The Magician

West Omaha Films and Falconer Pictures proudly presents The Magician. Marlin Briscoe broke almost every rookie quarterback record in Denver Broncos history, but was released without explanation. Then Marlin switched to wide receiver, earning All-Pro honors and two Super Bowl rings.

But despite his lifetime of success on the football field, Marlin the Magician's toughest opposition was against drugs and himself — a struggle that left him on the streets of L.A. and nearly took his life.

From his early years in Omaha, Nebraska, to racial confrontations and near-death personal struggles, The Magician is the true story of Marlin Briscoe, pro football’s first black starting quarterback.

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Lyriq Bent to play NFL's First Starting Black QB Marlin Briscoe

Book of Negroes Star Joins “The Magician”
Lyriq Bent to play NFL’s First Starting Black QB Marlin Briscoe

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VARIETY Exclusive - Lyriq Bent Starring in Marlin Briscoe Football Drama ‘The Magician’

West Omaha Films and Falconer Pictures have signed Lyriq Bent to portray NFL player Marlin Briscoe in “The Magician, the Marlin Briscoe Story,” Variety has learned exclusively.

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Then And Now: Cam Newton And The Ongoing Plight Of The Black Quarterback

Before Cam Newton, there was Marlin “The Magician” Briscoe…

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Ex-Broncos player Marlin Briscoe pulling for Cam Newton, Panthers in Super Bowl 50

Marlin Briscoe made history with the Denver Broncos. You might think that means he’ll be rooting for them in Sunday’s Super Bowl. If so, you’d be wrong.

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Marlin Briscoe Made History at Quarterback

When Cam Newton attended a football camp about 10 years ago, the teenager from Atlanta met his future mentor, Warren Moon. With Moon at the camp was former NFL player Marlin Briscoe, nicknamed “The Magician,” but not for the circus catches he made with the Bills and Dolphins.

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