The Denver Broncos apparently will go with Brock Osweiler as their starting quarterback against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
Second-year quarterback Paxton Lynch is about 90 percent healthy after suffering a high-ankle sprain in late November, but the Broncos still don’t want to put him on the field, according to The Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala.
All signs point to Brock Osweiler getting the start Sunday vs. Redskins. Paxton Lynch is listed as quertionable to play and was deemed "90 percent" by Vance Joseph, but he would serve as Osweiler's backup.
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) December 23, 2017
Quarterback Trevor Siemian started for most of the season, but he was placed on injured reserve after again injuring his non-throwing shoulder.
Offense will be hard to come by for the Broncos regardless of who is behind center on Sunday. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and Cody Latimer are not playing because of injury, and they did not travel with the team to Washington.
The Broncos will likely have a new starting quarterback next season, but Osweiler and Lynch would surely like an opportunity to leave a good impression on the coaching staff. Two of the team’s top wide receivers out with injury will make that significantly more difficult.