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The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated January 24, 2020 21.0k votes 3.4k voters 70.6k 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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  • 1
    John Elway
    1,783
    388

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

  • 2
    Peyton Manning

    Broncos career:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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  • 3
    Craig Morton
    1,248
    252

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

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  • 4
    Jake Plummer

    Broncos career: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 

  • 5
    Steve DeBerg

    Broncos career: 1983, 1982, 1981

  • 6
    Frank Tripucka

    Broncos career: 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

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  • 7
    Charley Johnson

    Broncos career: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972

  • 8
    Gary Kubiak

    Broncos career: 1989, 1988, 1984, 1983

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  • 9
    Tim Tebow
    713
    511

    Broncos career: 2011, 2010

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  • 10
    Brian Griese

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

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  • 11
    Bubby Brister

    Broncos career: 1999, 1998, 1997

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  • 12
    Marlin Briscoe

    Broncos career: 1968

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  • 13
    Norris Weese

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

  • 14
    Jay Cutler

    Broncos career:  2008, 2007, 2006

  • 15
    Trevor Siemian

    Broncos career: 2017, 2016, 2015

  • 16
    Pete Liske

    Broncos career: 1970, 1969

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  • 17
    Steve Tensi

    Broncos career: 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

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  • 18
    Steve Ramsey

    Broncos career:  1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971

  • 19
    Tommy Maddox

    Broncos career: 1993, 1992

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  • 20
    Kyle Orton

    Broncos career:  2011, 2010, 2009

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  • 21
    Kyle Sloter
    116
    174

    Kyle Sloter

    Broncos career: 2017

  • 22
    Brock Osweiler
    255
    428

    Brock Osweiler

    Broncos career: 2017

  • 23
    Don Horn

    Broncos career: 1972, 1971

  • 24
    Steve Beuerlein
    103
    184

    Steve Beuerlein

    Broncos career: 2003, 2002, 2001

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  • 25
    Craig Penrose
    81
    148

    Craig Penrose

    Broncos career: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976