Turnover in the NFL is one of the only guarantees.
Of course, that’s aided by turning the ball over, too.
For three former Denver Broncos quarterbacks, Tuesday July 15 marked a sad day.
That’s because, all three of the Broncos’ quarterbacks from a mere three years ago, are now out of the NFL. Even more interesting is the fact that Denver won the AFC West and even won a playoff game that season, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers with that sensational 80-yard touchdown catch by Demaryius Thomas.
To start the season, it was Kyle Orton at the helm. After losing to the rival Oakland Raiders on opening night, Orton orchestrated (see: threw up a prayer) a comeback against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week Two, watching a hail mary bounce off two Bengals’ defenders and into the awaiting arms of Brandon Stokley, who scampered to a score and the win.
But the Broncos lost their next three straight with Orton under center and fans chanted for Tim Tebow to play. John Fox gave the fans what they wanted, and so did Tebow. Well, for the most part. Denver went 7-4 with Tebow at quarterback, as he snatched victory from the jaws of defeat over and over again.
Orton was cut by the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, while Tebow hasn’t been on a team since 2012 as a fullback/tight end.
And don’t forget about Brady Quinn, who was also a QB on that 2011 Broncos team. He recently was looking to get hired on by the New York Jets, to no avail.
With Peyton Manning now under center, those days with those bumbling QBs seems like a lifetime ago.
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