The Broncos spent a No. 1 draft pick on Paxton Lynch and expect him to be the signal caller of the future. He’s a big QB at 6’7”, has a cannon arm and had a great college career with Memphis. Early on, he’s shown to be a steady worker and sound decision-making, enough so that he has a good chance of being the No. 2 QB on the depth chart heading in to the regular season.
Paxton heads into the regular season likely behind Trevor Siemian, but definitely has the brightest future of the Broncos' QBs. Every day is a learning experience for him, with his reads, timing and mechanics.
For at least the first couple months of the season expect to see the rookie carrying a clipboard and doing a lot more learning, before taking his first meaningful snaps. He’s not worth drafting (unless you’re in a keeper league and have the room), but if the Broncos season goes south like it did after the last time they won the Super Bowl, Paxton will definitely receive playing time in December or maybe even sooner.