Way back at the start of the off season programme for the Denver Broncos’ it looked like Trevor Siemian might have the “upper hand” when it came to the quarterback role. However, things have taken an unexpected turn, as Paxton Lynch is now seen to be making a push for the starting quarterback job with the Broncos.
The respected pundit Mike Klis of KUSA-TV has reported that something dramatic has happened with Lynch in the past two weeks who was the 2016 first-round draft pick.
Klis says “His switch was flipped. He started to get it,” adding for 9news.com that “He started to play as if he was doing just that – playing. Playing and not thinking about his protections and hot reads and coverages and delivering the ball on time.”
When asked about the sudden change in his performance Lynch agreed, stating that he was finally starting to make some real progress.
Lynch told Klis “Yeah, I mean the more reps I’m getting with these guys, the more I get to go against the defense and see the looks live compared to just on paper, it’s helping me alot,”. “I think each practice I’ve progressively got better.
He went on to add “I think it’s made me and Trevor both better players going through it. Also, I think it’s made the offense even better as well. Us competing, making us play better, making the guys around us play better.”
If Lynch can continue to make great strides pre-season then coach Vance Joseph will have a difficult task when the team veterans report to training camp on July 26.
However Lynch isn’t sure that the decision will go down too well but appreciates what’s at stake.
Lynch said “I guess it’s up to the coaches to decide,” going on to add that “They get paid that kind of money to make those decisions. All I can do is go out there and play, get better every day and then whatever happens after that will happen.”
One thing’s for sure, the next two weeks will be very interesting indeed!