Denver Broncos trade up, draft QB Paxton Lynch
2016 NFL Draft: The Denver Broncos traded up in the 1st round of the 2016 NFL Draft to select QB Paxton Lynch
The Denver Broncos traded up in the 1st round of the 2016 NFL Draft, giving up a third round pick (94th overall) to move up and get QB Paxton Lynch.
The cost was high, but the Broncos got what some believe to be the best QB in the draft.
The future is now in Denver.
My head is spinning right now. The Broncos’ future is here. There will be no trade for Colin Kaepernick, there will be no trade for Sam Bradford. John Elway got his man, and the cost was pretty high, all things considered.
In the long run, that third round pick might not matter at all. Here’s what I wrote last week about the possibility of the Broncos trading up for Lynch…
“Adding Lynch (or a 1st round QB in general) allows the Broncos flexibility to keep their defensive pieces (and Emmanuel Sanders) around for a long period of time, as well as watch a quarterback ascend within the Gary Kubiak offense. If Lynch gets past 20 overall, the price to move up is affordable and do-able for Elway and company, and I think they would seriously consider it.
Heck, if they like Lynch enough, they might be willing to pony up some extra picks and move ahead of the Jets and Bills to get him before pick no. 19.
Whatever the case, the Broncos ending up with Paxton Lynch on draft night is sounding better and better to me. I love the idea of Kaepernick, and I’m even on board for Sanchez, but drafting the future in the 1st round excites me. The Broncos last used a 1st round pick on a quarterback when they selected Tim Tebow in 2010. Prior to that, it was Jay Cutler in 2006.
They haven’t seen a home-grown quarterback come to fruition in a long time.
Now might just be the perfect one, and his name is Paxton Lynch.”
Welcome to Denver.