Paxton Lynch is the worst draft selection in a decade

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Paxton Lynch
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Paxton Lynch /

Paxton Lynch surprisingly did not survive long in Denver. The former first round pick could very well be the worst selection in a decade.

Back in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos needed to get a quarterback with Peyton Manning retiring and Brock Osweiler leaving for Houston. It was apparent that the Broncos needed a quarterback. John Elway landed on Paxton Lynch.

While it appeared the Broncos were going to get a solid quarterback who had a few tools in his arsenal, it was not meant to be. His inconsistency, work ethic, and inability to get on the field is what led to his short time in Denver.

Where exactly does the decision of drafting Paxton Lynch falls under the worst draft selections of all time? Well, according to Total Pro Sports, it is the worst draft selection for the Denver Broncos in the last decade.

Only four starts in two years with the Denver Broncos is not first round quarterback quality. The fact that he could not beat out Trevor Siemian twice was really telling. In reality, the only reasons he was on the field was due to an injury to Siemian in 2016 and then inconsistencies from Siemian and Brock Osweiler, who returned to Denver in 2017.

Lynch got hurt during the 2017 season. However, he was performing poorly against the Oakland Raiders in his first NFL start of 2017, going nine of 14 passing for 41 yards and one interception. He recovered in time to play in the season finale and played a solid game.

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But it was all lost as Lynch was unable to get anything going. After struggling in the preseason this past season, the Broncos decided to cut ties with him. It is a shame that it did not work out.

Watching his first career start against the Atlanta Falcons in 2016, his performance scared me and it was then that I felt that he might not work in Denver.

If John Elway decides to draft a quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft, please evaluate before picking one. Broncos Country does not want to see another failed quarterback project.