Interesting Facts About Former NFL Quarterback Craig Morton

Craig Morton had an interesting career as an NFL quarterback. He is most widely known as the quarterback of the 1977 Denver Broncos who lost the Super Bowl to the Dallas Cowboys. Here are a few interesting facts about Craig Morton.

-Craig Morton is the only player in the history of the NFL to start a Super Bowl game at quarterback for more than one team (Dallas Cowboys – Super Bowl V, and Denver Broncos – Super Bowl XIII).

-Craig Morton put up his best career statistics in his 17th season in the league (1980) when he passed for 20 touchdowns and more than 3,000 yards.

-Jersey number seven is honored twice in the Denver Broncos ring of honor as it was worn by both Craig Morton and John Elway.

-The most interceptions Craig Morton ever threw in a playoff game was four, this happened in Denver’s Super Bowl XIII loss following the 1977 season. His second most interceptions in a playoff game was three, this occurred in the Super Bowl V loss by Dallas.

-Craig Morton was preceded and succeeded as the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos by a player with the first name of Steve. Before he came to Denver, their starting quarterback had been Steve Ramsey and after he retired the team turned the starting quarterback duties over to Steve DeBerg.

-The only time that Morton had more than two rushing touchdowns in a season was the year he took the Broncos to the Super Bowl (1977) when he had four rushing touchdowns.


  1. Miami Mike says:

    17 seasons. Quite good for a professional – how old he was then?
    Can you post pictures of players?

  2. Broncos Fan Forever says:

    Pittsburgh and Denver play in the same division, they could not have met in the Super Bowl. The Broncos lost to Dallas in the Superbowl.

  3. Mark says:

    Right you are Broncos Fan Forever, and thanks for the correction. Although they don’t play in the same division, just the same conference. It must be all that writing about the Steelers we’ve done this season. That just goes to show that we’re not always perfect here at IQFB, but we try.

  4. susan says:

    What is Craig Morton doing now?

  5. Mark says:

    Well, he’s 67 years old right now, so who knows?

    He has authored a book in recent years: Then Morton Said to Elway: The Best Denver Broncos Stories Ever Told (Book & CD)

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