John Elway thinks he has “that guy” in Paxton Lynch

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Broncos General Manager John Elway says the top job when building a team is finding the franchise quarterback who can be “that guy.” And Elway thinks he drafted “that guy” last year.

Elway said on PFT Live that he still thinks he made a good pick when he took Paxton Lynch in the first round of last year’s draft, although he acknowledged that until Lynch proves it — and the Broncos prove they can develop him — it’s all speculation.

“I think so. I’m excited about Paxton. But you never know,” Elway said. “Last year, picking Paxton in the first round, and the talent level that we see, Paxton is going to have a great career in the NFL. The bottom line is bringing him along the right way and developing him the right way.”

Elway’s comments echo those of head coach Vance Joseph, who said yesterday that he thinks the Broncos are in good shape with Lynch and Trevor Siemian. The Broncos may always change their tune when Tony Romo becomes available, but they are talking like a team that is set at quarterback.

35 responses to “John Elway thinks he has “that guy” in Paxton Lynch

  1. Well, you would hope he would think he picked the right guy, since he made him a first round draft choice?

  2. Awesome!
    Double down on that crap pick of a qb you wasted a first rounder for – and actually move up for! LMFAO!

    elways ego is bigger than the rocky mountains, and as dumb as their stoned fan base.

  3. And so starts the 2nd round of poker in the play for Romo! Because if you think 9-7 (with the in-built advantage of altitude and what was still a top Wade D) was a good reflection of Siemian’s and Lynch’s talent, you’re a fool. Against teams with a winning record, Broncos had only win away and only such wins 2 at home. And without Wade’s D it’ll get worse before it gets better – unless you get Romo as a 2yr sticking plaster to stay above .500.

  4. Yeah, yeah Elway, actually you are slightly better at picking talent than a coin flip. You had Osweiler 4 years in your developmental system and we all know how that turned out.

  5. RandyinRoxbury says:
    Mar 2, 2017 9:28 AM

    I remember when the Redskins said the same thing about RG3.lol
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    If it wasn’t for that cheapshot by Haloti Ngata and Mike Shanahan’s complete failure of managing him RG3 would’ve been a perennial star with the Redskins!

  6. A lot of scouts had Paxton Lynch rated as the #1 QB last year, and some even had him as the overall #1 player. I think Elway got a steal with Lynch. Trevor Siemian is the perfect backup QB, and Tony Romo is in his prime. Between Lynch and Siemian, the Broncos aren’t spending a lot of money. They could bring in Romo, win another super bowl or two, then turn it over to Lynch and continue winning. Elway has an enormous record for success. I’m confident he has a winning plan.

  7. He was also gushing over 2nd rd pick Montee Ball a few years back.

    Broncos fans are in for a very rude awakening with Elway as a GM, as warned.

    His drafting and development is poor, as is his salary allocation, along with planning and paying ahead, to have the cap room to sign the good draft picks (D. Thomas and V. Miller).

    He did the exact same thing Ozzie Newsome did.

    Look at the Ravens now. Whoops!

  8. Not even Brady could succeed behind last year’s deplorable offensive line and Kubiak’s out dated, under center system. Denver has a few glaring holes (offensive line, defensive line) and the free agency/draft is not terribly promising. Not playing GM here, but I think they are fine at QB. Trevor showed he is a serviceable gamer and the sample size on Lynch (who never played under center in college) is too small. As John Madden says, you build a team with your lines. Denver has work to do.

  9. Keep in mind that Elway inherited a mess of a team left in shambles by Josh McDaniels and lead by Wonder Boy Tim Tebow. You got it now? Again, how’s your team doing? Pat fans need not answer.

  10. Elway obviously won the Peyton Manning lottery.

    Likewise Elway’s post-Peyton process is obviously a work in progress (at best).

    Lynch looks lost on-field. Seaman isn’t the answer.

    And how did that ‘right way’ go for Goff/Fisher?

    There was no exit strategy after Peyton, and if there was, it ain’t impressing.

  11. Elway took a chance on Peyton Manning and even though Manning never played like Manning, it worked out.

    But now, Elway is finding out it isn’t easy as he thought it was.

  12. Elway took a chance on Peyton Manning and even though Manning never played like Manning, it worked out.
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    He only broke all of Brady’s 07 offensive records after going to the Broncos. Do people even watch football?

  13. thebillscouldeventuallymove says:
    Mar 2, 2017 12:01 PM
    Elway took a chance on Peyton Manning and even though Manning never played like Manning, it worked out.
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    He only broke all of Brady’s 07 offensive records after going to the Broncos. Do people even watch football?
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    HGH You Taste So Good….

  14. Isn’t it the same guy who offered $16 million/year to Osweiler and now gets lauded as a genius for not signing him? I mean, people probably do realize that if Houston hadn’t saved his butt, Elway would be talking today about the faith he has in Brock to lead the Broncos to more titles in the next 5-10 years.

  15. All the team are in posturing mode to enhance their negotiating position, Denver to feign lack of interest and drive down the cost of Romo, the Patriots to jack up the price of Garappolo, etc.

    Romo will be the week 1 starter in Denver next year (if he survives the preseason).

  16. Elway’s always been a cheater – from circumventing the draft process to salary caps, i’m not sure where his “history of success” comes from, both of his SB wins are tainted and have asterisks due to salary cap violations, right?

  17. Elway is a cheater? LMAO!! He refused to play for the Colts. Not because of the team, the town, only the head coach, who was exiled from college for stiking a player at ASU, and more importantly, ran a three yards and cloud of dust full back intensive offensive scheme.

    The Broncs got busted for salary cap infractions 20 years ago. Elway was a player. He didn’t sigN the checks, had nothing to do with it. Your claims are lame and unsupportable.

  18. He only broke all of Brady’s 07 offensive records after going to the Broncos. Do people even watch football?*

    *On Chinese HGH from Guyer

    He cheated and it was covered up by Roger Goodell.

    This is a fact.

  19. Did someone say Paxton Lynch was someone’s #1 overall player on the draft board last year? Prove it, show me the article. That’s laughable, like all you’re other posts. He wasn’t even the #1rated QB prospect

    Just be thankful Elway did well with his FA defensive pick ups, brining in Wade as coordinator and signing Manning.

    Now that 2/3 are all gone, we’ll see his real geniois

  20. tylawspick6 says:
    Mar 2, 2017 4:08 PM
    He only broke all of Brady’s 07 offensive records after going to the Broncos. Do people even watch football?*

    *On Chinese HGH from Guyer

    He cheated and it was covered up by Roger Goodell.

    This is a fact.
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    No, not a fact because there’s no proof! That is unless you have proof.

  21. It’s a mistake to get Romo. He’ll want 20 mil a year or more and might be upright for 8 games.

    Go with the two QBs you have denver and put that cap space into the O-Line to let your QBs shine.

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