Harris's milestones are separate events.
Marlin Briscoe played for the Denver Broncos as a rookie, he started 14 games with 1498 yrds and 14tds. The next season he was converted to wide receiver and was also part of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. He still holds many of the Broncos' rookie records. There is a film in production about his life.
Briscoe's book, the somewhat mis-titled "The First Black Quarterback: Marlin Briscoe's Journey to Break the Color Barrier and Start in the NFL" can be found at Amazon.com although they only have autographed copies listed. You can visit the links at the bottom of this answer to learn more about his life and the texts (books and movies) being developed about him.
Parnell Dickinson was not only the Buccaneers first quarterback, but their first black quarterback as well. He played during their inaugural 1976 year.
Vince Young of the Tennessee Titans in 2006.
In 1937 the first year in Washington there quarterback was Sammy Baugh!
homer jordan for clemson, which was traded to georgia and won there first bowl game that year ?
Yes he will start this year
Ben RoethlisbergerBen Roethlisberger is the current quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He made his first start at quarterback for the Steelers in 2004. In 2008, Ben signed an eight-year contract that will have him playing for the Steelers until at least 2016.
This was in the year 1987 and Bobby Herbert was the starting quarterback.
The Black Death first struck Europe in 1347. It had been in Asia before that, but there is no record of exactly when or where it first struck.
The Redskins first year in Washington was 1937. The starting QB that year was Sammy Baugh.
The 1st ever dallas cowboys quarterback was Eddie LeBaron #14 in hte year of 1960
2006 was his first year as quarterback of the New Orleans Saints.