Saddle Up: Broncos Lynch To Be Better Than Goff/Wentz
Denver Broncos quarterback, Paxton Lynch will be better than Jared Goff and Carson Wentz.
Broncos quarterback, Lynch has all the tools to be better than all of the two other quarterbacks. In just a few preseason games under his belt, Lynch has already maintained his place as potential starting quarterback this season. However, due to his play, he could see the field quicker than both Goff and Wentz.
The supporting cast of Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Cody Latimer and Virgil Green around Lynch is light years ahead of Rams’ Goff and Eagles Wentz. Goff only has one legitimate threat on his offense, but it is up to the offensive coordinator to utilize Tayvon Austin appropriately. Wentz has the targets of Jordan Matthews, Riley Cooper and Zach Ertz, but all three are no where near the weapons at Lynch’s disposal.
Lynch is in raw, but because the competition of Trevor Siemian and Mark Sanchez is all to keep the seat warm till Lynch is ready to roll. As displayed in the preseason, Lynch showed the ability to improvise making plays on his feet. Yet, Lynch’s mobility on rollouts remains the beautiful thing to watch in head coach, Gary Kubiak’s offense. Kubiak stated in his press conference he likes Lynch’s toughness to struggle in games, but finish strong.
Since the play from Mark Sanchez has not been overwhelming in camp and in preseason, Lynch’s understanding of the playbook is keeping him from starting. However, the last few days, Lynch has worked with the first team on offense proving he has improved in picking up the offense from Kubiak. Recently on twitter, some have a hunch Lynch will be starting quicker than people think because of his tremendous upside.
It is better for this Broncos team to start a younger quarterback like Siemian or Lynch. For Lynch, the plethora of targets at his disposal means he establishes rapport with them early in his young career. Also gives team to grow early as a team with a younger quarterback and history is on the plus side. Both Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson have seen success early in their NFL service time.
The upside of Lynch has four Pro Bowl quarterbacks in his sights. Lynch has the lankiness (with tad more bulk) of Colin Kaepernick, the strength to bounce off defenders like Cam Newton and Roethlisberger and lastly, the smarts to go out abounds like Wilson. We have seen quarterbacks at six foot five be fleet of foot; however, a quarterback six feet seven and be this mobile is rare.
Lynch’s reps with the ones will continue to grow and with the fall of Mark Sanchez, it is possible the backup for the Rams game Sunday could very well be Paxton Lynch. With the quarterback as the focal point and most critiqued player on an offense, Lynch may also see himself in the conversation of Rookie of the Year.