Published: Wed, November 22, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Broncos making quarterback switch, will install Paxton Lynch as starter

Broncos making quarterback switch, will install Paxton Lynch as starter

The Denver Broncos plan to start Paxton Lynch at quarterback in Sunday's road game against the Oakland Raiders, according to multiple reports. At the very least, they hope he'll do better than Siemian and Osweiler. Benjamin Allbright is reporting that the Broncos have internally made a decision to go with Paxton Lynch at the position, at least heading into Week 12. In his first start, in Week 5 against Atlanta, he was 25-for-35 for 223 yards with a touchdown an interception, and the Broncos lost to the Falcons.

Denver is likely turning the offense over the Lynch so they can evaluate if he may be the team's quarterback of the future.

Lynch takes over for Brock Osweiler, who took over for Trevor Siemian. Unfortunately, the Broncos have seen none of that, with Lynch only throwing 83 National Football League passes, hitting on 59 percent of them.

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Adam Bettcher Getty Images

The Broncos have gone through the wringer this season.

"Bottom line, I didn't make enough plays to win the game", Osweiler said. He completed 49 of his 83 passing attempts (59%) for 497 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. "Just protect the football, have zero turnovers at the end of the game and see where we are". He showed flashes during training camp this summer, where he competed with Siemian for Denver's starting job, but Lynch never seemed to fully grasp the offensive concepts. McCoy was relieved of his duties on Monday, and Bill Musgrave - the Raiders' offensive coordinator from 2015-16 - will be in charge of Lynch's work now.

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