We all know Denver Broncos GM John Elway has an affinity for quarterbacks, but this year he might actually be looking at long-term replacements, and one player that could bet on the radar is Memphis redshirt junior Paxton Lynch.
Lynch, as far as college players go, is taking the football world by storm.
He’s leading Memphis into an actually legitimate shot at a CFB playoff spot with a signature win this season over Ole Miss in the SEC. Right now, his Tigers rank 13th in the CFB playoff poll, a positioning much higher than anyone would have thought before the season started, but this article isn’t meant to highlight his current status in college. Rather, we want to discuss his prospects for the NFL, and specifically how the Denver Broncos have already taken an interest and started doing significant background work.
After all, this could potentially be a future franchise quarterback.
According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the Broncos are among the teams that have contacted Lynch’s former high school coach Allen Johnson. The only problem is — will the Broncos be able to afford moving up to get him?
Right now, Lynch’s stock couldn’t be higher. He’s completing over 70 percent of his passes with 18 touchdowns and just one interception — his only turnover on the season so far.
The guy is putting up incredible numbers, and more importantly, leading his team to victories. It would be an upset if the Broncos were able to acquire Lynch in the draft, but in the event that they have a shot at him, they want to make sure and do as much due diligence as possible.
The 6-foot-7, 245 pound signal caller is one of the hottest prospects in the country right now, with no signs of stopping in the near future. Reports indicate he’s almost certain to leave college for the NFL after this season, but we all know that’s never a guarantee. We will continue to monitor his situation as it pertains to moving on to the NFL, but the background checking has begun from the Broncos’ perspective and this is a situation to keep an eye on.