Ever since Peyton Manning retired after winning Super Bowl L with the Denver Broncos, the quarterback carousel has been in full force ever since. Trevor Siemian was mainly the starter for the Denver Broncos for the past two years, but he suffered a couple of injuries and he didn’t perform that great. Because of that it allowed Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch to get some reps last season.
Lynch is currently listed second on the depth chart for Denver behind Case Keenum and Paxton Lynch was horrendous against the Minnesota Vikings. He completed six passes on 11 attempts for 24 yards and one interception.
The only reason why John Elway is hanging onto him is because he was a first-round pick in 2016 and maybe Elway doesn’t want to admit Lynch is a bust.
Any opportunity he has gotten, Lynch hasn’t seized the moment. Paxton Lynch has only played in five career games and he has completed 61.7 percent of his passes for 792 yards four touchdowns and four interceptions. Lynch has also fumbled the ball four times.
Trevor Siemian was traded from the Denver Broncos to the Minnesota Vikings this offseason. In his first two seasons with Denver, he completed 59.3 percent of his passes for 5,686 yards 30 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. You wonder whether or not Elway made a monster mistake trading him away. Siemian was a seventh-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Third string quarterback Chad Kelly was on injured reserve all of last season with a wrist injury. He was a seventh-round in 2017 and Kelly outplayed Lynch yesterday. Chad Kelly completed 14-of-21 passes for 177 yards two touchdowns and one interception. That is a good stat line and it is quite possible head coach Vance Joseph moves him up the depth chart.
If that’s the case, Paxton Lynch’s chances of ever starting an NFL game will be very slim and they should move on from him since he is ineffective.