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The Best Denver Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated January 24, 2020 21.2k votes 3.4k voters 71.9k 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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  • John Elway1
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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 on Wikipedia
  • Peyton Manning2

    Broncos career:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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

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  • Craig Morton3
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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 on Wikipedia

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    #10 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s#8 of 73 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

  • Jake Plummer4

    Broncos career: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 

    Jason Steven "Jake" Plummer (born December 19, 1974) is a former professional American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Steve DeBerg5

    Broncos career: 1983, 1982, 1981

    Steven Leroy "Steve" DeBerg (born January 19, 1954) is a retired American football player. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Frank Tripucka6

    Broncos career: 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

    Francis Joseph Tripucka (December 8, 1927 – September 12, 2013) was an American collegiate and... more on Wikipedia

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    #57 of 84 The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time#36 of 106 The Best Denver Broncos of All Time

  • Charley Johnson7

    Broncos career: 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972

    Charley Lane Johnson (born November 22, 1938) is a former American football quarterback and... more on Wikipedia
  • Tim Tebow8
    727
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    Broncos career: 2011, 2010

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

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  • Gary Kubiak9

    Broncos career: 1989, 1988, 1984, 1983

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

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    #363 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#48 of 61 The Best NFL Coaches of All Time

  • Brian Griese10

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

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

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    #25 of 87 The Best Michigan Football Players of All Time#6 of 9 9 Idiot Football Players Injured Off The Field

  • Bubby Brister11

    Broncos career: 1999, 1998, 1997

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

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  • Marlin Briscoe12

    Broncos career: 1968

    Marlin Oliver Briscoe (born September 10, 1945) is a former American football quarterback and... more on Wikipedia

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    #34 of 38 The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s#206 of 246 The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time

  • Jay Cutler13

    Broncos career:  2008, 2007, 2006

    Jay Christopher Cutler (born April 29, 1983) is a former American football quarterback who... more on Wikipedia
  • Norris Weese14

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

    Norris Lee Weese (August 12, 1951 – January 20, 1995) was a star quarterback for Chalmette... more on Wikipedia
  • Trevor Siemian15

    Broncos career: 2017, 2016, 2015

    Trevor John Siemian is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Pete Liske16

    Broncos career: 1970, 1969

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

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    #41 of 46 The Best New York Jets Quarterbacks of All Time#30 of 59 The Best Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Steve Tensi17

    Broncos career: 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

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

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    #20 of 32 The Best Florida State Seminoles Quarterbacks of All Time#10 of 41 The Best Los Angeles Chargers Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Steve Ramsey18

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

    Stephen Wayne Ramsey (April 22, 1948 – October 15, 1999) was a professional American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Tommy Maddox19

    Broncos career: 1993, 1992

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

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    #8 of 62 The Best Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks of All Time#5 of 37 The Best UCLA Bruins Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Kyle Orton20

    Broncos career:  2011, 2010, 2009

    Kyle Raymond Orton (born November 14, 1982) is a former American football quarterback. He... more on Wikipedia

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    #125 of 144 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time#10 of 66 The Best Chicago Bears Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Kyle Sloter21
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    Kyle Sloter

    Broncos career: 2017

    Kyle Joseph Sloter is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Brock Osweiler22
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    Brock Osweiler

    Broncos career: 2017

    Brock Alan Osweiler (born November 22, 1990) is an American football quarterback who is... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Horn23

    Broncos career: 1972, 1971

    Donald Glenn Horn (born March 9, 1945) is a former American football player, a quarterback in... more on Wikipedia
  • Steve Beuerlein24
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    #30 of 41 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '90s#42 of 51 The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1990s

  • Craig Penrose25
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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 on Wikipedia