Sunday’s subpar performance at quarterback has Denver clamoring for the return of Trevor Siemian.
Paxton Lynch did little to prove that he’s worthy of serious consideration to take the reigns at QB. The rookie struggled in his first NFL start. Lynch passed for 223 yards, threw one touchdown and had one interception in a 23-16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The first year passer was unable to move Denver’s offense down the field and looked rattled at times. His subpar performance resulted in a 81 passer rating.
Lynch’s poor outing leaves questions regarding the team’s quarterback situation.
Siemian left shoulder wasn’t believed to be too big of a concern but the QB was inactive today after sustaining the injury in last week’s win.
In the aftermath of Denver’s loss, Siemian reportedly told reporters that he’s taking his injury a day at a time. The quarterback stated that he remains hopeful for Week 6.
The NFL schedule doesn’t fall in the Broncos’ favor. Denver has a quick turnaround. The team flies to San Diego on Wednesday to face the struggling Chargers on Thursday night.
FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported on Sunday that it’s unlikely that the second-year QB will be healthy enough to play with such a quick turnaround versus San Diego.
The silver lining for Denver is the team gets to face the hapless Chargers. San Diego continues to find comical ways to lose ball games. A similar subpar performance from Lynch’s might still be good enough to defeat the worst team in the AFC West.