According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, once Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch is healthy, he will be the quarterback under center for the team. The question is if that will be this week or in the season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs?
From @nflnetwork: The latest on #Steelers WR Antonio Brown's injury, #Texans coach Bill O'Brien's future, and the expectation that #Broncos QB Paxton Lynch will get a start or two. pic.twitter.com/moDrO9rMPj— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 18, 2017
Near the end of the video, Rapoport states that the Broncos would really like to see Lynch on the field and that he could be under center as early as this weekend. However, Lynch hasn’t had a ton of practice reps because of multiple injuries and his health is apparently a question, so once that is answered we will see him.
Add this to Vance Joseph’s comments earlier in the week about how he wants to see more of Lynch and you come away from this believing Lynch will be the starter for the remainder of the season.
“I’m not sure. We’ve got two healthy guys there. We’re going to have a staff meeting on Monday morning and see who’s best for us. Paxton being a young guy, we want to see him play more, so that part will have some bearing there. So we’ll see. Brock played really well last night. He made some big-time throws and his leadership showed. He played with great poise and he took care of the football. That’s going to be a long and hard conversation.”
Another sign pointing to Lynch being named starter was that he spent the weekend at the team facility throwing the football and testing his ankle.
Vance Joseph: Paxton Lynch will practice on Wednesday.— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) December 18, 2017
He apparently came away okay and will be on back on the practice field Wednesday for the Broncos first practice as they prepare to take on Washington.
If you follow everything being leaked, said, and reported on in the past few days and add in Lynch practicing Wednesday, all signs continue to point to Lynch finishing out the season as the Broncos starting quarterback.