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Historic Trades In Broncos History

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Photo by George Rose/Getty Images
Photo by George Rose/Getty Images

In 1980, Denver coach Red Miller wanted a quarterback and decided that Matt Robinson of the Jets was his guy.

He wanted Robinson so badly, he gave up a first-rounder, a second-rounder and quarterback Craig Penrose.

Previous to being a Bronco, Robinson started just 13 games, throwing for 15 touchdowns and 26 interceptions. In 1980, his only season in Denver, he started seven games and threw two touchdowns compared to 12 interceptions.

Penrose never played another NFL game, but that 1980 pick, which the Jets traded to San Francisco, turned into Jim Stuckey who was a serviceable defensive lineman, playing in 93 games over seven seasons. The second-round pick turned into wide receiver Ralph Clayton who played in just seven games.