The last time, and only time, that Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch started an NFL game it didn’t go the way he would have liked.
With news of Broncos starting quarterback Trevor Siemians having a sprained foot, Lynch was asked about what he expects to be different if called into action on Sunday.
“I think that I’ll be a lot more comfortable out there, than I was for the first time,” Lynch said to the media via The Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala. “Especially going against a really good Falcons team at the time. So I think I feel a lot more comfortable than I was when I started that game. So we’ll just see, day today, what happens.
“I’m definitely upset that I got a zero in the win column, for my start. But like I said, it’s day to day and I know Trevor’s working hard to get back out there.”
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— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) November 30, 2016
After filling in admirably after Siemian went down during the Broncos’ win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lynch’s start against the Falcons was not as pretty. He threw for 223 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception and was sacked 6 times as the Broncos lost their first game of the season.
Siemian seemed to believe that he will play on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. If he can’t, the Broncos’ first-round pick would love a shot at redeeming himself.