When Eli Manning started 210 consecutive games for the Giants, it was Geno Smith who ended the streak – starting a game at Oakland in 2017. Sunday at Pittsburgh, Smith will start for the Seahawks, ending Russell Wilson’s run of 149 straight games. Who is the only other quarterback who has been the next man up after two streaks of quarterbacks starting at least 100 games? Said player is the all-time passing leader for a franchise (most career yards and touchdowns).


Matt Schaub. When Joe Flacco’s streak of 122 straight starts ended in 2015, it was Schaub who replaced him, directing the Ravens to a win at Cleveland. And when Matt Ryan got hurt after 154 straight starts in 2019, it was Schaub who filled in (shockingly passing for 460 yards in a loss against the Seahawks).