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Paxton Lynch: ‘I can be the starter’ for Broncos

Paxton Lynch
Rachel Wold
Written by Rachel Wold

There is nothing wrong with having self-confidence in the NFL. This is even more important for young quarterbacks trying to make their case as the face of the franchise. This is clearly the case for second-year quarterback Paxton Lynch, who will compete with Trevor Siemian for the chance to start for the Denver Broncos this fall.

Lynch was selected by the Broncos 26th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. They actually traded up to land him, and John Elway has spoken highly of his young passer on more than one occasion.

However, the team favored Trevor Siemian to start last year. Lynch played a very limited role in his rookie year when he covered for an injured Siemian a couple of times. He completed just 49-of-83 passing attempts for 497 yards, two touchdowns and one interception over three games.

This spring and into the summer, Lynch will have to put his money where is mouth is, so to speak, if he wants to live up to his words.

Whether it is Lynch or Siemian, or a combination of both under center this upcoming season, the goal is obviously for the Broncos offense to improve upon their 27th offensive ranking from last year.

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Rachel Wold

Rachel Wold

Rachel is a football lover of both the NFL and Fantasy and creator of Fantasyfootballchick.com. When she is not vacationing in Miami or Vegas, she is an NFL writer at Sportsnaut and a fantasy contributor at eDraft.com. Rachel's articles are also featured on Yardbarker, MSN and Fox Sports.

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