Top 10 Quarterbacks in Patriots history

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10. Hugh Millen

Tenure: 1991-1992

Record as starter: 5-15

Quick look at stats: 60.5 percent completion rate, 4,276 yards, 17 touchdowns, 28 interceptions, 71.8 rating

Millen joined the Patriots in 1991 under Plan B free agency (a topic worth reading about). The Patriots marked Millen’s third team in a journeyman career that had previously included stints with the St. Louis Rams and Atlanta Falcons. Following the 1992 season, Millen was traded to the Dallas Cowboys, where he played briefly before finishing his career with the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints.

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Despite his poor numbers and record as a starter, Millen makes this list because he was instrumental in improving the team from a 1-15 record in 1990 to a 6-10 record in 1991. After replacing Tommy Hudson in Week 4, Millen led the Patriots to a 5-7 record as the starter and finished with 3,073 yards that year.

However, things got weird for not just Millen but rather the entire quarterback depth chart in 1992. Millen, Hudson, Scott Zolak and Jeff Carlson all threw passes for the Patriots in 1992; Millen gets bragging rights because he led the crowd with 1,203 passing yards in the forgettable 2-14 season.

Millen probably loved his time in New England, as 20 of his 25 career starts came during that two-year span before Drew Bledsoe took over.

At the risk of poking the Defategate bear, Millen spilled some interesting tidbits back in January that are worth reading up on.

Next: 9. Mike Taliaferro