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Broncos QB Brock Osweiler expected to start in Week 16

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The Denver Broncos are limping to the end of the 2017 NFL season with a carousel of quarterbacks taking turns starting under center for the struggling franchise.

Heading toward Week 16, the team’s brass made it be known that it would either be Paxton Lynch or Brock Osweiler starting against the Washington Redskins. Although there’s been no official word, it appears Lynch might not be healthy enough to do so, according to Mike Klis of 9 News.

Osweiler is expected to start not because he deserved the promotion after he came off the bench and led the Broncos to a 25-13, come-from-behind win last week at Indianapolis. He is expected to start because Paxton Lynch doesn’t appear quite healthy enough to play the bulk of a 60-minute game.

The matchup against the Redskins could be an ironic one for the Broncos considering their quarterback situation. Washington’s Kirk Cousins is rumored to be a target for Denver in NFL free agency while it seems as though Lynch, Osweiler, and Trevor Siemian are not long-term options for the Broncos.

In the meantime, the Broncos will attempt to end their disappointing season on a high note. Denver will be on the road for their showdown with Cousins and will finish their 2017 campaign against the division rival Kansas City Chiefs on New Year’s Eve at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

The Broncos are 5-9 coming into their matchup with the Redskins and will finish their season with a losing season regardless of whether they win both of their last two games or not.