Making the case for every Denver Broncos quarterback
The Case For: Paxton Lynch
The most talented quarterback on the Broncos’ roster may very well be Paxton Lynch. In terms of physical talent, he’s pretty much got it all.
Size. Athleticism. Arm strength.
It’s why Lynch was a first round pick, after all.
But what happened to the guy who looked so promising in his rookie preseason?
Lynch seems to have lost whatever ‘it’ factor he had, and as of the 2017 preseason, he looked like a fish out of water. It looked almost like Lynch forgot how to play the game, or like he had regressed to the point of not being able to see simple things before the snap like blitzes or hot reads.
But for all of Lynch’s struggles, here is a reason why he might play this season:
What do the Broncos have to lose? It doesn’t get any worse than what they saw from Siemian this past weekend, so they have to consider the alternative of playing the guy they invested a first round pick in. The guy they say they still believe in.
If you don’t see Lynch play this season, what are you going to do next year? Are you going to toy around with a young quarterback again? Waste another year of this great defense, now moving into its prime?
The Broncos don’t have forever with the group they have on the defensive side of the ball right now, so they have to find a viable option at quarterback.
They need to find out — if they haven’t already — if Lynch is the guy or not. There can’t be any messing around with it in 2018. He’s either the guy, or he’s not.
The only reason this plan might not work out is because Lynch is still potentially weeks away from being fully recovered from a serious shoulder injury he sustained in preseason action. Lynch’s throwing shoulder is slowly getting back to full strength, and he’s just begun doing some short-tossing.
There’s a chance Lynch could be placed on injured reserve at some point, but if he’s not, I would expect to see him play one way or another.