Paxton Lynch is the No. 2, but Broncos continue to scout QB prospects

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Broncos head coach Vance Joseph proclaimed Paxton Lynch the backup to Case Keenum, but the team continues to look at the top quarterback prospects in the draft.

General Manager John Elway was among the team personnel to attend Pro Days for Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen the past two days. Elway won’t attend Josh Allen‘s Pro Day at Wyoming, but team scouts will, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports, and the Broncos have a private workout scheduled with Sam Darnold.

With Keenum in the fold, the Broncos aren’t forced to take a quarterback. But the option is there if they like one of the top prospects.

“We have a lot of opportunities at No. 5 now,” Elway said, via quotes distributed by the team. “We’re in good spots there. We’re high in a lot of rounds, so it’s going to be important to find guys who are going to help our football team.”

The Broncos used the 26th overall choice in 2016 on Lynch, but he has only four starts. He is 1-3 with four touchdowns and four interceptions.

Joseph said he has talked to Lynch since the acquisition of Keenum, and Elway said the Broncos haven’t given up on the 24-year-old quarterback.

“Paxton is still young,” Elway said. “We still have high hopes for Paxton. He’s a young guy that is talented. He’s been here for two years and had a tough year last year with the injuries and everything, but we still have high hopes for Paxton to come in here and compete and continue to grow as a quarterback. That is the expectation for Paxton.”

16 responses to “Paxton Lynch is the No. 2, but Broncos continue to scout QB prospects

  1. It’s not a bad idea for them to NOT address the QB situation this year. With half the teams in the NFL addressing QB, it will be easy to get a guy you like next year. There will be little to no demand for QB’s next year. There is a good draft class next year. see what you have in Keenum.

  2. this Bronco fan has heard the same thing from Mr. Elway for years, but the man regularly overpays for people, especially in the first three rounds..
    Osweiler, Lynch, Hillman, Wolfe, and at least ten more

  3. I’d guess they like maybe 2 of the top QBs in the draft and if one of them falls to #5, they’ll snatch ’em up. I highly doubt that they will try to trade up, but will probably field offers to trade down if the offer suits them. Minkah Fitzpatrick or Quentin Nelson would be a great pick at #5.

  4. Paxton Lynch is a total bust! I remember he was drafted same year as Carson Wentz and before the Eagles moved up to get Wentz, lots of mock drafts were slotting Lynch to the Eagles. Glad the Eagles traded up!

  5. I can’t help but think back to when most people declared Jared Goeff a bust. Paxton Lynch could be Jared Goeff 2.0.

  6. denverdave3 says:
    March 16, 2018 at 4:42 pm
    this Bronco fan has heard the same thing from Mr. Elway for years, but the man regularly overpays for people, especially in the first three rounds..
    Osweiler, Lynch, Hillman, Wolfe, and at least ten more
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    This Broncos fan agrees with you

  7. Lynch is a bust. He cried like a little b*tch on the sidelines against the Faiders, no less. His low Wonderlic scores make me wonder if he can read a book much less a defense. Elway whiffed big on this one, and is trying one more year to see if he can trade Lynch for any value next year. The key is the o-line that needs two more pieces. A guard isn’t a glamore pick, but Nelson is a road grader.

  8. When there is a question mark on 2 of your young QBs as well as who the coach might be next year, drafting another QB in round 1 is beyond stupid. Elway whiffs too much in drafts and overvalues players horribly.

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