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The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated January 24, 2020 20.1k votes 3.5k voters 73.8k views46 items

Big fan of Denver football? Then check out this list of Denver Broncos quarterbacks with photos! It includes every starting quarterback from throughout Denver Broncos history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. This roster contains many American football greats, players in the game with the highest ratings in the NFL. The QB is the leader of the offensive team, the one who often calls the plays. Although most teams use an offensive coordinator now, QBs still need to know the intricacies of the rules for trick plays and tactics. Vigorous training is a must—and don't forget that a quarterback is only as good as his receivers.

Who are the best quarterbacks in Denver Broncos history? Here is every athlete who's ever held the illustrious position of Denver Broncos quarterback. Vote below, then head over and check out the top Broncos kickers ever and best Broncos tight ends.

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    Broncos career: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983

    John Albert Elway Jr. (born June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who is...  more

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    #1211 of 1,424 The Best Athletes Of All Time#8 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time

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    Broncos career:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

    Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who...  more

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    Broncos career:  1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

    Larry Craig Morton (born February 5, 1943) is a former American football quarterback in the...  more

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    #10 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s#9 of 73 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

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    Broncos career: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 

    Jason Steven "Jake" Plummer (born December 19, 1974) is a former professional American...  more
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    Broncos career: 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

    Francis Joseph Tripucka (December 8, 1927 – September 12, 2013) was an American collegiate and...  more
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    Broncos career: 1983, 1982, 1981

    Steven Leroy "Steve" DeBerg (born January 19, 1954) is a retired American football player. He...  more

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    #27 of 45 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s#19 of 84 The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

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    Broncos career: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972

    Charley Lane Johnson (born November 22, 1938) is a former American football quarterback and...  more
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    Broncos career: 2011, 2010

    Timothy Richard Tebow (; born August 14, 1987) is an American professional baseball player,...  more

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    #9 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#756 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

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    Broncos career: 1989, 1988, 1984, 1983

    Gary Wayne Kubiak (born August 15, 1961) is an American football coach and former player who...  more

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    Broncos career: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

    Brian David Griese (; born March 18, 1975) is a former American football quarterback and...  more

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    #25 of 87 The Best Michigan Football Players of All Time#23 of 66 The Best Chicago Bears Quarterbacks of All Time

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    Broncos career: 1999, 1998, 1997

    Walter Andrew "Bubby" Brister, III (born August 15, 1962) is a former American football...  more
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    Craig Penrose

    Broncos career: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976

    Craig R. Penrose (born July 25, 1953) is a former professional American football quarterback....  more
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    Broncos career: 1968

    Marlin Oliver Briscoe (born September 10, 1945) is a former American football quarterback and...  more
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    Broncos career:  2008, 2007, 2006

    Jay Christopher Cutler (born April 29, 1983) is a former American football quarterback who...  more

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    Broncos career: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974

    Norris Lee Weese (August 12, 1951 – January 20, 1995) was a star quarterback for Chalmette...  more
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    Broncos career: 2017, 2016, 2015

    Trevor John Siemian is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the...  more
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    Broncos career: 1970, 1969

    Peter Adrian Liske ( LISK; born May 24, 1942) is a former American football quarterback, star...  more
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    Scotty Glacken

    Broncos career: 1967, 1966

    Edward Scott Glacken (July 28, 1944 – December 27, 2006) was an American collegiate and...  more
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    Broncos career:  1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971

    Stephen Wayne Ramsey (April 22, 1948 – October 15, 1999) was a professional American football...  more
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    Broncos career: 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

    Stephen Michael Tensi (born December 8, 1942) is a former professional American football...  more

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    #21 of 32 The Best Florida State Seminoles Quarterbacks of All Time#36 of 41 The Best Los Angeles Chargers Quarterbacks of All Time

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    Broncos career: 1993, 1992

    Thomas Alfred Maddox (born September 2, 1971) is a former football quarterback in the National...  more
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    Kyle Sloter

    Broncos career: 2017

    Kyle Joseph Sloter is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the...  more
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    Broncos career:  2011, 2010, 2009

    Kyle Raymond Orton (born November 14, 1982) is a former American football quarterback. He...  more
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    Broncos career: 1972, 1971

    Donald Glenn Horn (born March 9, 1945) is a former American football player, a quarterback in...  more
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    Brock Osweiler

    Broncos career: 2017

    Brock Alan Osweiler (born November 22, 1990) is an American football quarterback who is...  more