Paxton Lynch “really, really stepping up” in practice

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Broncos rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch was running behind Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian in the spring, but said when he reported to camp that he thinks he has a real chance to play early in his first NFL season.

Coach Gary Kubiak said after an early practice with the team’s rookies that he saw improvement in Lynch’s game from where it was immediately after they picked him in the first round and it appears the needle continues to point up for the rookie. The team’s website reports Lynch displayed “steady work and sound decision-making” in Monday’s practice, which was supported by Kubiak’s appraisal of Lynch’s work.

“No. 12 is really, really stepping up,” Kubiak said. “He’s making some progress here.”

The report from Monday’s practice described both Sanchez and Siemian as having ups and downs, although Siemian “closed strongly” by leading the No. 2 offense to a touchdown against the No. 1 defense in a red zone drill. Sanchez was intercepted by cornerback Lorenzo Doss at the goal-line in his own red zone period.

The Broncos say there’s no timeline to announce a starter and continued progress from Lynch could keep things open well into the summer.

42 responses to “Paxton Lynch “really, really stepping up” in practice

  1. He may not have been the best QB taken in the 2016 draft (Only time will tell), but he stepped into the best situation.
    Team coming off a Super Bowl win, #1 Defense to bail him out of mistakes, no pressure to start right away. This kid has a bright future.

  2. Could he be a less athletic Colin Kaep?

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    Child please. Lynch is 6’7″ and has a stellar arm. He is probably better than Kaep right now at making his reads without ever playing a down in the NFL.

  3. Let’s face it, Lynch only has to beat out Mr. Buttfumble, which isn’t exactly setting the bar very high. all he has to do is not throw the ball to the other team and not run into the center’s backside and fumble.

  4. If he hasn’t improved after all the OTAs, mini camps and several months to study the playbook there’s a problem.

  5. Those that want to make fun of Sanchez running into his center’s backside have it all wrong and it is unfair to the man. He ran into his RG’s backside.

  6. Kubiack’s offense is QB friendly with easy reads. The kid also has a big arm and is very athletic. Don’t turn the ball over. Make good decisions and let the defense win for you. If he does these things he will have an opportunity to start.

  7. lol

    i remember when elway was gushing over “steal” montee ball just 3 years ago

    no one pumps their tires more in the afc (other than the jets), more than the broncos

    teams that do this in camp, do not fare very well during the season

  8. Whenwilliteverend
    Says just don’t throw the ball to the defense, not that simple when ur talking denver’s #1 defense they really really like taking it lol.

  9. “teams that do this in camp, do not fare very well during the season”

    ****

    Unless they win the Super Bowl, lmao!

    Look, they won a ring with a dilapidated Peyton, and they’ll be in the hunt again this year, no matter who they put under center. Remember, this is a coach who made Matt “Pick-6” Schaub look like an all-pro.

  10. Tylawspic6. John Elway didn’t say anything, and this story is being way over blown, Kubiak commented, saying Lynch has made big strides.

  11. How many head coaches, when asked about their first round pick, the future hoped for franchise QB, are going to say anything other than positive comments?

    Reporter: Coach , hows (Goff, Wentz, Lynch, etc) doing?

    Coach: Eh, not that good, I hope he’s not a bust or I’ll get fired

  12. you would need never hear belichick say such dumb things like this about a rookie

    he would say “he has a long way to go” or something to that effect

  13. Say what you want about Belichick and his media pressers, but nobody has more boring by the book Coach Speak than Gary “We Just Need to Compete” Kubiak.

  14. Tylawspuck6, go play in traffic. Your trolling would be much better if the facts within it were even remotely accurate. When you wake up, are you still seeing tommy boy running for his life or ducking a ghost in the AFCCG? You need to get over that bro, it’s consuming your sad life.

  15. tylawspick6 says:
    Aug 1, 2016 7:30 PM
    lol

    i remember when elway was gushing over “steal” montee ball just 3 years ago

    no one pumps their tires more in the afc (other than the jets), more than the broncos

    teams that do this in camp, do not fare very well during the season

    Well enough to stomp the scats regular season and post season on tge way to SB50 champions brau. Denver fans are OK with the way the season turned out. Was it fun watching it? Was it fun watching Tammy pulling Mile High turf out of his teeth and crack? We think so.

  16. So Elway let Osweiler walk in free agency only to draft a QB with similar physical characteristics in Paxton Lynch? Why not just pay Osweiler what he was asking for? Paxton Lynch has a really ugly tape against Auburn, an SEC defense close to what he will face in the NFL. He has bust written all over him.

  17. The Auburn tape was with an interim coaching staff. The Ole Miss tape where he lit up a very talented Ole Miss defense is a better indicator in my opinion.

    Also, if your argument is that he is a Brock Osweiller clone, then it made way more sense to draft Paxton, who makes way less money.

  18. Let’s not pretend Lynch/Sanchez are stepping into the exact same team that Diet Manning won a superbowl with.

    They took some serious hits in FA on the defensive side of the ball. DeMarcus Ware is not 22yrs old, Malik Jackson is an irreplaceable beast and Treviathan was good.

  19. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Aug 1, 2016 8:55 PM
    So Elway let Osweiler walk in free agency only to draft a QB with similar physical characteristics in Paxton Lynch? Why not just pay Osweiler what he was asking for? Paxton Lynch has a really ugly tape against Auburn, an SEC defense close to what he will face in the NFL. He has bust written all over him.

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    Oh, I don’t know…. Lynch is counting 8 million dollars of cap space over the next FOUR years combined. While Osweiler will average over DOUBLE that EACH year.

    In other words…. he got a like qb for 16 million less per year, leaving him money to resign guys like Von Miller.

    Playing chess when your playing checkers. 🙂

  20. Lynch was the best QB in this draft and has HOF potential. I was shocked that he lasted as long as he did. But I guess that’s why Elway’s winning super bowls and everyone else isn’t.

  21. Why does it surprise people that Denver could elect to use their 1st round QB, Lynch ahead of a perennial failure like Mark Sanchez? Lots of other teams have elected to throw their 1st rounders into the deep end of the NFL pool.

  22. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Aug 1, 2016 8:55 PM
    So Elway let Osweiler walk in free agency only to draft a QB with similar physical characteristics in Paxton Lynch? Why not just pay Osweiler what he was asking for? Paxton Lynch has a really ugly tape against Auburn, an SEC defense close to what he will face in the NFL. He has bust written all over him.
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    Boils down to this.
    Osweiler or Von Miller.

    They could realistically only afford to pay one. So….who would you pick?

  23. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Aug 1, 2016 8:55 PM
    So Elway let Osweiler walk in free agency only to draft a QB with similar physical characteristics in Paxton Lynch? Why not just pay Osweiler what he was asking for? Paxton Lynch has a really ugly tape against Auburn, an SEC defense close to what he will face in the NFL. He has bust written all over him.
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    There are 72 million reasons why Elway let Osweiler walk. Brock had a couple of good halves in 7 otherwise mediocre games, one of those halves against your boys. You should understand that. You just let a top 5 DE go for an underperforming guard and a second rounder in order to avoid breaking the bank for him. And look at some of Osweilers games at ASU. Not all pretty.

  24. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Aug 1, 2016 8:55 PM
    So Elway let Osweiler walk in free agency only to draft a QB with similar physical characteristics in Paxton Lynch? Why not just pay Osweiler what he was asking for? Paxton Lynch has a really ugly tape against Auburn, an SEC defense close to what he will face in the NFL. He has bust written all over him.

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    No way Elway was going to pay Ossweiller what he wanted…..and Elway was smart to make that decision. He saw enough from Ossweiler to realize he was not worth the money.

  25. Funny how the Broncos “faithful” are now admitting that Peyton was “dilapidated” and “running on fumes” last year. But, at the time, Peyton “still had gas in the tank”, “looks better than he has in years” and “was showing zip on his throws that he didn’t have the year before”.

    And, now this year, we are to lap up the “Paxton looks much better than we anticipated”, “he is really pushing Sanchez and Simien”, blah, blah blah. Quit blowing smoke. The Defense won it last year and all that matters this year is filling the holes of Trevathian, Malik Jackson and those in Talib’s leg.

  26. denv has 3 bums at qb. lynch may end up being the guy. but not this yr. denv will die a slow death en route to missing playoffs. defense will carry them for a bit, then start to lose close gms because of no offense and then finally the floor will fall out and the defense will tank.

    afc west leadership will change with kc and oak assuming the mantle.

  27. trollaikman8 says:
    Aug 1, 2016 10:24 PM
    Let’s not pretend Lynch/Sanchez are stepping into the exact same team that Diet Manning won a superbowl with.

    They took some serious hits in FA on the defensive side of the ball. DeMarcus Ware is not 22yrs old, Malik Jackson is an irreplaceable beast and Treviathan was good.
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    Nobody outside Denver even heard of Malik before last year. He and Trevathan weren’t even Pro Bowlers let alone lynchpins of our defense. Do you know how hard it is to not make the Pro Bowl nowadays? The Super Bowl participants are exempt. The Conference Championship losers are banged up and too dejected to play the next week so that’s two more teams players backing out. Then there are the playrs with legitimate injuries along with the ones with conjured up injuries. By the time you get to the actual game, you’re down to the 6th ot 7th choice at you’re position in your conference. Jackson and Trevathan didn’t even make that cut. Hardly “irreplaceable “. They benefited from the “No Fly Zone” on the back end and the edge rush from Miller, Ware, Ray, and Barrett. Todd Davis and Zaire Anderson will pick right up where Trevathan left off. We may take a step back from Jackson with Sylvester Williams or Anunike, but not much.

  28. I have been to camp twice now, and seen it for myself. It’s going to take some time, but Paxton Lynch can flat out sling it. He’s a better athlete than Osweiler and throws a better ball. Once he gets it, it’s going to be lights out for the next decade or so for the rest of the AFC West, believe that

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