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Broncos name Paxton Lynch starter in season finale against Chiefs

Paxton Lynch will finally return to the field to face the Kansas City Chiefs in what should be a preseason-like game for the Denver Broncos offense.

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The Denver Broncos are finally going to get Paxton Lynch back onto the field in the season finale to face the Kansas City Chiefs. Since the Chiefs will be resting their starters for the playoffs, this should be much like a preseason game for the Broncos offense.

Starting Lynch is more about seeing how far along Lynch is in his development and, hopefully, give him a chance to make a stronger case for more playing time than he has thus far through his first two seasons in the NFL.

"We simply want to see this guy play,” head coach Vance Joseph said of Lynch. “He's had one start this year where he played two-and-a-half, almost three quarters. So we want to see him play. He hasn't played much as a Bronco. It's simple: We want to see him play. Very simple."

He hasn’t played much, because he hasn’t looked like an NFL-caliber talent on the field much. The fact that he could not beat out seventh-round Trevor Siemian through two straight offseasons should be enough for all to see considering Siemian is now likely done as a starter in the NFL as well.

That said, Lynch could not have asked for a better opportunity than facing a team resting its best players. He must have a big time game to give any hope to his fans that he can play in the NFL.

Game on, Paxton. Make something happen...


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