Coming up with all-time lists is fun, but it’s definitely not easy … or uncontroversial. I’ve got a feeling that’s going to hold true with this one.

The Denver Broncos have won three Super Bowls, they’ve been to five more and they’ve been the class of the NFL for half a century, and yet coming up with five quarterbacks is a lot harder than I thought.

Sure, you’ve got Peyton Manning and John Elway, but what do you do after that? Frank Tripucka? That’s a name we all know, but he went 13-25-1 as a Denver Bronco. Is that top-five material?

What about Tebow? Yeah, that sounds crazy, but Tim Tebow is the ONLY quarterback drafted by the Denver Broncos — John Elway was drafted by the Colts — to start a playoff game, let alone win one. Is that worthy of a top-five ranking?

The truth is that one and two are essentially etched in stone, but after that, take your pick.

I took mine, and here you go:

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5. Brian Griese

Record: 27-24 

Career stats in Denver: 11,763 yards; 71 touchdowns; 53 interceptions

Playoff Record: None

This was the toughest decision of the bunch. I was pretty set on the first four guys on this list, but I shuffled through several in this No. 5 spot.

Essentially, I reserved this final position for the best quarterback ever drafted by the Denver Broncos franchise, and that leaves some pretty slim pickings. After some deep thought and discussion, it came down to Brian Griese, Jay Cutler and, yep, Tim Tebow.

The first person I took out was Cutler, because I don’t like Cutler and I don’t think he deserves to be on this list — fair? After that I spent a long time debating whether I could possibly argue that Tim Tebow is the fifth best quarterback in this franchise’s history. I eventually said no, but it was close, much closer than I would have thought.

And no, I’m not a Tebow maniac — far from it — but as I said before, he’s the only Broncos-drafted quarterback to ever start a playoff game for the team, let alone win one.

Still, 11 career starts is just impossible to look past.

In the end, the boring answer was the correct one. Griese is fourth in franchise history in both wins (despite never earning a playoff birth) and passing yards. It only makes sense that he sneaks into the top five.