The Broncos will introduce Joe Flacco as their beginning quarterback on Friday.
Has Denver’s long-awaited quarterback drought lastly ended?
Not since Peyton Manning led the Broncos to a Tremendous Bowl 50 championship has the group featured a gentle presence on the place or a playoff berth. Right here’s a glance again on the (lack of) success for many who have adopted in Manning’s footsteps. Good luck, Joe.
Beginning file: 13-11
Statistics: 495-of-835 passing (59.3) for five,686 yards, 30 touchdowns and 24 interceptions.
Backside line: Siemian, a 2015 seventh-round draft choice from Northwestern, beat out a veteran and first-round decide to start out in 12 months two, after which lead Denver in 24 begins. He orchestrated three comeback victories and two game-winning drives, however by no means sustained constant success. The Broncos traded Siemian to Minnesota in 2018.
Beginning file: 1-3
Statistics: 79-of-128 passing (.61) for 792 yards, 4 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.
Backside Line: Lynch, a 2016 first-round decide from Memphis, will go down among the many largest quarterback busts in trendy NFL historical past. Altering coordinators and offenses didn’t help in his development, however Denver offered solely 4 begins earlier than pulling the plug. Followers booed Lynch off the sector final preseason. The Broncos lower him in September.
Beginning file (2017): 0-4
Statistics (2017): 96-of-172 passing (.55) for 1,088 yards, 5 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
Backside Line: Osweiler, a 2012 second-round decide from Arizona State, parlayed his essential backup function to Peyton Manning on Denver’s Tremendous Bowl run right into a long-term cope with the Texans. It didn’t work out. Neither did a short return as Denver’s starter in 2017 because the season spiraled. Osweiler joined the Dolphins in 2018 by means of free company.
Beginning file: 6-10
Statistics: 365-of-586 passing (.62) for 3,890 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Backside Line: Keenum, acquired by way of commerce from Minnesota in 2018, was not chargeable for all of Denver’s woes final season. He introduced a wanted dose of veteran management. However the Broncos wanted an aggressive push downfield late within the 12 months and Keenum couldn’t ship. Denver traded him to the Redskins.
— Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Publish
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