Paxton Lynch may be in line to start on Sunday for Broncos
The Denver Broncos have a bit of a situation at the QB position with Trevor Siemian’s latest injury. Paxton Lynch is ready if needed…
As we read the tea leaves of what has been a very eventful Wednesday at Broncos headquarters, one has to wonder if this might be a week that we see Paxton Lynch starting for the Broncos again.
Why would that even be a thought at this point?
Well, Trevor Siemian is injured again, and this time it’s his left foot. Siemian was in a boot as of Wednesday, per head coach Gary Kubiak. That’s not a great sign that he’ll be starting on Sunday, but you never know…
Here’s the interesting thing about Siemian’s situation as well — he didn’t even attend Broncos practice today. He was a non-participant, and while the Broncos classified him as ‘day-to-day’, that’s not the typical protocol for a player who is dealing with a routine injury.
This is not some conspiracy on my part that the Broncos are concealing a more serious injury for Siemian, but if it requires a walking boot and prevented him from even observing practice, one could assume it’s a little bit more than just a day-to-day thing.
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The Broncos also made Paxton Lynch available to the media on Wednesday, another potential indicator that he could be the guy this week. If that’s the case, he says he’s more prepared now than he was the last time…
“I feel confident,” Lynch said. “More confident than when the season started. Getting a chance to get those scout team reps against the defense every day definitely makes you better and everybody else around you better, too. I’ve been taking those reps seriously and I think that it has helped me.
I’ll be a lot more comfortable out there than I was for the first time. I feel a lot more comfortable [now] than where I was when I started that game, so we’ll just see day-to-day what happens. I’ll just take the reps and whatever happens this week happens.”
Lynch and fellow backup QB Austin Davis took all of the reps at practice on Wednesday, and while Trevor Siemian likely wouldn’t need a full week of practice to play on Sunday, the Broncos might be cautious with this one given their recent history with foot injuries (Manning).
I’m not a doctor nor do I claim to know more than the guys in charge, but it seems hard to believe Siemian is going to be starting an NFL game on Sunday when he’s in a walking boot on Wednesday.