Demaryius Thomas: Paxton Lynch was lighting it up at end of spring

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After the Broncos offseason program came to an end, a report from Denver said that quarterback Paxton Lynch’s “switch was flipped” in the final weeks of their workouts and one of the team’s top receivers agrees with that assessment.

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was asked at his youth football camp on Friday about Lynch’s competition with Trevor Siemian for the team’s starting job and said that Lynch made his strongest argument as the team was wrapping up their work this spring.

“Trevor’s speaking up more than Paxton,” Thomas said, via Mike Klis of KUSA. “Paxton’s still young and Trevor played a lot more last year. They both had their up and down days. Trevor’s been pretty cool the whole time, everybody has their days. The first couple weeks, you see Paxton … people are talking about it, but the last couple of weeks where he was just out there lighting it up. It was like ‘Whoa, where did that come from?’”

Lynch said in June that he feels he got better “progressively” as his reps increased over the course of the offseason and more of the same when the team gets to camp later this month could make it hard for the Broncos to keep their 2016 first-round pick on the bench any longer.

38 responses to “Demaryius Thomas: Paxton Lynch was lighting it up at end of spring

  1. I’m not a Broncos fan, but I think Elway knows what he is doing here. Too many teams bring in rookies and throw them into action their rookie season when they are not ready, often due to pressure from the fans and management. I foresee this disaster occurring in Cleveland with Kizer. I could see Lynch starting at some point this season and being pretty good

  2. A WR praised his QB for doing well in 7-on-7 non-contact drills during the offseason?!?!? They’re obviously Super Bowl bound now…

  3. If your 1st round pick (that you traded up to get), after a year of “learning” on the bench, still can’t clearly beat out a late round, journeyman type mediocre QB, then you got problems! There’s questions about this guy’s work ethic so we’ll see what he looks like when the pads are on and Mack comes flying at him as he blows through that horrendous o-line yet again.

  4. Had Lynch gone to a bigger school he would have been the number one or two overall pick. He can do everything, and he’s very smart. The hardest part is being able to read and understand what the defenses are trying to do. I doubt Lynch will have much trouble with that. Siemian is good enough to win with. He’s a legit NFL starter. Possibly even a franchise QB. He’s still very young too. The Broncos are sitting pretty at QB again. I guess it shouldn’t be a shocker that John Elway knows a thing or two about that position.

  5. I’m liking where the Broncos are sitting right now, and am increasingly curious about Mr. Kelly moving forward…

  6. As a Chiefs fan I definitely think Paxton Lynch could be their QBOTF. I can’t understand why certain fans give up on a young guy trying to learn the hardest position in all of sports after one year.

  7. tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 1:58 PM
    A bust in the making…Laughing my butt off for Demarius Thomas thinking drills with no pads means something in May.

    Have you EVER made a comment on PFT that wasn’t extremely obnoxious and unfounded trash talk?

  8. People forget. He started two games last year and he was horrible. Not bad. Horrible. I did not see one thing that makes me think he is any good. He had dedication issues and could not put down the x box controller from all indications last year. I do not want that as my QBOTF. Did we ever hear about this type of behavior from ANY QB that ended up being great? No. He may end of being a decent 8-8-10-6 type QB someday. I just hope it is not in Denver.

  9. “sportnorcal says:
    Jul 7, 2017 1:13 PM
    Everyone is a stud in practice when wearing the red “dont-touch-me” jersey”

    Tell that to the reporters who are getting hit by Hackenberg passes.

  10. Had Lynch gone to a bigger school he would have been the number one or two overall pick. He can do everything, and he’s very smart. The hardest part is being able to read and understand what the defenses are trying to do. I doubt Lynch will have much trouble with that. Siemian is good enough to win with. He’s a legit NFL starter. Possibly even a franchise QB. He’s still very young too. The Broncos are sitting pretty at QB again. I guess it shouldn’t be a shocker that John Elway knows a thing or two about that position.

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    I cant speak to his football IQ but man when he interviewed looked like the guy struggled at basic communication.

    Always find it funny that Elways “knows” what hes doing at the position. He signed Manning (no brainer), he got outbid for Osweiler. Paxton didn’t necessarily light it up, Simien has shown the competence to be an average QB so far.

  11. tonebones says:
    Jul 7, 2017 1:55 PM
    Had Lynch gone to a bigger school he would have been the number one or two overall pick. He can do everything, and he’s very smart. The hardest part is being able to read and understand what the defenses are trying to do. I doubt Lynch will have much trouble with that. Siemian is good enough to win with. He’s a legit NFL starter. Possibly even a franchise QB. He’s still very young too. The Broncos are sitting pretty at QB again. I guess it shouldn’t be a shocker that John Elway knows a thing or two about that position.
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    Only a Denver Bronco fan would agree with any of your statements

    at his peak (if he gets their); Siemian will be an Drew Stanton, Josh McCown or a poor mans Alex Smith type QB, middle/lower of the pack QB that is good enough to start but you will always need something more.

    as for Lynch LOL!!!! theirs already reports of his questionable dedication and work ethic.
    Blake Bortles 2.0, QB with all the physical tools but can’t learn how to play the QB position. I will not be surprised if he ends up looking for a new job when his rookie contract expires.

  12. maiphatdong says:
    Jul 7, 2017 3:55 PM
    Lynch won his first start EVER, lost to the Super Bowl team Atlanta Falcons by only 7 points, and won vs the Bucs 27-7….79.2 qb rating, not bad at all for someone who was asked not to do much and let the defense win. That happen’s BECAUSE Defensive caches Don’t have Tape on someone…He’s Garbage!!!!!

  13. Put on the pads and get back to me. Lynch with pads didn’t look like a starter, Lynch in do not touch OTA’s is Tom Brady. Sorry. Thomas was probably asked a loaded question to get the response the reporter was fishing for like ” a lot of people think Lynch looks bad. What do you think?” Not much stock in assessments at this point.

  14. spartanlegend says:
    Jul 7, 2017 3:01 PM
    tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 1:58 PM
    A bust in the making…Laughing my butt off for Demarius Thomas thinking drills with no pads means something in May.

    Have you EVER made a comment on PFT that wasn’t extremely obnoxious and unfounded trash talk?
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    One must have character AND intelligence to provide insightful commentary – tylawspick6 has neither.

  15. Hopefully, DT reduces his “drop rate” in 2017 as well so he isn’t wasting Lynch’s good passes.

  16. Just about every super bowl winning, HOF QB struggled early in their career. Watching them during their rookie season, you would never imagine they’d end up winning multiple super bowls. I’m talking about guys like Bradshaw, Aikman, Elway, Manning, Jim Plunkett. Then there were the guys like Brett Favre, Steve Young, and Kurt Warner, who were so bad early on, their original team gave up on them. So I’m not really worried about Paxton Lynch looking really good or really bad at this stage of his career.

  17. Have you EVER made a comment on PFT that wasn’t extremely obnoxious and unfounded trash talk?
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    One must have character AND intelligence to provide insightful commentary – tylawspick6 has neither.

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    Have mercy on poor Tylawpicshisnose. He is a Pat’s troll and his behavior is accepted in New England…..
    But they can’t understand why they are hated and get no respect…..duh!

  18. They all have swagger til the first time they get drilled.

    Show us something first before he gets anointed as the next big thing,,,,

  19. dal1as says:
    Jul 7, 2017 3:17 PM
    People forget. He started two games last year and he was horrible. Not bad. Horrible. I did not see one thing that makes me think he is any good. He had dedication issues and could not put down the x box controller from all indications last year. I do not want that as my QBOTF. Did we ever hear about this type of behavior from ANY QB that ended up being great? No. He may end of being a decent 8-8-10-6 type QB someday. I just hope it is not in Denver.
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    In the Atlanta game, the LT was the worst player on the field for Denver, not Lynch. Sambrailo was getting abused by Vic Beasley. You probably didn’t watch the game, did you.

    Also, as charliecharger said earlier, guys have struggled early on in their careers. A-Rod did as well. I think that Lynch has the potential to do a good job.

  20. It’s funny how Pat’s fan believe they are the sole reason behind the success of their team. I have never seen one of these 90lb fan boys throw a block or tackle, catch a pass, or toss a td. They don’t buy game tickets either. Carry on, frauds.

    PS: Denver owns Brady and Belichik.

  21. I am a long time Broncos fan, and I like both QB’s, as well as Chad Kelly. Trevor Siemian was actually pretty good last season, leading the team to a 4-0 start before he suffered a grade 5 shoulder separation at Tampa Bay…Lynch then started the second half and completely outplayed Jameis Winston, and it wasn’t close. Paxton did get worked a week later by a team in Atlanta that should have won the Super Bowl, so no shame there. Trevor then started in a short week for a Thursday night game at San Diego, which Lynch should have started because Trevor had no business being on the field. In Lynch’s final start at Jacksonville, he did play poorly, but the coaches did him a huge dis-service with the game plan. Still, Lynch managed the game and the Broncos won a roadie 20-10 in which they were never really challenged, so it’s not like it was a disaster, as some would have you believe.
    As for Trevor, he had several good games, such as home vs KC, at Cincy, at NO and in the finale vs Oakland when the Raiders had the Division on the line. T Siemian smoked the Raiders, so I don’t see how Raider fans assume he can’t play: he beat your boys with a Division title and a bye week in the line, so he can’t be that bad.

  22. When all is said and done, Semien is going to make this mustachioed hipster his little bee yotch by the end of training camp.

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