Vance Joseph: We have to see where Paxton Lynch is as a quarterback

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The Broncos officially named Paxton Lynch their starting quarterback on Wednesday and head coach Vance Joseph met with the media in the afternoon to answer questions about the decision to make a change from Brock Osweiler.

Osweiler replaced Trevor Siemian, which illustrates how much the quarterback issues have affected the Broncos this season. Joseph nodded to that when he said, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, that it is “simply his turn” when discussing why Lynch got the nod against the Raiders this week, although he provided another reason why the 2016 first-round pick was the choice.

“Playing Paxton is two-fold: We have to see where he is as a quarterback, but we want to win on Sunday,” Joseph said.

Joseph indicated that Lynch will keep the starting job if he plays well, although it seems likely that anything other than a Nathan Peterman-esque outing should earn him at least one more look. The Broncos may be headed into the offseason looking for a quarterback under any circumstances, but a fuller look at Lynch after taking him so early in the draft seems like a good idea in a season that’s not ending with a playoff berth.

7 responses to “Vance Joseph: We have to see where Paxton Lynch is as a quarterback

  1. , NOW is the time to see what Paxton has?

    He has had a shoulder injury. Hard to see what he has with his arm in a sling all season. Ever try to throw a football with your throwing arm in a sling?

  2. Hopefully he does well. It seems like much longer than the two years it has been since a title.

    Thing is, Lynch will not have it easy since we still have a craptastic offensive line (aside from a couple good individual efforts). Also, Joseph is just not a good coach. The best RB (Anderson) getting 10-12 carries a game? Yeah, ummmm, well, why not wait a bit before conceding the game to whomever you are playing?

  3. Michael Fergus says:
    November 22, 2017 at 4:52 pm
    Time for the Broncos to see if this guy can play up to the level of his fellow 2016 draft picks Goff, Wentz and Dak who are all SUPERSTARS right now.
    Prescott is far from a superstar as he has shown once Elliott went on suspension. Just another average QB when there is no running game.

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