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Report: Quarterback Paxton Lynch will miss at least a few weeks with a bruised shoulder

The tough summer continues for Paxton Lynch. Will the Denver Broncos bring in another quarterback for a few weeks?

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The Broncos received some good news today on quarterback Paxton Lynch who suffered a shoulder injury Saturday night against Green Bay. It was feared he suffered damage to his throwing shoulder, but after the MRI and X-Rays came back clean, it was diagnosed as a badly bruised shoulder for Paxton Lynch.

According to Mike Klis of 9News, Lynch will need several weeks of recovery on his bruised shoulder.

There was fear Lynch, who landed full force on his right elbow, had suffered more damage. But the Broncos came away feeling fortunate that no surgery is required.

However, there is a chance Lynch won’t be available in the first week, maybe even a month, of the regular season.

Klis went on to note that the Broncos did not feel rookie Kyle Sloter was ready, which means the Broncos may need to bring in a veteran to fill the void for the first month of the 2017 season.

The first quarterback seemingly on everyone’s lips is Colin Kaepernick, but that ship has apparently sailed long ago.

The other options out there don’t get much better. There is Christian Ponder who spent some time on the Broncos in the not-so-distant past, but they may just wait for cut-day to bring in a veteran quarterback.

Either way, expect the Broncos to do something to improve the depth at the quarterback position before Week 1 while Paxton Lynch goes through his rehab process over the next few weeks.


What do you think the Broncos should do at QB?

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  • 63%
    Sloter it!
    (1520 votes)
  • 7%
    Sign a veteran
    (190 votes)
  • 17%
    Pick up a QB on cut day
    (420 votes)
  • 11%
    Give me Kap!
    (265 votes)
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