With Paxton Lynch’s very poor performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars 3rd ranked pass defense, many Denver Broncos fans were relieved to finally be proven right in their assessment of Lynch.
It begs the question, are they right?
John Elway expended major draft capital to draft the guy in the first round, but after two and a half starts is he a two year project or a three year project or a never project?
Personally, I think the anti-Lynch attitudes are every bit as strong as the anti-Siemian ones and fans are just prone to kneejerk gloating when they feel vindicated. Lynch isn’t ready, but I did see glimpses of what he could be in today’s game. Those were not shared by the loudest of the critics out there right now.
There is no question when it comes to which quarterback the Broncos must roll with into the playoffs, though. Trevor Siemian or bust for the Broncos in 2016 ... and maybe beyond.
Here are some of the reactions from Broncos fans on social media to Lynch’s “win” over the Jaguars.
Paxton Lynch is living proof that measureables don't mean squat. Height and arm strength don't make a QB ready for the NFL.— Adam Steele (@2mileshigh) December 4, 2016
"Paxton Lynch wins for the first time as an NFL starter" is about the most inaccurate statement of the day.— Coco Savage (@swampfather) December 4, 2016
@MileHighReport Lynch is the worst draft pick of the Elway era. First round pick and traded a third to move up. He's a disaster.— FSP (@FSP1791) December 4, 2016
@MileHighReport And I knew he'd suck.— NotSoCommonSense (@mlaud1321) December 4, 2016
Elway can't pick QBs
@MileHighReport Trade Paxton.— NotSoCommonSense (@mlaud1321) December 4, 2016
Never let elway pick a QB again
Paxton Lynch fanboys defending their boy with all their life— Life. (@pelibruhh) December 4, 2016
Only the jags (probably the browns too) could lose to Paxton lynch today— Colby (@dougherty_colby) December 4, 2016
Would rather cancel Christmas then watch Paxton Lynch play again— Matt Plitnick (@mplit8) December 4, 2016
Paxton Lynch— Hunter Sloan (@Hunter5loan) December 4, 2016