Steelers QB Paxton Lynch ‘humbled’ by winding NFL journey
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former first-round pick Paxton Lynch to their practice squad with Ben Roethlisberger being ruled out for the remainder of the season. Throughout the past couple of years, Lynch has been “humbled” in his journey in the NFL.
“I never really had a big ego or felt like I needed to be humbled,” Lynch said after Pittsburgh Steelers practice Wednesday, “but I have gotten a humbling.”
The fourth-year quarterback began his career with the Denver Broncos as the 26th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. However, things didn’t go according to plan with Lynch struggling to adjust to the ins and outs of the NFL.
As a result, the 6-foot-7 quarterback was released by the Broncos after the end of the 2017 season, Since then, Lynch has found himself competing for a role on the Seattle Seahawks over training camp and the preseason.
In the end, Seattle released Lynch and decided to choose Geno Smith over him. Now, Lynch is attempting to revive his career in Pittsburgh as a third-string quarterback.
Currently, the Steelers are overtly confident on Mason Rudolph as their starter to replace Roethlisberger. Rudolph threw for 112 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in last week’s game against the Seahawks.
Along with Rudolph, Pittsburgh also promoted Devlin Hodges to their active roster to be the backup to Rudolph. Due to his lack of experience in the NFL, there is a chance that we see Lynch end up being promoted to the active roster after he gets acclimated to the offense.
Nevertheless, at this point of his career, Lynch is just thankful to be on an NFL roster.