Paxton Lynch’s NFL debut was promising and brought hope to many Bronco believers. They used their first round pick on the Memphis product hoping that he is the franchise quarterback that the Broncos have not had since John Elway. Manning was just a stop gap quarterback that excelled in Denver.
To begin, Lynch did not step foot on the gridiron in the first three weeks of the regular season. His first action came into play when starter Trevor Siemian went down with a shoulder injury.
Interestingly, Lynch made his NFL debut on the field where he blew out USF last year. Lynch so far has shown that he can win in the city of Tampa.
Luckily, Lynch entered the game with the lead that allowed him to just play with less stress and to make the easy completions with one job to just eat the clock.
In addition, the 22-year-old quarterback finished his debut with 14 completed passes out of 24 attempts that resulted in 170 passing yards and a 58.3 completion percentage. He needs to work on his accuracy, but not bad for a debut at the most difficult level of football.
Lastly, he threw one touchdown, which is his first one with many more to come. He might have to make his first career start in week five against the Atlanta Falcons in Mile High Stadium, if Siemian is not available.