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The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated January 24, 2020 19.9k votes 3.5k voters 74.2k 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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    Steve Beuerlein

    Broncos career: 2003, 2002, 2001

    Stephen Taylor Beuerlein (born March 7, 1965) is a former American football quarterback, and is currently an NFL and college football analyst for CBS....  more
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    John McCormick

    Broncos career: 1968, 1966, 1965, 1963

    John Joseph McCormick, Jr. (May 26, 1937 – November 12, 2013) was a professional American football player who played quarterback and punter for the Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos from...  more
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    Chris Simms

    Broncos career: 2009

    Christopher David Simms (born August 29, 1980) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third...  more
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    Broncos career: 2001, 2000

    Gustave Joseph Frerotte (; born July 31, 1971) is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 1994 NFL Draft. He played college...  more
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    Broncos career: 1962

    George Howard Shaw (July 25, 1933 – January 3, 1998) was an American football quarterback who played seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL)....  more
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    Broncos career: 1975, 1974, 1973

    John Coleman Hufnagel (born September 13, 1951) is the president and general manager of the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was previously the Stampeders' head coach and played...  more
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    Broncos career: 1996, 1995

    William Scott Musgrave (born November 11, 1967) is an American football coach and former quarterback, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for multiple National Football League (NFL) teams....  more
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    Broncos career: 2018

    Casey Austin "Case" Keenum (born February 17, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Houston,...  more

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    Broncos career: 1995, 1994

    Hugh Breedlove Millen (born November 22, 1963) is a former professional football quarterback in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, Dallas...  more
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    Chad Kelly

    Broncos career: 2018, 2017

    Chad Patrick Kelly is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson and Ole Miss. The Broncos selected him in...  more
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    Mickey Slaughter

    Broncos career: 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

    Milton Eugene "Mickey" Slaughter (born August 22, 1941) is a former professional American football quarterback in the American Football League and assistant coach at Louisiana Tech. He was raised in...  more
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    Broncos career: 1999

    Christopher James Miller (born August 9, 1965) is a former professional American football quarterback who was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1st round (13th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft. He...  more
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    Jarious Jackson

    Broncos career: 2003, 2002, 2000

    Jarious K. Jackson (born May 3, 1977) is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has also been the quarterbacks coach for the...  more
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    Matt Robinson

    Broncos career: 1980

    Matthew Gillette Robinson (born June 28, 1955) is a former professional American football player. He played quarterback for the University of Georgia. Robinson played in the National Football League...  more
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    Danny Kanell

    Broncos career: 2004, 2003

    Daniel Kanell (born November 21, 1973) is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) and Arena Football League, and former ESPN personality. He was...  more

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    Broncos career: 1963

    Donald Carl Breaux (born August 3, 1940) is a former American football player and coach. He played college football at McNeese State College and in the American Football League (AFL). He served two...  more
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    Broncos career: 1965, 1964

    Jack Ross "Jacky" Lee (July 11, 1938 – May 2, 2016) was an American quarterback who played professional football in the American Football League for all ten of its seasons (1960–1969). After playing...  more
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    Broncos career: 2017, 2016

    Paxton Lynch is an American football quarterback for the Memphis Tigers....  more
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    Alan Pastrana

    Broncos career: 1970, 1969

    Charles Alan Pastrana (born November 20, 1944) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football for the University of Maryland from 1965 to 1968. In 1966, he set the Atlantic...  more
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    Broncos career: 1968, 1967

    James Michael LeClair (born October 30, 1950) is a former professional American football linebacker who played 12 seasons in the National Football League with the Cincinnati Bengals and later in the...  more
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    George Herring

    Broncos career: 1961, 1960

    George W. Herring is a former professional American football quarterback and punter in the American Football League. Herring played with the Denver Broncos in 1960 and 1961. Drafted by the San...  more