Broncos Turning to Paxton Lynch as Starting QB This Week

Andrew Cummings
November 21, 2017

According to ESPN, the second-year signal-caller will get the start over Brock Osweiler when Denver takes on the Raiders at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday.


The Broncos have not been out of contention in December since the 2010 season. The Broncos will start Paxton Lynch at quarterback this Sunday at Oakland, per multiple National Football League sources. That year, they benched Kyle Orton for Tim Tebow. At this juncture, Denver is less concerned about wins and losses and more anxious about whether Lynch is the future, or if he's a bust in waiting. Osweiler supplanted Trevor Siemian, who remains above.500 in his 21 Broncos starts. The Broncos went 1-1 in games he started.


But Siemian lost three straight games to start this losing streak and was a healthy scratch against the Cincinnati Bengals. He completed 49 of 83 passes (59%) for 497 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.


Lynch has not played since injuring his throwing shoulder in the third preseason game against Green Bay. Unfortunately, the Broncos have seen none of that, with Lynch only throwing 83 National Football League passes, hitting on 59 percent of them. For starters, Vance Joseph says the offensive scheme should be much simpler with Mike McCoy out and Bill Musgrave serving as the Broncos' interim offensive coordinator for the remainder of the season.

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