Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler played the best game of his disappointing season last Thursday. Despite his two-touchdowns performance, Osweiler still might be relegated to the bench.
The Broncos want to see what they have in Paxton Lynch. If Lynch’s ankle injury permits, the second-year quarterback will start Week 16 versus the Washington Redskins. Broncos coach Vance Joseph declared on Monday that the team wants to evaluate Lynch under center if he’s healthy enough to play.
“We haven’t decided who is going to play QB in Week 16. Brock Osweiler played very well on Thursday,” Joseph said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “Paxton Lynch is a guy we want to see play more football. Hopefully, he can get back on the field Wednesday (ankle injury).”
All Broncos quarterbacks have displayed ineptitude at the position. Turnovers and inefficient play have marred the Broncos’ three-ring circus at quarterback. With Trevor Siemian on injured reserve due to a left shoulder injury, Denver is stuck to choose between Osweiler and Lynch. According to Joseph, the decision is based on Lynch’s health. If Lynch is deemed healthy he’ll be given another shot to prove what he’s got for the team’s remaining two games.