I have great respect for Greg Knapp, who was my quarterbacks coach in Denver for three years. He taught me so much about playing quarterback in the NFL and made me a better football player.

I'm just concerned with winning, not individual accolades.

I think any time an offense struggles with developing a rhythm, struggles with scoring points, I think the first thing you have to examine is the quarterback.

Any coach, any team in the NFL, if they had Peyton Manning healthy and ready to play, I think we all know who is going to play in the game.

You want to have your hand on the ball every single play.

No-huddle is something that I'm very comfortable with.

I think anytime you put the weight of the world on yourself saying, 'I have to perform,' or, 'I have to get a completion. I have to throw a touchdown,' nine times out of 10, I think you're going to fail.

Bottom line is I always want what's best for the team, and as long as the football team is winning games, I'm happy.

I think anytime that you can eliminate the big hit, it's obviously not only going to be good for your team, but it's going to be good for yourself.

I have tremendous respect for both John Elway and Peyton Manning as people and as quarterbacks in the NFL, but I was not concerned one bit with playing in their shadow.

I've always approached the game, going back to when I got drafted in 2012 to Denver, like I was going to be the starter. That's how you have to prepare, whether you are first string, second string or third string, because you never know when something is going to happen to the guy in front of you.

I have tremendous respect for coach Gary Kubiak. I love that guy.

It starts with me. I have to get the team in the right play and throw the ball where it's supposed to go.

What I'm trying to do is maximize every day.

I love coming to work every single day.

Coach Godsey is a brilliant mind, a great teacher, and it's been fun learning from him so far.

If you stay present and don't look too far ahead - or in the rearview mirror - everything will work out.

Any time a team doesn't score points, it's on me.

Coming to Houston was an opportunity that I couldn't pass up.

A lot of people say, 'Oh, playing backup quarterback, that's the best position in the world.' Well, what they don't understand is when we leave the building at 5 o'clock on Wednesday or Thursday when practice wraps up, we still need to go home and study and prepare just like you're the starter.

Bottom line, I have nothing but respect for Peyton Manning... He was always a great teammate to me; he's still a great friend to this day.

When we're not on the practice field, I'm watching tape, and when I'm not watching tape, I'm doing body work or something like that.

When Peyton went into the game and remained the starter, it was OK with me because our team was winning games. We won a championship.

If I am ever the starter of the Denver Broncos, I want it to be because I earned it.

When you play a great team like the Patriots, you can only kick so many field goals and stay in the game.

I could probably stand up and have a press conference and thank 100 guys within that Denver organization, along with all those teammates I played with.

I'm always going to try to win with a positive mindset.

If you are going to be a starter in the NFL or a major-college program, you are going to have to beat out other great quarterbacks.

As someone who loves being on the field with his teammates, it's hard to hear that you're not going to be the one playing.

Football is a game you're supposed to have fun in.

Guys get... benched, replaced. They get injured; another guy comes in and becomes the starter. That happens all the time.

For Mr. Elway to take me in the second round and show that trust that he has in me and the upside he thinks I have, I want to go out and there and prove him right. I want to be able to have him look back 10 years from now, 15 years from now, and have him be very proud about that selection and let him know that he did make the right selection.

I would need a book to describe Jamal Miles. He can do it all. We line him up in the slot. We bring him into the backfield. We hand the ball to him. We send him in motion and get him the ball. He throws the football. He might be the best athlete I've ever been around in my life.

I had to wait my turn. I had to learn that even when you're sitting behind somebody, you still have a chance to learn something every single day.

I had a tremendous four seasons there in Denver, and you know, those are four years that I'll always hold very close to my heart.

I love working with Coach O'Brien, Coach Godsey, and they are terrific football coaches.

I'm going to show up and do my job to the best of my abilities every day, every week.

I will always do what's best for the football team.

I'm very thankful; I'm very appreciative for everything that the Denver Broncos organization has done for me.

I had a tremendous one season playing for Coach Kubiak, and I have nothing but great things to say about him as a person and a coach.

If you come in this league, and you're comfortable with being a backup, something's wrong.

Every quarterback feels like he has something to prove.

Obviously it happens very fast on the field during the game; if anything, it's more of a feel. You feel when the pocket is collapsing around you. You feel when someone is close to you. It is a split-second decision.

There's not a lot of time to have conversations on the field during the game. That's where the trust and the practice comes into play, through practice, through off-site throwing sessions; that's where you build that trust and build that cohesion with a wide receiver.

I'm not here to be a puppet, if you will.

What quarterback doesn't like some speed on the outside?

I'm a guy that learns from making mistakes. Sometimes that's not the best way to learn, but that's how I learn.

We all know that the NFL is the best of the best, and there's great competition across the board, so any time you're hurt or something like that, and another guy gets his opportunity, he's going to try to make the most of it.

I've always been a leader. If someone was getting picked on in school, I'd try to deflate that situation by inviting that kid to eat lunch with me. I've always tried to be a uniter.