‘Redshirt’ Year for Paxton Lynch a Savvy Big-Picture Move by Broncos

July 6, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When you're the defending Super Bowl champions, you rarely hear the "big picture" discussed. Fans and pundits are much less concerned about down the road than the here and now. Defending that title.
However, smart front offices balance the present and future. They aren't willing to sacrifice long-term success for a chance at some short-term rewards.
And with rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch potentially headed for a season of holding a clipboard and watching the Denver Broncos from the sideline, John Elway is showing the patience and perspective of a general manager who understands that.
According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Lynch's odds of seeing much in the way of regular-season action in 2016 are dwindling:
That assessment jibes with what ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold observed from Broncos minicamp—namely that while veteran Mark Sanchez and second-year pro Trevor Siemian are locked in a close battle to start under center in 2016, Lynch is the clear-cut No. 3....

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