Broncos biggest draft busts since 2012: Paxton Lynch
You know where we were going with the No. 1 pick on this list, right?
You can easily make the argument that Paxton Lynch is the biggest draft bust in Broncos history and within the last decade, it’s not even close. He was chosen with the 26th overall pick in 2016 and the Broncos actually traded up to make sure they could get him.
Now granted, when the pick was made, there was plenty of excitement. Lynch had been a passing machine at Memphis and Broncos fans were stoked to get him on the roster. But he never transitioned to the next level as he simply didn’t seem to have the work ethic necessary to be a starting quarterback or truthfully, even worthy of a roster spot.
Lynch was unable to beat out Trevor Siemian in back-to-back offseasons to win the starting quarterback job but if the Broncos’ brass was honest, even undrafted player Kyle Sloter looked a lot better than Lynch when he was on the same team.
The Broncos gave Lynch every opportunity to be the guy but he ended up making just four starts for the team before the Broncos decided to cut ties.
Both the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers decided to give Lynch a try to be something but he never saw action for either team and was out of the league.
He currently plays for the Michigan Panthers of the USFL and if you haven’t watched him play there, you can find some clips that will remind you just how bad he is.