According to reports, Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch will start again as soon as possible.
“They would like to play him,” said NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport when asked what the Broncos would do with Lynch. “That is my understanding. That they’d like to see him out on the field before the end of the season, hopefully this coming week. But he has been dealing with this ankle injury, and they had him out on the field earlier this morning. He actually was in the facility [Sunday] doing rehab.
“If he is healthy, my understanding is to expect him to start as soon as that happens or as soon as he can put good product on the field. Remember, Brock Osweiler did a good job filling in. They’ve won two in a row. They really have kind of taken back what was a lost season. A nice job by [coach] Vance Joseph to recover. But they’d like to evaluate Paxton Lynch as well. They’d like to finish this season with that. So don’t be surprised, if he’s healthy enough, if we see him under center.”
Osweiler was terrific in the win over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night, but the Broncos seem to remain focused on their goal of finding out if Lynch, a former first-round pick, can be the guy. If he can’t, they’d like to know that before the draft and the offseason so they can make a move.
Even Joseph, who wouldn’t commit to anything, recently said they want to see Lynch play.
“I’m not sure,” Joseph said, per Scotty Payne of Mile High Report. “We’ve got two healthy guys there. We’re going to have a staff meeting on Monday morning and see who’s best for us. Paxton being a young guy, we want to see him play more, so that part will have some bearing there. So we’ll see. Brock played really well [Thursday] night. He made some big-time throws and his leadership showed. He played with great poise and he took care of the football. That’s going to be a long and hard conversation.”