Paxton Lynch to work out for Bills

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Former Broncos first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch is looking for a fresh start in his NFL career, and the first place he’ll look is Buffalo.

Lynch has scheduled a workout with the Bills, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Broncos cut Lynch yesterday and he passed through waivers unclaimed. No one wanted him on his rookie contract sight unseen, but perhaps if he looks good in a workout the Bills will give him a chance on a league-minimum salary.

The Bills have Nathan Peterman starting in Week One, with rookie Josh Allen as the backup. If they decide to go with three quarterbacks on the roster, Lynch may be the third.

58 responses to “Paxton Lynch to work out for Bills

  1. This is not on the path to where they want to go. I was suspicious that McCarron wasn’t going to be the QB they wanted but he had some success along the way. But there are much fewer encouraging signs with lynch. I guess there is no harm in working him out but I don’t think this will help them get better.

  2. Good move by Buffalo. This kid has a ton of talent. Denver has become a tough place for QB’s. I’d bet a young John Elway, who refused to sign with the Colts coming out of college, would refuse the Broncos today. It’s that bad. Buffalo suddenly looks like they have their QB room in excellent shape going forward. Nick Foles just reminded us that you often need two good QB’s. Now the Bills have them. They’re green as the hills, but they’ll mature. Should be fun. AFC East getting exciting again.

  3. With that offensive line they may need to carry 3 QBs. Allen and Peterman will not finish the season.

  4. Its actually a smart move.
    Start Peterman, when he gets knocked out go with Lynch.
    This way you give Josh Allen time to learn, and prevent him from getting hurt.
    And you go 3-13 and secure a high draft pick.
    Mission accomplished.

  5. Lynch has plenty of arm talent….but he had three years to learn how to read a defense and be a leader. He failed miserably. Maybe a change of scenery will help but I don’t see him getting any better coaching from McDermott than he got in Denver.

  6. Tyrod may not have been great, but he was 8-6 as starter. Bills finished 9-7 and had they not benched him for a terrible, unready Peterman, they would have finished 10-6. The last time they did any better than that was 1999 (11-5, Wade Philips with Doug Flutie). So of course they trade Tyrod – for a 3rd round pick.

  7. Why can’t people just give Nate a chance before making all of these judgments… and please do not just bring up one game that barely was his fault.

  8. Yee gods thats a terrible pair of QBs in Peterson and Lynch. But hey, maybe Peterson really did learn since last year and being prepared as a stater instead of thrown to the wolves will hopefully lead to much better play.

  9. BuffaloBragging says:
    September 3, 2018 at 8:14 pm
    Why can’t people just give Nate a chance before making all of these judgments… and please do not just bring up one game that barely was his fault.

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    So somebody else threw 5 interceptions in that game?

  10. We should have drafted Kelly. What’s the point in Lynch? Let me guess, we’ll give him a million dollars to try out and then cut him. Oh boy…

  11. BuffaloBragging says:
    September 3, 2018 at 8:14 pm
    Why can’t people just give Nate a chance before making all of these judgments… and please do not just bring up one game that barely was his fault.
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    He threw 5 interceptions in a freaking half. How can you expect people to not being that game up? And how in the world was that not his fault? He threw the interceptions didn’t he?

  12. Denver hasn’t exactly been stable since he arrived there. Now Elway gets high marks for convincing Manning to sign and drafting Von Miller who single-handedly won them a Super Bowl, but other than that, his coaching and personnel moves have been lacking lately. Lynch might need a team who will actually coach him up instead of just telling him to try and win the job.

  13. harrisonhits2 says:
    September 3, 2018 at 8:31 pm
    Yee gods thats a terrible pair of QBs in Peterson and Lynch. But hey, maybe Peterson really did learn since last year and being prepared as a stater instead of thrown to the wolves will hopefully lead to much better play.

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    Obviously you are uninformed and only reading what other people write. First of all, his name is Peterman. Not Peterson. And if you had been paying attention, you would have known that Peterman was by far the best QB in Bills camp this year. Hands down.

  14. This team is a complete mess. Worse than the Browns. Are they tanking so the fans won’t be pissed when they move? No other reason to be this incompetent. Besides no QB their RB (only talent) is done, no WR’s, no OL or DL, one LB and no secondary at all. Besides that they’re golden.

  15. Let’s start with being just thrown in as a rookie in the middle of the season solely to shake trod up. At an away game not home. 3 hr time difference. Against a good defense. Great first game. Then TWO were in the hands of the receivers. So he threw 3 interceptions really in his first game. Jim Kelly threw 4 in a single game before. Farce threw 5. He then beat the Colts in s SNOW GLOBE too. But let’s focus on his first start. That makes sense AND it was last year too. Give it up already.

  16. Do some research on how many great QBs threw just as many and 4 in a single game too. This is such a stupid thing to continually bring up over and over and over. Clearly, have nothing else to say so hang on to that.

  17. 6thsense10 says:
    And how in the world was that not his fault? He threw the interceptions didn’t he?
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    Int #1: Hit receiver in the hands and the receiver popped it up.
    Int #2, #3: An experienced QB would have taken both 2-second sacks.
    Int #4: Sideline outs problematic wo/superior arm talent, also hit on release.
    Int #5: Either an overthrow or wr ran wrong route.

    It’s still a team game.

  18. First off stop with the narrative that Taylor woulda won in San Diego last year… please he wouldn’t of thrown a pick, but instead be 15-18 for 119 yards and no offensive production. Secondly who cares if we’re trying out mr color me badd? I think he stinks but if I’m wrong so be it, he’d be our 3(unlikely). And everyone talking about the tank said the same garbage last year…. you werent right then and why be now. Year 2 of the rebuild. Let’s go and price you guys wrong again

  19. I’m sure if BB signed him he’d be in the pro bowl this year. A chimp could succeed at QB in his system.

  20. Bills need a 3rd QB. No doubt. Can’t hurt at a minimum. Can’t hurt to take him for a roster spot. Can’t hurt to get a better vet for kids to talk too. Elway picked him so he has something there. Again, can’t hurt!

  21. charliecharger says:
    September 3, 2018 at 7:27 pm
    Good move by Buffalo. This kid has a ton of talent. Denver has become a tough place for QB’s. I’d bet a young John Elway, who refused to sign with the Colts coming out of college, would refuse the Broncos today. It’s that bad. Buffalo suddenly looks like they have their QB room in excellent shape going forward. Nick Foles just reminded us that you often need two good QB’s. Now the Bills have them. They’re green as the hills, but they’ll mature. Should be fun. AFC East getting exciting again.

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    Where’s the hype? Many Bronco fans (including myself) are already calling him the biggest bust in Broncos history. He was way worse than Tebow and that’s saying something….

  22. “Respect the process”…of backing into the playoffs and only scoring 3 point….now on top of it you have the worst O line in the NFL and aside from Allen the worst QB situation in the NFL..but….”Respect the process”….

  23. Why can’t people just give Nate a chance before making all of these judgments… and please do not just bring up one game that barely was his fault.

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    So let me get this right. Don’t bring up the horrible game last year because you think it doesn’t matter, but you hang your hat on this preseason on games that really don’t matter?

  24. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    September 3, 2018 at 7:27 pm
    With that offensive line they may need to carry 3 QBs. Allen and Peterman will not finish the season.
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    If that line can’t pick it up, we may literally be carrying 3 QB’s……….off the field!!! Step it up O-line!

  25. Joker65 YES it was one rookie game! He won against the Colts in extremely difficult conditions. Why are you ignoring that game? Or how much better he’s shown to be this year? Why only judge him on 3 interceptors in his very first game??

  26. Denver has been a tough place to play QB for the past few years but Lynch wasn’t even able to earn playing time there. He’s looked so utterly lost you can’t even tell what his strengths supposedly are.

  27. Joker65 YES it was one rookie game! He won against the Colts in extremely difficult conditions. Why are you ignoring that game? Or how much better he’s shown to be this year? Why only judge him on 3 interceptors in his very first game??

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    Better this year? in Pre season games? The lions went 4-0 in preseason games then went 0-16 when it counted.

    Preseason where the offense and defense is as basic as it gets?

    The Colts game? He was 5-10 for 57 yards and got knocked out in the third quarter. That’s good somehow?

    What about the games against the Pats and Jax? He played poorly there too.

  28. Those 5 interceptions? It is true that 2 of them were absolutely not his fault. He was getting punched in the eyes on one of them, and another bounced off a receivers hands. The other three? He looked like a cross between JP Losman and Todd Collins. He is shockingly accurate in practice. When he got the first chance to play he definitely had an attack of nerves. Whether he calmed down is a fair question. McDermott still stinks at his job for making that situation in the first place, amongmany other reasons.

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