The Denver Broncos handed control of their offense to second-year quarterback Paxton Lynch in Week 12 against the Oakland Raiders, but unfortunately, things didn’t go to plan. Lynch had his share of struggles, completing 9 of 14 passes for 41 yards. He also was intercepted once.
The young signal caller sustained an injury to his right ankle that forced him to leave the game in the third quarter. He was replaced by demoted starter Trevor Siemian, who performed better than Lynch. He threw for 149 yards and 2 touchdowns while nearly leading the team to a comeback. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 21-14.
After the game, there was quite a bit of interest surrounding Lynch’s injury and his status moving forward. It seems as if there’s some good news, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
#Broncos QB Paxton Lynch’s ankle injury is considered day-to-day, sources say. Not serious. He has tests today & the team has a QB decision.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 27, 2017
If Lynch is able to play in Week 13, it’ll be interesting to see what the Broncos opt to do. Obviously, Siemian looked impressive, but the team really needs to figure out exactly what they have in Lynch.
Time will tell, but you’d have to imagine that if Lynch can play that he’d get another chance to start. Now 3-8, the Broncos sit in last place in the AFC West. They have lost seven straight games.