Report: Paxton Lynch will start for Broncos this week

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The Broncos will have a new offensive coordinator when they face the Raiders in Oakland.

They’ll reportedly have a new quarterback as well. According to multiple reports, the team plans to have Paxton Lynch replace Brock Osweiler and make his first start of the 2017 season. Broncos coach Vance Joseph, who said he’d discuss the quarterback choice with new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, is expected to make the announcement on Wednesday.

Osweiler started the last two games after taking over for Trevor Siemian, but the team’s offense hasn’t taken a step forward as a result of the change. Lynch has been practicing for several weeks after getting over a right shoulder injury and he served as the backup for the first time last Sunday, which makes his move to the first team no surprise given the desire to change signaled by Mike McCoy’s firing.

Lynch, a first-round pick last year, started twice during his rookie season and went 49-of-83 for 497 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

35 responses to “Report: Paxton Lynch will start for Broncos this week

  1. Geez, Brock… Six-Foot Eight is such a great SIZE for a quarterback, such that you can See The Field. But what a pity that you can’t throw it like Brees, Brady, Aaron, Matty Ice… ho-hum…

  2. So, fire the O.C., change QB. Sounds like everyone is set up to fail. I agree that Lynch needs his shot. The two moves together seem like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic though.

  3. According to this website, the light turned on for Lynch in training camp. Broncos players said as much. Why is he only getting the start now. Also can we close the book on Osweiler? He’s useless.

  4. Lynch should have been the starter from the beginning. He needs to learn and grow hands on while this team regroups. Brock and Trevor are no better than backups who might give you a glimpse of hope. With Lynch they might go back to the basics and simplify the offense – something that seems to work with so many teams in this league.

  5. They should just make it a fun competition. Each QB starts one of the first 3 quarters, and the one who does the best starts the 4th.

  6. The knock Paxton Lynch has never been his physical abilities. He has an NFL arm and can make all the throws. He can also extend plays with his legs. Paxton’s problem is he is fooled by the simplest defensive schemes. He can’t read NFL defenses.

  7. Finally. Most Broncos fans know Lynch isn’t going to impress anyone, but at 3-7, it’s time to give him the rest of season to see if he’s worth keeping on the roster next season.

  8. medialovesthecowboys says:
    November 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm
    According to this website, the light turned on for Lynch in training camp. Broncos players said as much. Why is he only getting the start now. Also can we close the book on Osweiler? He’s useless

    Lynch hurt his shoulder in week 3 of the preseason and only started practicing 3 weeks ago. He was activated last week. Agree on Osweiler. He is trash and is a low end backup QB.

  9. Funny to see so many write off Lynch before he has even been given a shot at the job. I am sure most of you were writing off Goff last year as well. It amazes me what a short leash the media and most fans give QBs. Let the kid play and take his lumps – it’s going to be a learning experience. We see what happens when a young QB is surrounded with talent and when the talent is gone he becomes very average (Dak Prescott). It is much better to let a young QB learn through adversity and from his mistakes as well as letting the organization be patient with him as long as he shows the mental toughness and ability to learn from his mistakes.

  10. This is going to be a glorious failure on every level. Donkey John is a joke as a GM
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    The Broncos went to one SB and won one SB with him as a GM, hardly a joke. Most teams won’t even make it to the playoffs.

  11. “Broncos at Raiders…well somebody has to win.”

    Not really. Draws are still possible in the NFL though rare.

  12. Interested to see if he has improved. If he’s remotely the same, then the Broncos would be wise to see what Chad Kelly has to offer cuz he might be the only one in the whole organization worth a damn.

  13. The knock Paxton Lynch has never been his physical abilities. He has an NFL arm and can make all the throws. He can also extend plays with his legs. Paxton’s problem is he is fooled by the simplest defensive schemes. He can’t read NFL defenses.
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    Neither could Brett Favre his first few years…. he didn’t know what a dime defense was until Detmer told him in year three Turned out OK, give the kid a chance

  14. The knock Paxton Lynch has never been his physical abilities. He has an NFL arm and can make all the throws. He can also extend plays with his legs. Paxton’s problem is he is fooled by the simplest defensive schemes. He can’t read NFL defenses.
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    And you know this how? Based on the two games he actually played in?

  15. Why not start Lynch? It’s not as if Denver’s been on a roll lately with Osweiler. Besides, if they find out Lynch can’t play (because we already know Osweiler can’t), then they can cut him and find a new QB for next season.

  16. Lynch is set up to be the scapeGOAT. If he does great, then the Broncos brain trust are great, but seriously, when the offensive and defensive lines cannot control the line of scrimmage, the Dbs and Safeties can’t cover, the LBs can’t pass cover or stop the runs, and the receivers can’t catch passes when it hits their hands-arm-shoulder pads-helmets, then (unless you have a Brady who will scream at you if you don’t do your job) any normal QB will fail to “provide that spark” unless your opponent is the Browns or 49ers or Cards.
    Best of luck, Lynch. Hope you beat Denver’s setup for you to fail.

  17. All of us are obviously experts QB evaluators, that’s why we love sharing our knowledge. Paxton Lynch has 3 career starts. That’s not much to go on, but that never stopped anyone from the famous instant analysis. Where was Jared Goff after 3 starts? I don’t know, but after his first season, he was a bust. I don’t remember everyone unanimously claiming Carson Wentz as the second coming before the season started. I believe Paxton Lynch is in the same class as Carson Wentz, but I won’t know for sure until he gets 20 or so starts under his belt. He could be the same kind of bust that Jared Goff is turning out to be.

  18. Something is fundamentally wrong with this team. I think its Vance Joseph. How could they look so bad on both sides of the ball? Remember you had Wade and Gase and things were working. Their replacements are not working. Joseph and McCoy were unsuitable replacements. Next year you’ll throw different Offensive and defensive playbooks at them yet again. Its going to take effort to turn this around.

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