List of Denver Broncos starting quarterbacks

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These quarterbacks have started for Professional Football's Denver Broncos. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the team.

Starting quarterbacks[edit]

List of all Denver Broncos starting quarterbacks The number of games they started during the season is listed to the right:

Regular season[edit]

Season(s) Quarterback(s)
2013 Peyton Manning (16)
2012 Peyton Manning (16)
2011 Tim Tebow (11) / Kyle Orton (5)
2010 Kyle Orton (13) / Tim Tebow (3)
2009 Kyle Orton (15) / Chris Simms (1)
2008 Jay Cutler (16)
2007 Jay Cutler (16)
2006 Jake Plummer (11) / Jay Cutler (5)
2005 Jake Plummer (16)
2004 Jake Plummer (16)
2003 Jake Plummer (11) / Steve Beuerlein (2) / Danny Kanell (2) / Jarious Jackson (1)
2002 Brian Griese (13) / Steve Beuerlein (3)
2001 Brian Griese (15) / Gus Frerotte (1)
2000 Brian Griese (10) / Gus Frerotte (6)
1999 Brian Griese (13) / Chris Miller (3)
1998 John Elway (12) / Bubby Brister (4)
1997 John Elway (16)
1996 John Elway (15) / Bill Musgrave (1)
1995 John Elway (16)
1994 John Elway (14) / Hugh Millen (2)
1993 John Elway (16)
1992 John Elway (12) / Tommy Maddox (4)
1991 John Elway (16)
1990 John Elway (16)
1989 John Elway (15) / Gary Kubiak (1)
1988 John Elway (15) / Gary Kubiak (1)
1987 John Elway (12) / Ken Karcher (3)
1986 John Elway (16)
1985 John Elway (16)
1984 John Elway (14) / Gary Kubiak (2)
1983 John Elway (10) / Steve DeBerg (5) / Gary Kubiak (1)
1982 Steve DeBerg (5) / Craig Morton (3) / Mark Herrmann (1)
1981 Craig Morton (15) / Steve DeBerg (1)
1980 Craig Morton (9) / Matt Robinson (7)
1979 Craig Morton (10) / Norris Weese (6)
1978 Craig Morton (13) / Craig Penrose (2) / Norris Weese (1)
1977 Craig Morton (14)
1976 Steve Ramsey (12) / Craig Penrose (2)
1975 Steve Ramsey (7) / Charley Johnson (6) / John Hufnagel (1)
1974 Charley Johnson (12) / Steve Ramsey (2)
1973 Charley Johnson (14)
1972 Charley Johnson (9) / Steve Ramsey (5)
1971 Don Horn (9) / Steve Ramsey (5)
1970 Pete Liske (9) / Chuck Pastrana (3) / Steve Tensi (2)
1969 (AFL) Steve Tensi (12) / Pete Liske (2)
1968 (AFL) Steve Tensi (6) / Marlin Briscoe (5) / Jim M. LeClair (2) / John McCormick (1)
1967 (AFL) Steve Tensi (12) / Jim M. LeClair (2)
1966 (AFL) Max Choboian (7) / John McCormick (5) / Scotty Glacken (1) / Mickey Slaughter (1)
1965 (AFL) Mickey Slaughter (7) / John McCormick (6) / Jacky Lee (1)
1964 (AFL) Jacky Lee (10) / Mickey Slaughter (4)
1963 (AFL) Mickey Slaughter (7) / John McCormick (3) / Don Breaux (2) / Frank Tripucka (2)
1962 (AFL) Frank Tripucka (13) / George Shaw (1)
1961 (AFL) Frank Tripucka (10) / George Herring (4)
1960 (AFL) Frank Tripucka (14)

Post-season[edit]

Season Quarterback(s)
1977 Craig Morton (2-1)
1978 Craig Morton (0-1)
1979 Craig Morton (0-1)
1983 Steve DeBerg (0-1)
1984 John Elway (0-1)
1986 John Elway (2-1)
1987 John Elway (2-1)
1989 John Elway (2-1)
1991 John Elway (1-1)
1993 John Elway (0-1)
1996 John Elway (0-1)
1997 John Elway (4-0)
1998 John Elway (3-0)
2000 Gus Frerotte (0-1)
2003 Jake Plummer (0-1)
2004 Jake Plummer (0-1)
2005 Jake Plummer (1-1)
2011 Tim Tebow (1-1)
2012 Peyton Manning (0-1)
2013 Peyton Manning (2-1)

Most games as starting quarterback[edit]

These quarterbacks have the most starts for the Broncos in regular season games (as of Week 17 of 2013 season).

Name
GP Games played
GS Games started
W Number of wins as starting quarterback
L Number of losses as starting quarterback
T Number of ties as starting quarterback
Pct Winning Percentage as starting quarterback
Name Period GP GS W L T  %
Elway, John 1983-1998 234 231 148 82 1 .643
Morton, Craig 1977-1982 72 64 41 23 - .641
Plummer, Jake 2003-2006 59 54 39 15 - .722
Griese, Brian 1998-2002 53 51 27 24 - .529
Johnson, Charley 1972-1975 54 41 20 18 3 .524
Tripucka, Frank 1960-1963 44 39 13 25 1 .346
Cutler, Jay 2006-2008 37 37 17 20 - .459
Orton, Kyle 2009-2011 34 33 12 21 - .364
Tensi, Steve 1967-1970 41 32 10 21 1 .328
Manning, Peyton 2012-present 32 32 26 6 - .813
Ramsey, Steve 1971-1976 53 31 14 17 - .452

Team career passing records[edit]

(As of Week 17 of 2013 season)

Name Comp Att  % Yds TD Int
Elway, John 4,123 7,250 56.9% 51,475 300 226
Griese, Brian 1,044 1,678 62.2% 11,763 71 53
Plummer, Jake 944 1,596 59.1% 11,631 71 47
Morton, Craig 907 1,594 56.9% 11,895 74 65
Manning, Peyton 850 1,242 68.4% 10,136 92 21
Cutler, Jay 762 1,220 62.5% 9,024 54 37
Orton, Kyle 720 1,194 60.3% 8,434 49 28
Tripucka, Frank 662 1,277 51.8% 7,676 51 85
Johnson, Charley 517 970 53.3% 7,238 52 52

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