clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Report: Quarterback Paxton Lynch will visit the Broncos this week

The first round quarterback will visit the Broncos this week.

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

According to the Denver Posts Troy Renck, the Denver Broncos will have a pre-draft visit/workout with Memphis quarterback prospect Paxton Lynch this week.

Last week the Broncos had an area scout attend Lynch's Pro Day, and according to the Denver Posts Cameron Wolfe, the Broncos also worked Paxton Lynch out during his Pro Day. Now the Broncos will bring him to Denver to hold a pre-draft visit with the potential first round pick.

Paxton Lynch makes a ton of sense for the Denver Broncos who are seeking a quarterback after losing Peyton Manning(retirement) and Brock Osweiler(Signed with Texans). Lynch even reminds some of the Broncos ex-quarterback of the future, Brock Osweiler.

"This guy is a more athletic version, with a stronger arm than Brock Osweiler. The supporting cast is in place, you have a strong running game, you have a dominant defense, and you have pass catchers on the outside."

The Broncos may view Lynch as their best option moving forward. They have kicked the tires on San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick this offseason and have appeared to be close to a trade at times. However, the odds of that trade happening do not look very good right now according to 9NEWS Denver's Mike Klis.

Selecting Lynch in the first round of the NFL Draft could prove to be difficult for the Broncos. The Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Dallas Cowboys all have been showing varying amounts of interest in Lynch. So the Broncos would likely have to find a trade partner and move ahead of these teams.

The Broncos do have 10 draft picks this season, and plenty of 2017 picks coming next season so they have plenty of ammo to make such a trade. Also, they acquired another 5th round pick from the New York Jets for offensive tackle Ryan Clady to give them another expendable pick.

"He(Lynch) may come in and it may take him some time to get on the field, but in terms of his long-term potential and talent, he has more talent than some of the other guys in the class," said NFL Network's Bucky Brooks

Paxton Lynch will join Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and Louisiana Tech's quarterback Jeff Driskel as the quarterback prospects to visit the Denver Broncos ahead of the 2016 NFL Draft.

With the Colin Kaepernick trade reportedly looking unlikely, and the rest of the options(Brian Hoyer, Josh McCown, and Nick Foles) not looking all that great, John Elway and the Denver Broncos could set their sights on Paxton Lynch.