John Elway is not ready to give up on his former No. 1 draft pick just yet. In three games last year, Paxton Lynch completed 49-of-83 passes for 497 yards and 2 TDs. He has a strong arm and has the WRs who can go deep in Emmanuel Sanders and rookie Courtland Sutton.
Despite given the opportunity to be a starter in each of his first two seasons, Paxton Lynch faltered behind Trevor Siemian. The 24-year-old has thrown just 128 career passes in five contests.
Case Keenum is the starter, so Lynch will spend the preseason battling Chad Kelly for the No. 2 spot. If Keenum doesn’t last the entire season, which is a real possibility, Lynch may be worth a midseason pickup, but only if the matchups are favorable.