Paxton Lynch goes unclaimed on waivers

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The Broncos placed quarterback Paxton Lynch on waivers Sunday when they claimed Kevin Hogan and he became a free agent on Monday.

According to multiple reports, none of the league’s other 31 teams claimed Lynch. That does not come as a major surprise as any claiming team would be on the hook for the remaining guaranteed money on Lynch’s contract.

Those reports also indicate that Lynch will begin working out for other teams with Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reporting that four teams have reached out since Lynch was dumped by the team that took him in the first round of the 2016 draft.

None of those teams have been identified, but it likely won’t be long before that comes to light now that Lynch is officially on the open market.

11 responses to “Paxton Lynch goes unclaimed on waivers

  1. If the Bills Oline doesn’t block better than it did this preseason, Lynch and perhaps 8 more QB’s, that have recently been cut, will be working in Buffalo.

  2. When does the indictment on Elway evaluation ability, begin??? He’s been given way to many passes. He was GIVEN a job, not because of his experience in personnel because he had none. He was GIVEN a job because of the type of player he was and his relationship ship with owenership. But he’s been atrocious

  3. New environment for him and less money on the books for a new team is best for everyone. If he gets a cheap deal he’ll be better for a team than an inexperienced nobody-he was a first round pick so he’s got some talent at least-and maybe another team is better prepared to make some use out of him.

    He’ll probably be considered a bust unless something majestic happens, but he can still possibly be useful to a team. Just at a better price.

  4. “When does the indictment on Elway evaluation ability, begin??? He’s been given way to many passes. He was GIVEN a job, not because of his experience in personnel because he had none. He was GIVEN a job because of the type of player he was and his relationship ship with owenership. But he’s been atrocious”

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    This keeps being the line I see, but come on. If you were to evaluate him, his two Superbowl appearances with 1 win since 2011 are actually good, not to mention the playoff appearances, and how he managed to flip the team completely in two years’ time. Signing Manning helped, of course, but who do you think convinced him to come to Denver? It wasn’t John Fox. Plus drafting a lot of Pro-Bowlers, a few All-Pros, and Von Miller. He hasn’t success with QBs, or head coaches, but he’s not “atrocious”, as you for some reason claim.

  5. If a team had claimed him it would have meant they’d be on the hook for his salary of $1.31M this year and $1.74M next year. My guess is since he couldn’t beat out Brock Osweiler nobody is even the slightest bit interested in him. I doubt if the CFL is either. From first round pick to zero.

  6. Poor Paxton, by the words of the misfits from Squat and Raise Fist during the playing of the National Anthem, the NFL owners have colluded against him. I think he should take the NFL to court.

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