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Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch returns to practice

Paxton Lynch

Vance Joseph recently said the Denver Broncos are fine at the quarterback position, but it will likely be nice to have options moving forward. Former first round selection Paxton Lynch has returned to practice with the team.

“Paxton Lynch back at practice,” reported Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post. “Reps limited at this point as he works his way back.”

“Broncos [coach Vance Joseph] said Lynch is working in slowly,” added Troy Renck of Denver7. “Has had some soreness. But no timeframe to be ready for a game.”

Denver’s QB position is really a strange one if you think about it in terms of original expectations.

The team’s current starter was an afterthought prospect coming out of Northwestern. That guy’s current backup, Brock Osweiler, appeared to be the future at the position for the franchise, but took a huge sum of money from the Houston Texas and then failed miserably. Also, who can forget that John Elway drafted Ole Miss troublemaker Chad Kelly in the seventh round of last year’s NFL Draft because Kelly’s uncle said he was a good kid.

Finally, there is Paxton Lynch, who played at Memphis and everyone knew would be a bit of a project before being ready to play regularly in the NFL.

All these options, but are any of them good options? It is a question coming from the realm of sincerity, as Denver’s defense is just too good to have it be overshadowed by iffy play from the gunslinger position.

Here is to hoping Vance Joseph figures this stuff out.