Broncos QB Paxton Lynch ‘really excited’ to learn from veteran starter Case Keenum
In just two seasons after being drafted No. 26 overall in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch has not seen very much action under center as the team’s starting signal-caller.
That will also be the case for Lynch to start the 2018 NFL season, with the third-year quarterback currently the No. 2 option behind newly-acquired veteran Case Keenum, who is fresh off of a memorable season with the Minnesota Vikings going to the NFC Championship Game.
For the first time since Keenum signed a two-year, $36 million contract with the Broncos back in March, Lynch opened up to reporters about what his mindset is like going forward and how he reacted to the signing of Keenum.
Per an article by Broncos beat writer Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post.
“I was really excited, actually, when we got Case for the fact he’s a veteran guy who’s been through it a little bit and had his ups and downs,” Lynch said earlier this week. “The way he carries himself and handles himself – he’s a pro and that only benefits me and the other guys in the locker room and the other guys in the quarterback room.”
Although Denver ultimately did not end up selecting a quarterback with any of their picks in the 2018 NFL Draft despite the rumors, Lynch said he was not worried about that type of thing, to begin with.
“You just never know what teams are going to do come draft time and they’re not really telling us anything about what they’re going to do,” Lynch said. “You hear buzz about it, but I wasn’t really focused on that.”
For now, Lynch’s future as a starting quarterback in the NFL continues to be up in the air. In just five games played over two years, which includes a 1-3 record as a starter, Lynch has thrown for 792 yards with a 61.7 completion percentage to go along with four touchdown passes, four interceptions, and four fumbles.