There have been no shortage of injuries this 2023 NFL season, including a handful that have ended campaigns. Six teams have lost their quarterbacks to season-ending injuries. Who are they? Let's take a quick look at those six starters who are looking ahead to 2024 -- including Joe Burrow and Aaron Rodgers -- in alphabetical order.
(It's important to note that one of these quarterbacks is unique from the rest, as Rodgers has a chance to return this season from an Achilles injury that typically ends a player's season. More on that below.)
The Colts rookie QB suffered an AC joint sprain in his right (throwing) shoulder against the Tennessee Titans on Oct. 8. It was decided that Richardson would have surgery to repair the joint, ending his season.
Rodgers suffered a torn Achilles on the Jets' fourth snap of the season on Sept. 11. He was placed on injured reserve and had surgery to repair the Achilles. The injury and subsequent surgery was thought to be season-ending. However, Rodgers started practicing on a limited basis on Nov. 29, and neither Rodgers nor the Jets have ruled out a return to the field this season.
The Browns' franchise quarterback had season-ending surgery to repair a displaced fracture to the glenoid in his right (throwing) shoulder. He suffered the injury in the first half of the Browns' Nov. 12 win against the Ravens but stayed in and finished the game.