Kubiak attended Texas A&M University and was a quarterback there. The Broncos selected him as the 197th overall choice in the eighth round of the 1983 NFL Draft, and he served as John Elway's backup from 1983 to 1991. He spent most of his time behind the center but also played some offensive guard and defensive line positions.
After Elway retired following the 1991 season, Kubiak continued to serve as his replacement until 1996, when he was replaced by Mike Anderson. However, after two seasons away from the game, Anderson returned as Elway's back-up in 1998 and stayed there until 2001, when he was replaced by Jake Plummer. Since then, no one has been named Elway's backup; instead, the position has been left vacant since 2002 when Anderson signed with the Seattle Seahawks as their starting quarterback.
During that time period, Denver has had several different starters at other positions, which has left Kubiak inactive on game days. However, he has served as Elway's backup during training camps and pre-season games.
In addition to being Elway's backup, Kubiak has also served as his general manager. He was given this role before the 1995 season when Elway hired him to replace the fired Dan Reeves.
The Kansas City Royals will face the Baltimore Colts. The club drafted John Albert Elway Jr. in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft.
Elway played nine seasons in the NFL for three different teams. He was named MVP of the Broncos' 1981 season opener before he turned 30 years old. In total, he threw for more than 10,000 yards and 90 touchdowns while completing 60 percent of his passes.
Elway's number 7 has been retired by both the Broncos and the Chiefs.
He died in January 2019 at the age of 59 after suffering from multiple sclerosis for several years.
Elway was born on July 1, 1959 in Denver, Colorado. His father, John Elway Sr., was a longtime quarterback for the University of Colorado Boulder. His mother is Jeanne McNichols Elway. She was a swimmer who competed in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. She had two other children, Nancy and Tim, before she married John Elway Sr..
Elway first learned how to throw a ball from his father when he was 5 years old. At that time, he also started playing football.
The Denver Broncos John Elway spent his entire 16-year professional career with the Denver Broncos after playing collegiate football at Stanford.
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Brock Osweiler, Alan Brock Alan Osweiler (born November 22, 1990) is a former quarterback in the National Football League. He attended Arizona State University before being taken in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Osweiler played for the Broncos from 2012 to 2017.
After losing the starting job to Mark Sanchez during Sanchez's first season with the team, Osweiler was granted free agency and signed with the Houston Texans. In 2018, he started the first four games of the season before suffering a torn ACL injury that will likely end his year early. With DeShone Kizer now under center in Houston, Osweiler is expected to be the starter when he returns from injury.
During his time with the Broncos, Osweiler appeared in 80 games, completing 60% of his passes for 4,057 yards with 28 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. He also carried the ball nine times for 44 yards and another touchdown.
Osweiler was drafted 31st overall by the Broncos after playing only one season at Arizona State. He was the third quarterback selected in 2012, behind Andrew Luck (1st) and Ryan Tannehill (4th).
Osweiler began his ASU career as a three-year starter for the Sun Devils before missing most of 2011 with a shoulder injury.
The Broncos' undisputed best draft transaction happened one week after the draft finished in 1983, when they sold their first-round pick (offensive lineman Chris Hinton), their 1984 first-round pick, and reserve quarterback Mark Herrmann to the Baltimore Colts for quarterback John Elway. The deal that brought Elway to Denver is considered by many to be one of the greatest trades in NFL history.
Elway's arrival in the Mile High City coincided with the beginning of something special for both him and the team. A native of San Diego, California, Elway led the Broncos to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, winning two of them (IV in 1995 and VII in 2016). He holds numerous franchise records including most passing yards (54,845) and touchdowns (407).
He also owns some unusual trivia facts about himself. For example, he has never been intercepted while throwing a touchdown pass. And no quarterback who has taken at least 10 sacks in a season has ever won the NFL's highest individual honor - the Super Bowl MVP trophy.
But perhaps his biggest "first" came after he helped the Broncos win their third championship in 2015. That year, he became the first player in league history to start and finish a season with at least one touchdown pass and zero interceptions.
Thompson, Casey That will very certainly be Casey Thompson. After taking over for an injured Ehlinger, the dual-threat quarterback helped Texas sail over Colorado in the Alamo Bowl, completing eight of ten passes for 170 yards and four touchdowns (shoulder). Thompson also had two touchdowns versus UTEP earlier this season.
Ehlinger's injury occurred late in the third quarter of the Longhorns' 41-38 loss to Oklahoma in Norman. With no clear frontrunner at the position, head coach Tom Herman said a decision would come after this weekend's game against Louisiana Tech. However, he added that both players are "doing really well" in their recovery efforts.
In three games this season, Thompson has completed 60 percent of his passes for 1,077 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions. He has also run for five scores.
Ehlinger started all 13 games for Texas in 2020, leading the team to a 9-3 record and its first Big 12 Championship appearance since 2015. The junior from Plano, Texas, played extremely well down the stretch of the season, helping the Longhorns win their final six games including victories over Arkansas, UCLA, Iowa State, Oklahoma, and Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.
Ehlinger passed for 3,519 yards and 28 touchdowns with only seven interceptions during his junior year.