The Denver Broncos have a complicated quarterback situation with Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch battling for the starting spot. According to the latest NFL rumors, Lynch is emerging as the favorite to win the Broncos’ starting QB position for the upcoming season.
The reigning Super Bowl champions had a very tough offseason when Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler signed for the Houston Texans. It left Siemian as the only quarterback on the roster, prompting the Broncos to trade for Sanchez and drafting Lynch.
Paul Klee of the Colorado Springs Gazette noted that the 22-year-old received praise from his teammates during the team’s first week of practice. Cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. and Bradley Roby were both impressed with Lynch while safety Darian Stewart liked the swag from the rookie.
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However, Lynch revealed in an interview with ESPN that he is having a tough time learning head coach Gary Kubiak’s offense. He also said that he continues to work out with Broncos QB coach Greg Knapp but he is just excited to play for his new team.
“Obviously, just the playbook in general, it’s a lot to handle, especially coming from the offense I came from,” Lynch said.
“Putting the helmet on for the first time, throwing a touchdown pass in practice for the first time, there were a lot of firsts to be made. But coming out here every day, I’m excited to be on this team and get to work with these guys,” he added.
On the other hand, it’s very easy to see the Broncos go with Sanchez since he has the most experience playing quarterback. CBS Sports noted that Denver will use the 29-year-old as a bridge for Lynch until he is ready.
As for Siemian, Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post believes the second-year QB is an “intriguing” option for the Broncos. Coach Kubiak also thinks that the 24-year-old has a good chance of getting the starting spot.
“I think Trevor has a maturity to him. He’s kind of the sleeper, I would say. Trevor knows the offense. He’s very comfortable and can throw the ball too. We’ve also seen him make big plays in the preseason games under the lights. I wouldn’t sleep on Trevor to win the job, either,” Kubiak said.
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