Paxton Lynch Should Not “Sit Back and Relax” in 2018
By Tylor Walden
Vance Joseph provided a quote saying that Paxton Lynch should “relax and develop.” In his third year, that is the last thing he should be doing.
Paxton Lynch is entering his third year in the NFL in 2018. If he does not change something up soon, the “B” word will soon be surfacing. That word I am referring to is bust of course. He couldn’t beat out Trevor Siemian for the starting role. A first rounder not beating a seventh is shocking.
Now with Case Keenum in the building, there will not be a competition for the starting quarterback job. But there will be one for the backup role. Lynch will battle another seventh round draft pick Chad Kelly for that role.
Vance Joseph spoke to the media on Saturday and gave us this quote on Paxton Lynch. His stance on the third year quarterback is about the same as what John Elway has been saying since Case Keenum arrived.
While I am satisfied that the roles will be defined from day one for the first time in the post-Peyton Manning era, I do not think Paxton Lynch should be taking it easy. This offseason will be really telling if Chad Kelly is able to surpass Paxton Lynch on the depth chart and take the backup role from him.
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And it looks as if Chad Kelly is looking to take that role with his performance in rookie mini camp.
The last thing that Paxton Lynch wants to see in 2018 is his name on the depth chart as QB3. If that were to happen, it would be very unlikely he will see the field at all. It could also spell the beginning of the end of a Paxton Lynch experiment. It looked promising, but could end up being nothing but smoke and mirrors.