Report: Seahawks signing Paxton Lynch

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Quarterback Paxton Lynch was out of the NFL in 2018 after being released by the Broncos in early September, but he is reportedly set for a chance to continue his career in 2019.

Ian Furness of KJR Radio reports that the Seahawks are signing Lynch to their offseason roster. As Furness notes, the pick used to select Lynch in the first round of the 2016 draft originally belonged to Seattle and they drafted offensive lineman Germain Ifedi and tight end Nick Vannett with the two selections acquired from Denver.

Lynch made four starts over his two seasons with the Broncos and went 79-of-128 for 792 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions while being sacked 18 times in five overall appearances. Trevor Siemian was the starter for most of those two seasons and Lynch’s best shot at an extended run with the first team blew up when he hurt his ankle in his first game since being named the starter in the middle of the 2017 season.

Brett Hundley backed up Russell Wilson in 2018, but never got into a game as Wilson took every offensive snap.

17 responses to “Report: Seahawks signing Paxton Lynch

  1. Seattle fans are over here saying pay everyone(KJ, Frank, Bobby) which could take up over 42+ million of their cap and they have 4 picks in the 2019 draft. The Patriots are going to another AFC Championship game (Tom Brady’s 13th) while they trade away their expensive 2nd or 3rd contract seeking stars and they have 12 draft picks in the 2019 draft. Who is in better shape??

  2. jackedupboonie says:
    January 17, 2019 at 4:44 pm
    Seattle fans are over here saying pay everyone(KJ, Frank, Bobby) which could take up over 42+ million of their cap and they have 4 picks in the 2019 draft. The Patriots are going to another AFC Championship game (Tom Brady’s 13th) while they trade away their expensive 2nd or 3rd contract seeking stars and they have 12 draft picks in the 2019 draft. Who is in better shape??

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    In answering your question: Seahawks are in better shape moving forward in the long term. Seahawk’s QB isn’t at the end of his career. Now; who is better this year; congratulations to Patriots as that question is already answered. Still; Patriot fans better relish what has been a great run this past decade. It’s about over, I think.

  3. Bill Belichick could sign Nick Foles and with all his draft capital, go 13-3 or 14-2 next season. Seattle is not in good shape having 4 draft picks while trying to resign defensive players like Clark and Wagner to expensive extensions on a defense that was just ok last season. Wilson is about to demand 32-35+ million. I’m a Seahawk fan, I can see the writing on the wall just from them dealing with Chancellor’s dead money, Earl breaking down frequently past 3 years. Keep cycling through defenders, or don’t pay your low volume passing QB like the top salaried player in the league coming up. You can’t do both and stay competitive long term.

  4. jackedupboonie says:

    January 17, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Bill Belichick could sign Nick Foles and with all his draft capital, go 13-3 or 14-2 next season. Seattle is not in good shape having 4 draft picks while trying to resign defensive players like Clark and Wagner to expensive extensions on a defense that was just ok last season. Wilson is about to demand 32-35+ million. I’m a Seahawk fan, I can see the writing on the wall just from them dealing with Chancellor’s dead money, Earl breaking down frequently past 3 years. Keep cycling through defenders, or don’t pay your low volume passing QB like the top salaried player in the league coming up. You can’t do both and stay competitive long term.
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    I’m with you to an extent that we shoot ourselves in the foot with paying top dollar for defensive players and a Franchise QB. But you CAN’T NOT pay Wilson. He controls the offense and puts the offense in the best situations MOST of the time. Yes he has some boneheaded plays where he takes really unnecessary sacks for big losses that causes drives and even some games, but more often then not he bails us out. Yes our offense is going to have him throw 40 times a game like some others do, but that’s not the strength of Wilson’s game. Deep play action passes are his money plays. Those work really well with his deep ball, and ESTABLISHING THE RUN. Seahawks are going to pay him, Frank clark and Wagner. Probably lose out on Wright unless he takes a team friendly deal, and probably lose out on some other guys, but those top three are the corps of the team. The 4 draft picks this year are really hurting us! The Malik McDowell pick is still affecting us, and so is Brett Hundley. But I have full faith in Pete and John to ride the ship and bring us back to deep in the playoffs.

  5. Penny-pinching Mode keeps scraping the bottom of the barrel for players. Occasionally they luck out. For example, they got Mychal Kendricks for nothing. They need to do that if they are to keep Russell Wilson. With Wilson, they would have little money left over to build a strong team. They are therefore destined to be also-rans for the next decade or so if they keep Wilson that long and pay him market value. They will keep getting eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, if they make the playoffs at all.

  6. jackedupboonie says:
    Seattle fans are over here saying pay everyone(KJ, Frank, Bobby) which could take up over 42+ million of their cap and they have 4 picks in the 2019 draft. The Patriots are going to another AFC Championship game (Tom Brady’s 13th) while they trade away their expensive 2nd or 3rd contract seeking stars and they have 12 draft picks in the 2019 draft. Who is in better shape??
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    Well, our Hall of Fame franchise quarterback just turned 30. Your Hall of Fame franchise quarterback is 41. You tell me which team is gong to be relevant in 3 years. I’ll wait.

  7. “Seattle drafted offensive lineman Germain Ifedi and tight end Nick Vannett with the two selections acquired from Denver.”

    So they got 2 starters AND the player the Broncos traded up for. The Seahawk Way.

  8. I’ve been a diehard Seahawk fan from NorCal since I was 12 years old…when they used to beat up on the Raiders in the 70s and 80s. HOWEVER….I would love to see Wilson traded to NE/NO/Atl if Brady/Brees/Ryan were to retire just to see what he could do with real offensive coaching. Right now it feels like his potential is being throttled by a too conservative coaching style.

  9. I’m hearing around the Seattle airways that Seattle wants to gain compensatory picks in 2020 for Earl, KJ, and possibly Davis. They aren’t going to be better next season only signing 60% of their own guys, bringing in zero notable free agents, and working with 4 draft picks. This team lacks a few key starting players and depth, and you don’t build depth by picking up mostly scrap heap players. My point about the Patriots, was Belichick has set his team up so well for yearly success by letting go of players a year early and having a large number of draft picks (12 in 2019)yearly, that NE can go get a B- QB like Foles and still be a Super Bowl contender.

  10. Petey ain’t no Belichick, and Russell Wilson ain’t no Tom Brady. The Patriots are going to the SB for the third straight year, and Seattle is out of the playoffs this time of year again and again.

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