Paxton Lynch

Paxton Lynch

Quarterback #12
Team:Seattle
Ht / Wt:6'7" / 244 lb.
College:Memphis
Age:25
Born:February 12, 1994
Drafted:2016 / Rd. 1 (26)
Draft Team:DEN

Paxton Lynch: Inks deal with Seattle

The Seahawks signed Lynch on Thursday, Sports Radio KJR reports.

Analysis: The Broncos traded up to pluck Lynch in the first round of the 2016 draft, but he was stuck behind Trevor Siemian for most of his rookie season and both Siemian and Brock Osweiler in 2017. Lynch made five appearances (four starts) during those two years, completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 792 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. After Case Keenum arrived in Denver last offseason, Lynch was unable to keep a job by Week 1 and remained out of football in 2018. Upon joining the Seahawks, Lynch will battle Brett Hundley for slotting at quarterback behind Russell Wilson.

January 17, 2019 1:42 PM EST

Paxton Lynch: Works out for Packers

Lynch worked out for the Packers on Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It's not clear if the Packers took a look at Lynch for any other reason than they wanted to evaluate him as a prospect, but it does at least lead to more speculation that the Packers are considering shutting down starter Aaron Rodgers for the rest of the season. Lynch remains a free agent for now, but if the Packers do decide to call it a season for Rodgers, Lynch is presumably the favorite to take his place on the roster.

December 18, 2018 2:33 PM EST

Paxton Lynch: Set to work out for Bills

Lynch is slated to work out for the Bills on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Broncos recently cut ties with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, but he figures to catch on elsewhere as a backup. The Bills have current starter Nathan Peterman, as well as 2018 first-rounder Josh Allen on hand, so if Lynch were to sign with Buffalo, he'd be the team's clear-cut No. 3 option. Alternatively, the team may just want to kick the tires on Lynch, with an eye toward having him on a short list of potential replacements should either Peterman or Allen suffer an injury.

September 3, 2018 2:57 PM EST

Paxton Lynch: Not sticking with Denver

Lynch was cut by the Broncos on Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Analysis: Lynch survived cutdown day but didn't have a spot on the team after the Broncos claimed Kevin Hogan off waivers. The 2016 first-round pick may have a chance to latch on elsewhere as a developmental project,

September 2, 2018 11:16 AM EST

Paxton Lynch: Sticks as No. 3 QB

Lynch survived roster cuts as the Broncos' No. 3 quarterback, ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold reports.

Analysis: Lynch still has a spot on the team but will be stuck behind Case Keenum and Chad Kelly on the depth chart. It won't come as a big surprise if the Broncos eventually release the 2016 first-round pick out of Memphis.

September 1, 2018 2:47 PM EST

Paxton Lynch: Slated to play second half of Thursday's preseason game

Lynch is expected to play the entire second half of the Broncos' fourth preseason game Thursday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Analysis: Lynch's demotion throughout the preseason has been widely publicized and the decision to play him behind Chad Kelly on Thursday suggests the Broncos are ready to move on from the former 2016 first-round pick. Playing well against third stringers in the second half of the fourth preseason game yields no upside for Lynch.

August 27, 2018 1:26 PM EST

Paxton Lynch: Falls to third-string QB

Lynch was overtaken by Chad Kelly as the Broncos' No. 2 quarterback, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Lynch was abysmal in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, completing only 6 of 11 passes for 24 yards and an interception. Kelly, on the other hand, looked much more impressive and totaled more yards on the ground (three carries for 38 yards) than Lynch had through the air. The 26th overall pick of the 2016 draft was the de facto backup quarterback after the Broncos' signed Case Keenum in March, but now finds himself practicing with the third-string offense.

August 13, 2018 5:12 PM EST

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