NFL The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time  

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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.

Featuring 2018-2019 Denver Broncos and some of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time, the best Broncos QBs include John Elway, Peyton Manning, Jake Plummer, and Gary Kubiak, among many other NFL greats.

Who are the best quarterbacks in Denver Broncos history? Here is every athlete who's ever held the illustrious position of Denver Broncos quarterback.

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John Elway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

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

John Albert Elway, Jr. is a former American football quarterback and current General Manager and Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football ...more

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671 154
Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Peyton Williams Manning is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. A five-time league MVP, he played for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons ...more

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235 115
Craig Morton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons:  1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

Larry Craig Morton is a former American football player. He played as a quarterback in the National Football League for 18 seasons, from 1965 to 1982, with the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, ...more

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251 181
Jake Plummer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 

Jason Steven "Jake" Plummer is a former professional football player, a quarterback for ten seasons in the National Football League. He was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the ...more

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318 247
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010

Timothy Richard "Tim" Tebow is an American football quarterback who is currently free agent. Tebow played for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets of the National Football League. In ...more

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134 80
Frank Tripucka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

Francis Joseph Tripucka was an American collegiate and professional football quarterback, at Notre Dame, in the National Football League, in the Canadian Football League, and in the early ...more

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166 116
Gary Kubiak is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1989, 1988, 1984, 1983

Gary Wayne Kubiak is an American football coach and former player. He is current head coach for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League, a position he has held since January 2015. He ...more

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124 89
Steve DeBerg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1983, 1982, 1981

Steven Leroy DeBerg is a retired American Football quarterback. His career spanned 21 years over 3 decades. Although large portions of his career were spent as a backup, DeBerg ultimately ...more

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120 121
Brian Griese is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

Brian David Griese is a former American football quarterback and former radio color commentator for the Denver Broncos. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 1998 NFL ...more

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32 12
Charley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time
Gene Lyons added

Seasons: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972

*elected to Texas Football Hall of Fame in Waco, 2011 Charley Lane Johnson is a former quarterback in the NFL. During his 15-year career he played for 3 teams; the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston ...more

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93 92
Bubby Brister is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1997

Walter Andrew "Bubby" Brister, III is a former American football quarterback in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, and Minnesota ...more

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75 79
Norris Weese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974

Norris Lee Weese was a star quarterback for Chalmette High School and the University of Mississippi. He had the unenviable task of succeeding Mississippi QB legend Archie Manning, but performed ...more

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50 48
Pete Liske is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1970, 1969

Peter A. Liske is a former American football quarterback and later a university athletics administrator.

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76 84
Marlin Briscoe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1968

Marlin Oliver Briscoe is an American former collegiate and Professional Football wide receiver/quarterback. In October 1968, after being drafted by the Denver Broncos, he became the first ...more

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65 70
Tommy Maddox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992

Thomas Alfred "Tommy" Maddox is a former football quarterback in the National Football League, the XFL, and the Arena Football League. Maddox was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and ...more

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141 176
Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006

Jay Christopher Cutler is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. ...more

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59 63
Steve Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons:  1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971

Stephen Wayne Ramsey was a professional American football quarterback who played in seven National Football League seasons from 1970-1976 for two different teams, the New Orleans Saints and the ...more

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65 73
Trevor Siemian is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time
Trevor Siemian

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

Trevor John Siemian is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). Siemian played college football at Northwestern and was drafted by the ...more

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117 147
Kyle Orton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons:  2011, 2010, 2009

Kyle Raymond Orton is a former American football quarterback. He played college football for Purdue, where he started four straight bowl games. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth ...more

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56 61
Steve Tensi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

Stephen Michael "Steve" Tensi is a former professional American football quarterback in the American Football League and the National Football League. He played for the San Diego ...more

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19 18
Case Keenum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2018

Casey Austin "Case" Keenum is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Houston, where he became the ...more

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47 61
Don Horn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 1972, 1971

Donald Glenn Horn is a former National Football League quarterback. He was a 1967 first round pick as an All American out of San Diego State University by the Green Bay Packers. Serving mostly ...more

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55 75
Steve Beuerlein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001

Stephen Taylor "Steve" Beuerlein is a former American football quarterback, and is currently an NFL and college football analyst for CBS. Although often referred to as a journeyman ...more

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31 38
Kyle Sloter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time
Kyle Sloter

Seasons: 2017

Kyle Joseph Sloter is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Northern Colorado and high school football ...more

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54 75
Chris Simms is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Seasons: 2009

Christopher David Simms is a retired American football quarterback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played ...more