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Paxton Lynch

24-Year-Old Quarterback – Denver Broncos

2017 Pass/Rush Stats

Yds

295

TD

2

INT

3

Yds

30

TD

0

2018 Pass/Rush Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

Just four starts in two seasons is probably not what the Broncos were hoping for when they selected Lynch 26th overall in 2016. Last year would have been a perfect time to give him an extended look, b...

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2018 ADP:  342.67

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Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 7"   WT: 244   DOB: 2/12/1994  College: Memphis  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Paxton Lynch Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $9.48 million contract with the Broncos in June of 2016.

April 29, 2018  –  Paxton Lynch News

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Lynch will enter training camp vying for the backup spot, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

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Paxton Lynch NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2013 19 CFB 12 203 349 58.2% 2056 9 10 5.9 - - - - - 88 127 1.4 2 - -
2014 20 CFB 13 259 413 62.7% 3031 22 9 7.3 - - - - - 113 321 2.8 13 - -
2015 21 CFB 13 296 443 66.8% 3776 28 4 8.5 - - - - - 87 239 2.7 2 - -
2016 22 DEN 3 49 83 59.0% 497 2 1 6.0 3 0 0 0 0 11 25 2.3 0 2 0
2017 23 DEN 2 30 45 66.7% 295 2 3 6.6 4 0 0 0 0 5 30 6.0 0 2 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Paxton Lynch Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2013 19 CFB 12 11.9 11.9 11.9 71.8 171 2.6 2.9 - - - - - - -
2014 20 CFB 13 24.6 24.6 24.6 93.6 233 5.3 2.2 - - - - - - -
2015 21 CFB 13 23.0 23.0 23.0 110.6 290 6.3 0.9 - - - - - - -
2016 22 DEN 3 10.1 10.1 10.1 79.2 166 2.4 1.2 9 10 3 2 0 0 0
2017 23 DEN 2 11.4 11.4 11.4 72.0 148 4.4 6.7 9 6 3 1 0 0 0
2018 Proj 24 DEN Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Paxton Lynch

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Paxton Lynch – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#2 Quarterback
  1. Case Keenum
  2. Paxton Lynch
  3. Chad Kelly
Denver Broncos

Snap Count Stats

98

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Paxton Lynch was on the field for 98 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

0

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Paxton Lynch was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015
2016 176 0
2017 98 0
Paxton Lynch 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 LAC
2 Dal
3 @Buf
4 Oak
5 BYE Bye Week
6 NYG
7 @LAC
8 @KC
9 @Phi
10 NE
11 Cin
12 @Oak 33 0 9 14 64.3% 41 0 1 2.9 0 0 2 17 8.5 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
13 @Mia
14 NYJ
15 @Ind
16 @Was
17 KC 65 0 21 31 67.7% 254 2 2 8.2 4 0 3 13 4.3 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
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21 PRO BOWL Pro Bowl
Playoffs

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Paxton Lynch  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Quarterbacks
Height:   6' 7"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   244 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.86 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.26 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.14 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   34.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   118 in
GREAT
Bench Press
Not Available
Denver Broncos Team Injury Report
Doubtful
No players listed.
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Paxton Lynch: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Broncos plan to adjust their offensive scheme this season to complement the skill sets of both Lynch and new starter Case Keenum.

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Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Friday that Lynch is the team's No. 2 quarterback, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

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Lynch likely will remain with the Broncos in 2018, but his presence on the roster won't stop the team from seeking an upgrade at quarterback, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

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Lynch started two games and completed 30 of 45 passes for 295 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions during the 2017 season. He added 30 yards on five carries and lost one of two fumbles.

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Lynch completed 21 of 31 passes for 254 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions during Sunday's 27-24 loss to Kansas City. He added 13 yards on three carries and lost a fumble.

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Broncos head coach Vance Joseph confirmed that Lynch (ankle) would start Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

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Broncos head coach Vance Joseph reiterated after Sunday's 27-11 loss to the Redskins that Lynch would likely start Week 17 against the Chiefs if the quarterback's sprained ankle cooperates, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. "Our goal is to see [Lynch] play, so absolutely," Joseph said. "If he's ready to go next week, he will probably play for us."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

Lynch lost the starting job to Trevor Siemian last season as he had trouble picking up the offense. He and Siemian again will battle in training camp, but this year's offense with new coordinator Mike McCoy might be more to Lynch's liking, as it is expected to predominantly feature a shotgun passing game much like what Lynch played in during college. But that doesn't make Lynch, the third QB drafted in 2016, the favorite for the job. New coach Vance Joseph said this offseason that Lynch, who made three mediocre appearances (two starts) last season, needs to raise his leadership ability to match his exceptional physical talents. At 6-7, Lynch is strong in the pocket with a big arm, and he has the athleticism and mobility to extend plays. Siemian ultimately won the starting job after outplaying Lynch through the first two preseason games.

2016

The third quarterback selected in this year's draft, Lynch in some ways falls into an enviable situation. The Super Bowl champion Broncos are led by their defense, which puts less pressure on the offense to score, and the team's turmoil at the position after watching Peyton Manning retire and Brock Osweiler bolt for Houston as a free agent also makes the rookie seem less like the franchise's savior and more like a savvy fallback plan. A very tall pocket passer with plus athleticism, Lynch has a big arm and uses his mobility to extend plays rather than looking to run at every opportunity, a skill set that likely seems very familiar to general manager John Elway. Despite those assets, though, Lynch is highly unlikely to be ready to face NFL defenses by Week 1. His ability to read defenses isn't up to scratch coming out of a college spread offense, and his mechanics, footwork and accuracy will all need a fair amount of polish. As such, the Broncos will be patient with the rookie and will rely on Mark Sanchez to lead the offense until they feel Lynch is ready, something which may not happen until next season. He'll still have Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders to throw to when he does take the reins, giving him a fairly high eventual ceiling, but his 2016 production will likely be limited to garbage time snaps.