Elway says Lynch will be ready to start sooner than people think

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Broncos G.M. John Elway moved up in the first round of the draft to select quarterback Paxton Lynch, a developmental project who seems very unlikely to beat out Mark Sanchez for the starting job this season. But Lynch may not take as long to become the Broncos’ starter as most observers are expecting.

Elway said on Denver Sports 760 that Lynch may just prove himself ready to be an NFL starter this year.

“Is that going to happen tomorrow? Probably not, but you never know when it can happen,” Elway said. “We think he’s going to be ready quicker than a lot of people think.”

Elway said the Broncos did their homework on Lynch and also researched which other teams were interested in Lynch. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has acknowledged he tried to trade up to get Lynch before the Broncos beat him to it, and Elway said the Broncos were aware that other teams wanted to move up an get him. Elway also said the Broncos were confident that — contrary to some mock drafts — the Jets weren’t going to draft Lynch, saying Denver had “pretty good intel that they were going to pass on him.”

So what did the Broncos like so much about Lynch?

“He’s a young guy with tremendous athletic ability, he’s got the strong arm, can make all the throws, he’s smart, and he’s a guy that can fit into this offense real well,” Elway said.

If Sanchez struggles, Lynch may show what he can do in the Broncos’ offense early in the 2016 season.

61 responses to “Elway says Lynch will be ready to start sooner than people think

  1. They say go with who gives you the best chance to win, and if its between Lynch, Sanchez, and last years 3rd option I am sure he will be ready to start sooner.

    Am I the only person who is surprised Foles didn’t get moved? I thought Denver would be a great fit for him with some good weapons and a solid Defense around him, maybe I think too highly because of the way his good college career and great start in the Pro’s. While I understand he wouldn’t go to the 9ers to reunite with Kelly I thought the Broncos before or during the draft, the Jets, or a team like the Browns making a move on him.

  2. What he’s trying to say is Sanchez really blows, we know he blows and we’re hoping our defense and running game can be good enough until week 4.

  3. The danger of starting a QB too soon is they may develop bad habits like not going through their reads or always looking for the check down. If Lynch sits for 1 year, it may help him never to develop these bad habits in the first place.

  4. He’s probably at Elway’s home as we speak getting lessons on how to play the quarterback position from a HOFer at the position.

  5. “If Sanchez struggles, Lynch may show what he can do in the Broncos’ offense early in the 2016 season.”
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    Replace the word ‘If’ with ‘When’ and we got ourselves a winner

  6. Remember when everyone laughed hysterically when Horseface refused to pay Krap $14M/year? I do.

    Haters, the Lombardi shines bright in Denver. Dig it!

  7. Lynch , to me, seemed like a space cadet on Gruden’s QB Camp show. He actually reminded me of Mark Sanchez when he was a rookie. Just keep the hotdogs and scripted answer sheets away from this kid. I think Elway saw a kid that can extend a play with his legs to buy more time to equal out the fact that he is so raw. Sanchez can’t do that. Heck he can’t even slide! ( even after Joe Gerardi showed him how to in training camp)

  8. “Elway says Lynch will be ready to start sooner than people think”

    And by “people,” Elway really means “The Sanchise.”

  9. Dan Marino scored a 16 on the wonderlic, below Lynch. So, the Jets passed on him too. Chess. Checkers.

  10. Elway is 55-17, 4 division championships, 2 conference championships, and 1 SB. He does seem to know what he’s doing.

  11. @TB12RALLYCRYBABY…
    Denver beat you TWICE last season (and with different QB’s, one playing the worst ball of his life and the other being an untested kid with not much game himself). I doubt it will make a difference this year, amigo.

    And to the complete idiot who thinks that the wonderlic scores makes a difference LMAO ever heard of Dan Marino, Terry Bradshaw or Jim Kelly. I’m sure you have. All had lower scores than Lynch. But I guarantee you’ve never heard of most the guys that have scored in the mid/high 40’s. Unless you think G. McElroy, J. Mass, D. Henson, R. Nassib, B. Eugene, or H. Millen were legendary QBs…

  12. Kubiak’s system needs a strong offensive line to have success. Denver does not have that or didn’t last season. So all their QB’s will struggle. They can’t run Manning’s system anymore as only Brock and Manning himself were familiar with it. I predict they finish 3rd in the division and miss the playoffs.

  13. They rebuilt the O-line, signed back their 2 top backs and drafted another + a fullback. The defense is still great. WRs are well above average. Whoever the QB is has every chance to do well

  14. I’m sure he can start. But can he win is the question. Sorry, not this year horse face.

  15. He will be rdy to start as soon as you figure out that if you don’t start him you’re starting mark sanchez. So whenever you figure that out, Denver…

  16. 6-6+ and 240+ with mobility.

    He’ll be able to stand up to pressure also.

    Smooth moving the big frame, makes guys miss.
    Very nice touch on the ball.
    Accurate even on the run.

    I believe will be better than Brock.

  17. I cannot wait to see Sanchez jumping up and down after throwing yet another pick. And then seeing Talib poke his eye out, hence the need for Paxty to start.

  18. I trust Elway’s judgment. Lynch could start day one, but he won’t have to. We’ve seen Mark Sanchez lead a good team into the AFC championship game his first two years in the league, and Denver has a good team. I also thought Trevor Siemian was the best QB that came out last year, so he’ll do fine if he gets the job. I thought Lynch and Conner Cook were the top 2 QBs this year. As good as Elway was as a player, he’s proving to be just as good, if not better, as a GM. That’s scary. We hate what we fear.

  19. The biggest knock on him was that he’s never taken a snap from under center. However, to those coaches who have to teach him, I think they’d rather have that than someone who has, but has developed some bad habits that first have to be unlearned.

  20. I think the Bronco’s will be run heavy team this year. Once they nail down the right QB that may change down the line. Luckily my Raiders are prepared for both. Cant wait

  21. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 6, 2016 4:39 PM
    Kubiak’s system needs a strong offensive line to have success. Denver does not have that or didn’t last season. So all their QB’s will struggle. They can’t run Manning’s system anymore as only Brock and Manning himself were familiar with it. I predict they finish 3rd in the division and miss the playoffs.
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    Coming from a butthurt patriots fan who QB was knocked down 23 times, forcing the OL coach to lose his job. Do us a favor and worry about your own damn team who’ll be without Brady for 4 games and stop trying to put this kindergarten knowledge on displays like the rest of the dummies on here.

  22. Lynch looked good facing mediocre competition. He looked good against Ole Miss which lost Robert N. in the first quarter while Ole Miss was leading. He looked like hot garbage against Auburn in the Birmingham bowl. He went 17/38 for 104 yards, 1 int, 0 TD. Mark my words, NFL defensive coordinators will expose him big time.

  23. sackdance says:
    May 6, 2016 4:32 PM
    @TB12RALLYCRYBABY…
    Denver beat you TWICE last season (and with different QB’s, one playing the worst ball of his life and the other being an untested kid with not much game himself). I doubt it will make a difference this year, amigo.

    And to the complete idiot who thinks that the wonderlic scores makes a difference LMAO ever heard of Dan Marino, Terry Bradshaw or Jim Kelly. I’m sure you have. All had lower scores than Lynch. But I guarantee you’ve never heard of most the guys that have scored in the mid/high 40’s. Unless you think G. McElroy, J. Mass, D. Henson, R. Nassib, B. Eugene, or H. Millen were legendary QBs…

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    broncosnative says:
    May 6, 2016 6:11 PM
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 6, 2016 4:39 PM
    Kubiak’s system needs a strong offensive line to have success. Denver does not have that or didn’t last season. So all their QB’s will struggle. They can’t run Manning’s system anymore as only Brock and Manning himself were familiar with it. I predict they finish 3rd in the division and miss the playoffs.
    ________________________________________________

    Coming from a butthurt patriots fan who QB was knocked down 23 times, forcing the OL coach to lose his job. Do us a favor and worry about your own damn team who’ll be without Brady for 4 games and stop trying to put this kindergarten knowledge on displays like the rest of the dummies on here.

    ******************************************************************

    Easy up kids. Sure last year you did well against the Patriots, even if the second game was a squeak by because even after hitting Brady that many times he still almost got you. And what you did to Carolina was awesome to behold.

    But this offseason you guys took a step backward. Elway did a great job of minimizing the damage but no one could have prevented it. The Patriots on the other hand took steps forward is why they are favored now. And so did a few other teams that will now be nipping at your heels. Sure you will still be a good team this year and your defense will be tough as hell. But it’s not like last year so you are no sure bet to finish at the front of the pack as to be yapping like some young welp. Understood winning a Super Bowl can be a bit intoxicating but you shouldn’t still be drunk on it now. You sound like a lot of Patriots fans did last year and Seattle fans two years ago. I think it’s because you know I am right and you are overcompensating trying to cover your worry with false bravado.

  24. broncosnative says:
    May 6, 2016 6:11 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 6, 2016 4:39 PM
    Kubiak’s system needs a strong offensive line to have success. Denver does not have that or didn’t last season. So all their QB’s will struggle. They can’t run Manning’s system anymore as only Brock and Manning himself were familiar with it. I predict they finish 3rd in the division and miss the playoffs.
    ________________________________________________

    Coming from a butthurt patriots fan who QB was knocked down 23 times, forcing the OL coach to lose his job. Do us a favor and worry about your own damn team who’ll be without Brady for 4 games and stop trying to put this kindergarten knowledge on displays like the rest of the dumm————————————————————————-patsfan4lifesbchamps is Jets fan pretending to be a Patriots fan. He’s obviously bitter and frustrated……and alone.

  25. @greenlargo when you tell me what SB team hasn’t lost player in FA then you’ll have a valid point. Didn’t the pats lose a top 5 CB and his robin? Seahawks really took a hit after their win and even this offseason suffered some key losses. The panthers let Norman go and used several draft picks on the CB position trying to replace them. Now I ask, what has the Broncos done differently from these teams that makes them suddenly not competitive. Your rant about the patriots games are irrelevant because it’s not like these 2 teams don’t play each other tough often. 90% of the Broncos defense is returning and that alone will keep us in the mix of things. You guys are trying so hard to label the Broncos as losers next season but the only real knock on us is the QB position and even that is not as bad as y’all wish it’d be.

  26. Oh no! Don’t pin Patsfan4lifesbchamps on us Jets fans… He’s one of yours that is just is able to see the forest for the trees… One day, you’ll come around too…

  27. bubbybrister/shovelpass says:
    May 6, 2016 7:26 PM

    Oh no! Don’t pin Patsfan4lifesbchamps on us Jets fans… He’s one of yours that is just is able to see the forest for the trees… One day, you’ll come around too…——————————————————————————————————————————————————————Nope

  28. DON`T RUSH LYNCH!!!! I`m a Bengals fan so i`m not rooting for him or anything but I watched Lynch play 5 times this season and it`s true he`s not the smartest kid. I said before the draft if he goes to a bad team with constant turnover and scheme changes he will be a bust but if he goes to a good team who gives him time to learn the system and be in a stable situation he`ll be the best QB in this draft. The arm talent,size and mobility are great. If he`s thrown in too early he may not of the right mentality to stay confident thru the struggles but if you wait until it clicks for him it will be worth it.

  29. broncosnative says:
    May 6, 2016 6:11 PM

    Coming from a butthurt patriots fan who QB was knocked down 23 times, forcing the OL coach to lose his job. Do us a favor and worry about your own damn team who’ll be without Brady for 4 games and stop trying to put this kindergarten knowledge on displays like the rest of the dummies on here.

    —————-

    We can start a tomato can at QB and we will still be favored in all 4 games. Face it, Elway screwed up by letting Osweiler walk. He spent 4 years grooming him behind a HOF QB then let him walk. His QB succession plan blew up in his face. Just enjoy watching the playoffs without your Broncos being in them.

  30. TB12RALLYCRY says:
    May 6, 2016 3:18 PM
    ok….then start him………love Bill Belichick

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    Someone should remind belicheat that B Osweiler, in his second start, personally ended the cheaters undefeated season. While the World Champion Denver Broncos Defense physically and mentally ruined them for the remainder of the season. P.S. Lynch is better than Osweiler.

  31. bubbybrister/shovelpass says:
    May 6, 2016 7:26 PM
    Oh no! Don’t pin Patsfan4lifesbchamps on us Jets fans…
    ____________________

    I am a Giants guy married to a die hard Pats fan Boston girl (yes it’s a very mixed marriage and as awkward at times as you imagine), as a result I read the Pats posts and because of where I live and work I interact with a lot of Jets fans and read their posts as well. The poster in question has issues and is definitely a Jets fan. Look at the Pats threads then search the Clady articles when he forgot to change id’s. As a Giants fan I naturally throw my fair share of good natured shade at my Jets buddies but not one Jets fan I have ever met personally is so ashamed of it that they would sail under a false flag for anything other than a laugh. They’d never alternately troll then at other times actually try to sell it.

  32. one thing ive noticed about the people on this site is that they live in the past. give Sanchez a shot.Dont start the hate before the season starts.

  33. Lynch is the future, not the present in Denver, and a real QB duel is now going on between Sanchez, and Siemian. Lynch is simply the latest media darling, but will sit this year. Last year Siemian had a better training camp then Osweiler, and actually out played him during the preseason, but since Osweiler was Elway’s personal pick; he was always gonna take over from the Sheriff. However, that’s all ancient history now, and stay tuned folks, because Siemian could just very well be the Bronco starter come September.

  34. jag1959 says:
    May 6, 2016 8:56 PM

    bubbybrister/shovelpass says:
    May 6, 2016 7:26 PM
    Oh no! Don’t pin Patsfan4lifesbchamps on us Jets fans…
    ____________________

    I am a Giants guy married to a die hard Pats fan Boston girl (yes it’s a very mixed marriage and as awkward at times as you imagine), as a result I read the Pats posts and because of where I live and work I interact with a lot of Jets fans and read their posts as well. The poster in question has issues and is definitely a Jets fan. Look at the Pats threads then search the Clady articles when he forgot to change id’s. As a Giants fan I naturally throw my fair share of good natured shade at my Jets buddies but not one Jets fan I have ever met personally is so ashamed of it that they would sail under a false flag for anything other than a laugh. They’d never alternately troll then at other times actually try to sell it.—————————————————————————-Yes, he has serious issues. And my belief is that he also parades around as bubbybrister/shovelpass. Bi polar? split personalities? Or just a frustrated loser? Pick one or all.

  35. All I can say is wow success brings forth so many haters and loosers and pro football talk does nothing to prevent it, how about flagging some of these loosers that don’t habe anything better to do with their pathetic lives but sit in front of their computer in their underwear eating Cheetos and trolling the internet. Anyways back to the story Mark Sanchez needs to start so he can shut up all these haters he’ll do just fine with this defense that hasn’t taken a huge step back like all the heaters would like to believe and let him excel in the system that he played in at USC and with the opportunity of being coached by an actual offensive-minded coach not to mention a quarterback coach His experience gives us a better opportunity to win this year than lunches non NFL experience Lynch needs to sit for a bit

  36. It always surprises me (I know, it shouldn’t) the amount of Broncos haters that take to posting on these articles. The expectations of the Broncos demise has been greatly exaggerated. The Broncos lost 2 starters on D and Osweiler. Even with Sanchez at QB, playing to his averages, the position will be an upgrade over the performance of the QBs last year, statistically speaking. I’m not going to predict another super bowl championship but the Broncos will make the playoffs and contend, like they have every year since Elway took over. Personally, I think many are jealous of the job Elway has done. He’s been one of the best GMs since he took the job in 2011. No reason to think this year will be any different.

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