Who was the first quarterback to start games over 20 years apart? He was a lightly regarded quarterback – a 10th-round pick who was waived by the team that drafted him.
Steve DeBerg. He was drafted in 1977 by Dallas. He started for San Francisco in 1978. He retired after the 1993 season, but the Falcons signed him in 1998 and he got one fill-in start that year (20 years and one month after the 1978 opener).