Paxton Lynch practicing for the first time since August

SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 19: Paxton Lynch #12 of the Denver Broncos reacts during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 19: Paxton Lynch #12 of the Denver Broncos reacts during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch is getting some practice time in for the first time since he was injured in August…

Denver Broncos second-year quarterback Paxton Lynch practiced for the first time since August on Wednesday, as he continues to slowly but surely return from a shoulder injury he suffered during preseason play.

Lynch, prior to his injury, was looking absolutely lost in preseason games, and couldn’t secure the starting position over Trevor Siemian, who won the job for a second consecutive season.

As poorly as Siemian has played so far this season, it’s not out of the question that we will see Lynch at some point, and in fact it would make a lot of sense.

The Broncos have to find out if Lynch is their guy moving forward, so they know if they have to make alternate arrangements at the end of the 2017 season.

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Right now, that’s what it’s looking like.

Lynch began throwing last week, and likely won’t be ready for another week or two. If he can progress quickly, perhaps the Broncos will put him in with a chance to get half of a season’s worth of work out of him.

Lynch was a first round pick just a season ago, and showed great promise in the preseason. He wasn’t ready for starting action, which was proven when he entered the starting lineup following an injured shoulder to Trevor Siemian.

Unfortunately for Lynch, it appeared he had gotten worse in every appearance following his regular season debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We saw great promise from him in the 2016 preseason as well, but it just hasn’t been there for whatever reason.

You can make all the excuses you want to for Lynch as a young player, but he just didn’t seem to be processing the speed of the NFL game very well.

Hopefully, the next time we get a chance to see him play, he will be much improved in that regard.