John Elway wants one of his QBs “to take the reins and take over”

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John Elway continues to patiently wait for one his quarterbacks to win the starting job.

“We’d like the decision made by itself,” the Broncos General Manager said Thursday, via Josh Dubow of the Associated Press. “We want one of them to take the reins and take over. That would be the ideal situation. We’ll get through this game and see what happens.”

Paxton Lynch gets his chance this week, starting Saturday against the 49ers. Lynch, a first-round pick in 2016, got the bulk of the work with the first-team this week in preparation.

Coach Vance Joseph said Lynch made three or four “big-time” throws Thursday.

The Broncos, who ranked 27th in total offense last season and tied for 28th in scoring, got only a field goal from their offense in the first three quarters of their preseason opener last week. Trevor Siemian started and led the Broncos to a field goal on his first drive. He played two more series and finished 6-of-7 for 51 yards and 97.0 passer rating.

Lynch completed 6 of 9 passes for 42 yards and 77.1 passer rating against the Bears, failing to lead the Broncos to any points before leaving in the fourth quarter.

12 responses to “John Elway wants one of his QBs “to take the reins and take over”

  1. So far, Paxton Lynch has looked like a bust when he’s played. If he doesn’t get something going soon, Elway might want to rethink the QB roster because Lynch isn’t working out as hoped. He’s got a chance this week, so let’s see if Lynch can deliver. If not, it may be time to talk to Kaepernick. At least he’s actually won something.

  2. In other words Elway missed on his two QB’s, Brock and Lynch two 6’7″ dudes who have too many moving parts to be accurate and Kubiak’s guy, Trevor Siemian … Elway wont go all in because he was KUBS Guy!!!

  3. Indeed. He is like the after picture for kids that went bad at Pinocchio’s donkey island.

  4. How can you call Lynch a bust right now? He was always a two year project!

    Plus Denver has No O-line, No tight end, no 3 Wr and questionable Rb’s

    He also hasn’t had the playing time and he shares reps in practice with “Trevor check down Charlie Siemian”

    Broncos need to see what they have in Lynch this year. 4-12 is better than 7-9

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