Texas leads in producing current starting NFL QBs

One more thing that's bigger in Texas: lists of starting NFL quarterbacks.

The Lone Star State has seven projected starters at the position for Week 1 of the NFL season, including the league's most experienced starter in Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, who enters his 16th season. Seven marks the highest total by far of any state, based on the state in which each projected starter attended high school.

Between Texas' vast population and the passion for high school football there, it's neither surprising, nor uncommon.

Other projected starters from Texas include Matthew Stafford, Andy Dalton, Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Case Keenum and Ryan Tannehill. Second to Texas is California with four, followed by Louisiana, Florida, Alabama and Virginia with two each.

Projected Week 1 starters also include 19 first-round draft choices, seven of whom were selected No. 1 overall (Stafford, Luck, Eli Manning, Carson Palmer, Cam Newton, Alex Smith and Jameis Winston).

A look at where each projected starter played in the high school ranks:

Florida: Blake Bortles, Trevor Siemian

Alabama: Philip Rivers, Jameis Winston

Virginia: Tyrod Taylor, Russell Wilson

New Jersey: Joe Flacco

Missouri: Blaine Gabbert

Pennsylvania: Matt Ryan

Georgia: Cam Newton

Indiana: Jay Cutler

Michigan: Kirk Cousins

Ohio: Ben Roethlisberger

Montana: Brock Osweiler

Hawaii: Marcus Mariota

Arizona: Ryan Fitzpatrick

Illinois: Jimmy Garoppolo

North Dakota: Carson Wentz

Note: Only 31 projected starters are listed here, with the Minnesota Vikings' decision pending.

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