Paxton Lynch may be making his move

AP

As Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch brace for a training camp/preseason battle for the starting job in Denver, Lynch apparently received a boost as the team commenced its final break of the offseason.

Via Mike Klis of 9news.com, “something happened” with Lynch in the final two weeks of the offseason program.

“His switch was flipped,” Klis writes. “He started to get it. He started to play as if he was doing just that — playing. Playing and not thinking about his protections and hot reads and coverages and delivering the ball on time.”

Lynch didn’t disagree with that perception.

“I mean the more reps I’m getting with these guys, the more I get to go against the defense and see the looks live compared to just on paper, it’s helping me a lot,’’ Lynch told Klis. “I think each practice I’ve progressively got better.”

Siemian still has the lead, per Klis, but a contest that seemed to be headed for a blowout may now be going the other way. And that’s bad news for the third-year seventh-round pick, given that as practical matter he’ll need to win big in order to win the job. All ties and anything close to that likely will go to the second-year first-rounder, whom the Broncos undoubtedly hope to give opportunities to reach the ceiling they surely believe he has.

Otherwise, they wouldn’t have traded up to get him 14 months ago.

34 responses to “Paxton Lynch may be making his move

  1. Paxton Lynch went to Memphis State. Had he played at a big school he probably would have been the #1 overall pick. This news isn’t shocking. What’s shocking is the way John Elway takes advantage of all the other teams. Doesn’t anybody look at film?

  2. Saying that he’s catching up to Siemian isn’t saying very much. Siemian is terrible.

  3. Elway’s reputation is on the line. He chose Osweiler and kept him on the team for 4 years before deciding it was a mistake. He realizes all eyes are on Lynch to see if he makes it or not.

  4. Siemian’s O-line hung him out to dry. He became Captain Checkdown because he was constantly getting blown up.

    We may be seen Siemians ceiling … but the question is this: How much better would he have been had he even had a somewhat decent O-line.

    The positive is that he was 18-10 in TD to INT ratio… what would it have been with a better supporting cast.

    I won’t say TS sucks as it’s not an accurate assessment. Had Dak Prescott played behind that Denver O-Line, he most certainly wouldn’t have had the same stats as he did behind the Dallas O-line.

  5. I’m going agree with other posters assessments as Elway hasn’t really drafted all that well. Hillman, Latimer, Gotsis, Sambraillo, Montee Ball, the ENTIRE 2013 draft class, Raheem the Broncos Fan Bad Dream Moore, etc. & Sooooo many others

    it’s easier to list his good picks. Von (no Brainer) Julius Thomas, Wolfe, Malik, Tevathan, Roby, Ray & Dixon a Punter.

    This isn’t a very good ratio

  6. Aqib- elway drafted a very good player in Justin Simmons last year and what about seimian in the 7th?

    how about his unrestricted FA signings?

    Chris Harris, Shaq Barrett, CJ Anderson, Matt paridis?

    Elway has done very well.

  7. excellent!

    – the afc field

    pats can’t wait to expose elway again this year

    all their
    older players, crap o line and new draft picks
    set to be exposed, should be fun for all on
    their schedule

  8. boknowsvt says:
    Jun 25, 2017 10:49 AM
    Elway’s can’t draft to save his life. The entire team is made up of free agents.

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    pretty much
    hey were very lucky
    gomer used
    peds and was available
    and the pats were so injured in 2013
    and 2015

    their window has slowly closed shut due to
    poor drafting

    people
    talk about their younger draft picks as if they’ve
    made big impact. shaq barrett? and who are the
    other guys the guy listed above? outside of chris harris,
    and cj anderson, no one knows who they are

  9. This Bronco fan thinks Elway’s drafts have been a mixed bag. He’s fairly weak in the first few rounds, frequently taking players he could have gotten in later rounds. (see other posts for names.)

    But Elway does very well in the later rounds and free agency both for rookies and vets such as Manning,

    To be fair, his teams have been in the playoffs a lot and two recent Super Bowls. There are only a few other teams that can match that.

  10. So much for Elway and his adoring fans who claimed Siemian was the future – his rating (84.6, 8-6) is lower than Brock’s was at Denver (86.4, 5-2) despite Siemian having the advantage of confirmed starter and an offensive setup for him rather than Peyton. And as soon as Siemian was installed Elway drafted Lynch – even trading up within the 1st round to take him. It’s clear from 2016 draft that Siemian was a place-holder, albeit a half-decent one who will be traded to the Texans next year for silly money and picks – unless Woody tampers for the Jets rebuild.

  11. He started to play as if he was doing just that — playing.
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    Huh?

  12. tonebones says:

    Paxton Lynch went to Memphis State. Had he played at a big school he probably would have been the #1 overall pick. This news isn’t shocking. What’s shocking is the way John Elway takes advantage of all the other teams. Doesn’t anybody look at film?
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    Jerry looks at film. That’s why he has three rings as GM and got Dak in the 4th round, after Elway passed him up.

  13. kobesnotmike23 says:
    Jun 25, 2017 1:10 PM
    Elway has a 14-5 record against the Patsies as a player/GM
    Owned.
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    Elway the QB is 2-3 in Super Bowls. Brady the QB is 5-2.

    Elway is 1-1 as a Super Bowl GM and Belichick is 5-2 as a Super Bowl Coach/GM.

  14. denverdave3 says:
    Jun 25, 2017 12:51 PM
    This Bronco fan thinks Elway’s drafts have been a mixed bag. He’s fairly weak in the first few rounds, frequently taking players he could have gotten in later rounds. (see other posts for names.)

    But Elway does very well in the later rounds and free agency both for rookies and vets such as Manning,

    To be fair, his teams have been in the playoffs a lot and two recent Super Bowls. There are only a few other teams that can match that.

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    expect a slow fade into mediocrity or worse

    opening a checkbook and using a roided out
    hof qb is certainly watching the stars align, but
    anyone could have done that

    elway has no idea how to draft a base to
    keep costs down

    his other financial failures in the car dealing
    industry, prove he is a moron

  15. Paxton Lynch went to Memphis State. Had he played at a big school he probably would have been the #1 overall pick. This news isn’t shocking. What’s shocking is the way John Elway takes advantage of all the other teams. Doesn’t anybody look at film?

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    Memphis State, eh?

  16. elway the born toothy loser would be nothing
    without cheating the pats devastating injuries
    of 2013 and 2015 to their best players

    absolutely nothing

    expect a long, slow decline due to entitlement
    and arrogance

  17. tonebones says:
    Jun 25, 2017 10:30 AM
    Paxton Lynch went to Memphis State. Had he played at a big school he probably would have been the #1 overall pick. This news isn’t shocking. What’s shocking is the way John Elway takes advantage of all the other teams. Doesn’t anybody look at film?
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    Do you? 🙃

  18. tonebones says:
    Jun 25, 2017 10:30 AM
    Paxton Lynch went to Memphis State. Had he played at a big school he probably would have been the #1 overall pick. This news isn’t shocking. What’s shocking is the way John Elway takes advantage of all the other teams. Doesn’t anybody look at film?

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    LOL yes, we all see the film and mr. ed has a habit of moving up in the first round for players that will still be available, likely in the second round. roby – a great example – no reason at all to move up. he is a very very average cb on his best day. mr. ed paid too much, as usual.

  19. harrisonhits2 says:
    Jun 25, 2017 10:43 AM

    Saying that he’s catching up to Siemian isn’t saying very much. Siemian is terrible.

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    Better numbers than media darling Carson Wentz despite playing behind a terrible o-line.

  20. I like how coaches dont want qbs to ‘think’ just ‘do’. But then bonehead qbs make mistakes and its because they werent ‘thinking about routes and hot reads’

  21. abninf says:
    Jun 25, 2017 1:38 PM
    tonebones says:
    Paxton Lynch went to Memphis State. Had he played at a big school he probably would have been the #1 overall pick. This news isn’t shocking. What’s shocking is the way John Elway takes advantage of all the other teams. Doesn’t anybody look at film?
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    Jerry looks at film. That’s why he has three rings as GM and got Dak in the 4th round, after Elway passed him up.
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    Jerry Jones has 3 rings because of Jimmy Johnson. It was his idea to trade Herschel Walker and it was his eye for talent that was primarily responsible for the Cowboys drafts that led to those 3 rings.

  22. joetoronto says:
    Jun 25, 2017 4:08 PM
    The Donko’s are headed for the basement for many years.
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    Wishful thinking Joe Galat.
    The Broncos still have the best D in the NFL.
    Of course the Raiders better bubble wrap Carr as we’ve seen what Brock Osweiler can do to the rest of the Raiders club, 27-14.

  23. Meanwhile Dak Prescott is an MVP candidate in his 2nd year…. if I were looking to fill a GM roll I’d look no further than the Dallas Cowboys scouting department…. all they’ve done in the last few drafts is found the best RB, LT, LG, C, RT, Slot WR, and rookie QB since Russell Wilson….I said ah dayum!!!

    ps: every person they draft on defense tends to overachieve and proceeds to get paid via free agency…

  24. tonebones says:
    Jun 25, 2017 10:30 AM

    Paxton Lynch went to Memphis State. Had he played at a big school he probably would have been the #1 overall pick. This news isn’t shocking. What’s shocking is the way John Elway takes advantage of all the other teams. Doesn’t anybody look at film?
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    You’re showing your age here, Tone. Mine too. It’s still MSU in my head as well. I left the area many, many years ago but I still have family down there. I’m definitely rooting for Lynch.

  25. I have no doubt that Lynch will “win” the starting QB job. He is a first round pick. Elway is stubborn and he wants “his guy” to work out. The issue is that Siemian is better. That’s one of the many reasons the broncos will be 6-10, 9-7 this year and miss the playoffs.

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