Denver Broncos News: Paxton Lynch Catching up on Trevor Siemian, Close to Completing Upset
In Denver Broncos news, the competition for the starting quarterback job is no longer one-sided. When the contest began, it seemed like Trevor Siemian was going to hold on to the role he had for the majority of the previous season. Now, Paxton Lynch is gaining on him and could be close to completing an upset.
Siemian became Denver's starting quarterback last season. It was the Broncos' first campaign since Peyton Manning retired. The 25-year-old had a decent outing but failed to help the team reach the playoffs. In 14 games (all starts), he recorded 289 completions for 3,401 yards and 18 touchdowns, also throwing 10 interceptions.
Because Siemian did well in his first year of being a starting quarterback, he was expected to keep the job moving forward. But Lynch is trying to change that. In a report by Mike Klis of 9News, he revealed that last season's second-stringer is catching up.
"His switch was flipped. He started to get it. 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," Klis wrote.
Klis emphasized that Lynch is yet to usurp Siemian, although he now has a real chance in the quarterback competition. Lakisha Jackson stated in a report on NFL.com that if the 23-year-old continues to excel, Broncos head coach Vance Joseph will have a hard time choosing who is going to start in the 2017 season.
Perhaps in the preseason, it will be seen who Denver selected to be its quarterback. The Broncos' preseason features games against the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, and the Arizona Cardinals. Their regular season starts with a matchup versus the Los Angeles Chargers on September 11.
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