Paxton Lynch signs with CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders

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Paxton Lynch was supposed to solve the Broncos’ post-Peyton Manning search for a franchise quarterback. Lynch, who was drafted 26th overall in 2016, played only five games with four starts in two seasons in Denver.

He has not played in the NFL since 2017, and Lynch has not been in the league since the Steelers cut him last Sept. 6.

So Lynch, 27, is giving the Canadian Football League a go.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced they have signed Lynch.

Lynch completed 79 of 128 passes in the NFL for 792 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions. He spent time with the Seahawks as well as the Steelers after the Broncos moved on from Lynch.

15 responses to “Paxton Lynch signs with CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders

  1. Was an awful pick by Elway. The kid never had a chance coming from the offense he played at Memphis. Best of luck to him. School those canucks.

  2. Sounds like this dude never good much opportunity in the NFL. Only 5 games and done? Must be something else going on.

  3. Bravo to him for giving it one last shot. If it doesn’t work out, he will be happier for trying for the rest of his life.

  4. Good luck in the CFL. I think the starting pay in the CFL is a toonie, free bowl of poutine, and a slurpee from 7-11.

  5. Stop, drop, shut ’em down, open up shop
    Oh, no, that’s how Saskatchewan Roughriders roll.

  6. Its really hard to make it in the CFL actualy. There is a talent gap of course, but for QBs its a whole different game with a bigger field, 12 man, receivers on running starts, 2 downs… Big adjustment. When a guy has been struggling its not an easy challenge at all. It takes a total commitment.

  7. I applaud this man. He didn’t make a roster in the NFL, so he decides to go play CFL ball. This is a man who isn’t in it for the money, and doesnt scream, when he doesnt make a team. He plays for the love of the game, and goes to our neighbor to the north, to try & better himself.

  8. What a bust. He looked like a young Joe Namath but couldnt get on the field once gametimes started …

  9. “Good luck in the CFL. I think the starting pay in the CFL is a toonie, free bowl of poutine, and a slurpee from 7-11.”


    With the new CFL players’ contract, the starting pay increased by one donut from Tim Horton’s.

  10. Good for him, but these guys never have success in the CFL. 3 down football does not give you any plays off and the offenses are quite different due to that. Just another great college QB who will play out his final days renting an apartment in Saskatoon. Great football city though if you know!

  11. I often wonder what happens with guys who are drafted relatively high and then never get much opportunity to prove themselves on the field. Are they mentally lazy and don’t learn the playbook? Do they practice poorly? Does their personality just rub coaches wrong? I’d love to know. Just as availability is an important ability, opportunity is an important, um, tunity???

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