Paxton Lynch Starts vs Jacksonville
With Trevor Siemian unable to practice due to injury, Paxton Lynch will start his first NFL game Sunday. Denver plays the awful Jaguars in Jacksonville. Denver will rely on their defense and a simplified offensive attack to take out Jacksonville.
This is a golden opportunity for the Memphis alum to assume the quarterback duties for good with stellar play. The Broncos are right in the middle of the playoff race, and Lynch won’t be asked to pay above himself. When speaking about the difference starting now compared to at the start of the season, Paxton shared his thoughts.
“I feel like I’m getting better day-to-day. Day-in and day-out, the more reps that I get with the offense and the more reps that I get with the receivers and the O-line, the more comfortable I feel,” Lynch said. “Not getting a lot of reps with them up until this point kind of affected my consistency, but throughout the season I feel like I have built on that.”
Should Lynch struggle during this run as a starter, John Elway and company will have no choice but to go back to Trevor Siemian once healthy. Looming overhead the Broncos braintrust is the future of their quarterback position. Lynch has completed nearly 63 percent of his passes in his rookie season, with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.