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Broncos Draft History: Quarterbacks

Posted Mar 7, 2013

A look back at the quarterbacks the Broncos have selected in the NFL Draft.


As we start to wrap up our week's preview of the quarterbacks available in the 2013 NFL Draft, let's take a look back at who the Broncos have drafted at the position.

Player: Brock Osweiler
Year Drafted: 2012
Round: 2 - 57 Overall
College: Arizona State

Broncos Career: Osweiler spent his rookie season as the backup to quarterback Peyton Manning. He closed out in five games for the team, completing 2-of-4 passes for 12 yards in Denver's regular-season finale vs. Kansas City. In the preseason, Osweiler was 16-of-34 for 139 yards with one touchdown and one interception.


Player: Tim Tebow
Year Drafted: 2010
Round: 1 - 25 Overall
College: Florida

Broncos Career: Tebow spent his first two NFL seasons with the Broncos, starting the final three games of the 2009 season and the last 11 of the 2011 season. He helped the Broncos to their first playoff appearance since 2005 and finished with 316 passing yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions in Denver's 29-23 overtime win over Pittsburgh in the AFC Wild Card Round.


Player: Jay Cutler
Year Drafted: 2006
Round: 1 - 11 Overall
College: Vanderbilt

Broncos Career: Cutler started the final five games of his rookie season in 2006 and was the team's starter through 2008.  Over that time he amassed 54 touchdown passes and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2008.  Cutler was traded to the Chicago Bears on April 2, 2009.


Player: Brian Griese
Year Drafted: 1998
Round: 3 - 91 Overall
College: Michigan

Broncos Career:  Coming off an undefeated season and a share of the national championship at Michigan, Griese was selected in the third round of the 1998 draft.  He took over the starting reigns in 1999 and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2000.  He was released following 2002 season, finishing his Broncos career with a 27-24 record and 71 touchdown passes.


Player: Tommy Maddox
Year Drafted: 1992
Round: 1 - 25 Overall
College: UCLA

Broncos Career: Many were surprised when the Broncos drafted the UCLA signal caller in the first round of the 1992 NFL Draft.  Over his career in Denver, Maddox appeared in 29 games with four starts, throwing six touchdowns.  Prior to the 1994 season, Maddox was traded to the Los Angeles Rams for a fourth-round pick.


Player: Gary Kubiak
Year Drafted: 1983
Round: 8 - 197 Overall
College: Texas A&M

Broncos Career: Kubiak spent his entire nine-year career in Denver and served as the primary backup to John Elway.  He started five games and threw 14 touchdowns, earning three AFC championship rings.  To read more on Kubiak, check out Jim Saccomano's blog.


Other recent quarterbacks drafted:

Year Rd. No. Name College
2009 6 174 Tom Brandstater Fresno St.
2004 7a 225 Matt Mauck LSU
2004 7c 250 Bradlee Van Pelt Colorado St.
2000 7a 214 Jarious Jackson Notre Dame
1996 4a 100 Jeff Lewis Northern Arizona
1991 11 284 Shawn Moore Virginia
1990 9 247 Todd Ellis South Carolina
1985 10a 269 Buddy Funck New Mexico
1981 4 98 Mark Herrmann Purdue

Next week we take a look at the defensive linemen.

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