As we wrap up our week's preview of the quarterbacks available in the 2011 NFL Draft, let's take a look back at who the Broncos have drafted at the position.
Year Drafted: 2010
Round: 1 - 25 Overall
Broncos Career: As a rookie last season, Tebow appeared in nine games, starting three. He threw five touchdown passes and also scored six on the ground, including the game winner against the Houston Texans on Dec. 26.
Player: Jay Cutler
Year Drafted: 2006
Round: 1 - 11 Overall
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
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
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:
|2009||6||174||Tom Brandstater||Fresno St.|
|2004||7c||250||Bradlee Van Pelt||Colorado St.|
|2000||7a||214||Jarious Jackson||Notre Dame|
|1996||4a||100||Jeff Lewis||Northern Arizona|
|1990||9||247||Todd Ellis||South Carolina|
|1985||10a||269||Buddy Funck||New Mexico|
Next week we take a look at defensive backs.