Paxton Lynch came into the game late in the second quarter after starter Trevor Siemian was knocked out with a bum shoulder. The rookie was an efficient 14/24 for 170 yards and a touchdown, leading the Denver Broncos to a 27-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Seeing Lynch in live game action and succeeding, if even against one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL, is a positive development. He has made leaps and bounds since the preseason. The passes at the intermediate level are elite, but he'll need to work on timing on deeper routes as well as reading things in tight.
Siemian did not practice on Wednesday, but he has said that he believes he'll be ready for the start against the Atlanta Falcons. If so, then this might be the only glimpse we'll get of Lynch for the rest of the season. So enjoy it!
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