Denver Broncos: What we learned about each position during OTAs
Case Keenum is the leader, but Paxton Lynch is in good spirits
It’s clear after weeks of OTAs that Case Keenum is the leader of the Denver Broncos, and that’s a very good thing.
The past two seasons, the Broncos have really struggled to rally around a specific leader at the position. The players understood the situation and even won nine games in 2016 with Trevor Siemain and Paxton Lynch splitting starts.
It became apparent, however, that Siemian was not the long-term answer and the Broncos were spinning their wheels there.
Without anyone to really rally around, the Broncos as a team struggled badly.
There’s a completely different vibe around the team now that Keenum is in place.
Keenum had an incredible 2017 season and his job is now to prove that it wasn’t simply a flash in the pan.
So far, his teammates are doing nothing but raving about his leadership qualities and his attention to detail.
Keenum’s professional approach has stood out even from an outsider’s perspective, but it hasn’t dampened the spirit of Paxton Lynch.
The third-year quarterback knows he’s going to be the backup, but he was excited to have Keenum come in.
Lynch has made strides this offseason along with fellow quarterback Chad Kelly, who is getting his first live football reps at full strength in a long time.
Though this position group won’t have competition at training camp for a starting job, the competition between Lynch and Kelly will be fun to watch and hopefully both prove to be worth keeping around all season.