Brock Osweiler deserves to start, but Paxton Lynch must start
The Denver Broncos face yet another big decision at the quarterback decision. Will it be Paxton Lynch or Brock Osweiler the rest of the way?
Brock Osweiler is the Denver Broncos’ best quarterback.
Paxton Lynch, unfortunately, may be the worst.
With Trevor Siemian now on injured reserve for the final two games of the season, the time has come for yet another decision for Vance Joseph to make at the quarterback position, and he’s stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Joseph has to decide whether or not to stay with the hot hand in Brock Osweiler, who just led the Broncos to a come-from-behind victory on the road in Indianapolis, or put the young kid Paxton Lynch in and see what he’s got.
The answer, in a season that has no hope of ending in a playoff berth, is obvious — start Lynch.
Yes, Osweiler has proven he deserves to start for the final two games of the year based on merit and ability. But Lynch is a guy the team invested highly in after Osweiler left, and he must start the final two games of the season.
The Broncos might be in a position where they have to clean house at the quarterback position, but they can’t really do that if Lynch doesn’t ever get a chance to play. At this point in time, he hasn’t even thrown 100 career passes despite being on the roster for two full seasons.
This year, Lynch has obviously struggled badly with injuries, and that could be a huge factor for his being involved in the team’s future plans as well, but they can’t go into the offseason blind.
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Even two games is not going to be a great sample size for this team to make a really educated decision on Lynch’s future in the NFL, but it might have to be enough.
The Broncos need to know if they can move on or if they need to take a different approach to the offseason. Lynch didn’t look great in his first appearance of the season against the Raiders a few weeks ago even before he was injured.
Lynch had made a couple of nice throws, but looked like a player that was just coming back after a long time away from the field with injury.
If Lynch gets the opportunity these next two weeks, Brock Osweiler should sleep soundly knowing that he, of any quarterback currently on the roster, probably has the best chance of returning to the Broncos in the 2018 season.
Denver’s front office has to make an educated decision about their former first round pick, and they can’t do that if Osweiler is taking game reps.