As we know, second-year Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch is in a quarterback competition with 2016 starter Trevor Siemian for the starting quarterback job this upcoming season. Lynch who needed a strong offseason to gain ground on incumbent starter Trevor Siemian has earned some praise from two Broncos stars recently.
"I think that he has a great chance, man. The offensive scheme fits him better." @ChrisHarrisJr on Paxton Lynch's chances in the QB battle.— The Orange Page (@theorangepage) July 11, 2017
All-Pro cornerback Chris Harris Jr. recently told the media that Lynch has a “great chance, man” and that the new offensive scheme fits Lynch’s style of play better.
Newly hired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is known for adapting his scheme to his player's strengths, so it shouldn’t be any shock that Lynch is beginning to flourish in McCoy’s offense.
We will see more shotgun/pistol looks under McCoy and unlike last season, we will see plenty more shots down the field. Lynch told reporters last month that McCoy is “not afraid to push the ball down the field”.
“He’s not afraid to push the ball down the field,’’ Lynch said of McCoy. “Obviously, he takes his shots, but he’s also very smart. And then coach Musgrave, both great coaches, both great people to work with. I know he’s taught me a lot just from the short time he’s been here already but he’s very smart, very good at getting guys open and very good at working with Emmanuel and D.T. and who we’ve got on the offensive side of the ball.’’
McCoy was brought in for this very reason. To build an offensive system that his quarterbacks can flourish in, and so far the results have been pretty good for Lynch.
9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis reported back in June that a “switch was flipped” with Lynch during the final two weeks of the offseason program. He wasn’t thinking anymore and just started to get it and look like the player General Manager John Elway was hoping he would get when he selected Lynch in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Broncos star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas backed up Klis’s report about Lynch turning the corner during the final two weeks of the offseason program.
Demaryius Thomas on QB competition between Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. #9sports pic.twitter.com/Vb7Y6VIZab— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) July 7, 2017
Thomas told reporters that Lynch was “lighting it up” during the final two weeks of practices.
“The last couple of weeks he was just out there lighting it up. It was like ‘Whoa, where did that come from?’”
This helped Lynch reportedly gain ground on Siemian as they closed out the offseason. Now with only two weeks remaining until the Broncos begin Training Camp, they hope that Lynch continues this sort of play throughout Camp and into the Preseason. If he does that, it will likely be Lynch who comes away with the Broncos starting quarterback job.
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