How Broncos quarterbacks fared in their second year in the NFL

Six quarterbacks in Broncos history have started at least five games as second-year players. Drew Lock is expected to become the seventh this year. A look at how they’ve fared (in chronological order):

Player (Year)RecordC-A-YardsTD-INTRating
Steve Ramsey (1971)2-3 84-178-1,1205-1346.6
Comment: Started 31 games over six years, including 7-5 record in 1976.
John Elway (1984)12-2214-380-2,59818-1576.8
Comment: Only one 300-yard passing game. Two TD, two INT in playoff loss to Pittsburgh.
Brian Griese (1999)4-9261-452-3,03214-1475.6
Comment: First QB of Post Elway Era. Posted 26-24 record for Broncos (71 TD, 53 INT).
Jay Cutler (2007)7-9297-467-3,49720-1488.1
Comment: Like Lock, started final five games of rookie year. Had 17-20 record for Broncos.
Tim Tebow (2011)7-4126-271-1,72912-672.9
Comment: Beat Pittsburgh in playoffs with OT TD pass. Traded to Jets in 2012 offseason.
Trevor Siemian (2016)8-6298-486-3,40118-1084.6
Comment: First QB of Post Peyton Era. Started 24 games in 2016-17 (13-11 record).