A 2016 1st-Round QB Has Been Cut

first_imgThe Denver Broncos running out onto the field.DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 31: The Denver Broncos take the field before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 31, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)When the Denver Broncos took Paxton Lynch in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, they expected him to one day be their franchise quarterback. Today, they cut him.Lynch was released today by the Broncos. The move ends his tenure in Denver after two seasons.Lynch struggled immensely in the preseason, getting booed off the field twice. The Broncos signed Case Keenum in the offseason to be their starter, and Chad Kelly outplayed Lynch to earn the No. 2 spot.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, free agent QB Kevin Hogan will be taking Lynch’s spot in Denver.The #Broncos informed Paxton Lynch they are cutting him, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 2, 2018After claiming QB Kevin Hogan off waivers today, Broncos are releasing former first-round pick Paxton Lynch, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 2, 2018Lynch made just four starts in his two years in Denver. He completed 61.7 percent of his passes for 792 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions.He will likely get another chance somewhere at the NFL level, given his first-round pedigree. However, his career has gotten off to a nightmare start.last_img

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