Paxton Lynch to be named Broncos starting quarterback

Dre Kirkpatrick

The Broncos will start Paxton Lynch at quarterback this Sunday at Oakland, per multiple National Football League sources.

The news was first broke by "local blogger" Benjamin Allbright. Official word is expected to come Wednesday. For starters, Vance Joseph says the offensive scheme should be much simpler with Mike McCoy out and Bill Musgrave serving as the Broncos' interim offensive coordinator for the remainder of the season.

Siemian kept the job throughout last year as the Broncos went 9-7, but this year, things went south. Siemian finally lost his job against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 8, when the former Northwestern standout threw a trio of interceptions in a listless 29-19 loss.

The Denver Broncos are done with the predictable carousel at quarterback, the one with two horses that lead to predictably awful results in Brock Osweiler and Trevor Siemian.

Denver finds itself in the midst of a harrowing quarterback dilemma, with none of the candidates on the Broncos' roster having proven themselves capable of locking down the starting job.

Lynch, who was the Broncos' first-round pick in 2016, will get his third career start. Joseph said he made the move to "stabilize" the offense.

"I think we are going to have a chance to have a more efficient pass game [by] simply simplifying the concepts", Joseph told Orange & Blue 760, Monday. He said at the time that all three quarterbacks could be considered. "He's practiced the last two weeks", Joseph said. He completed 59 percent of his passes and finished with a 79.2 quarterback rating.

"I'm not anxious about that, " Osweiler said.



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