Mike Klis of 9News reports that it’s unlikely QB Trevor Siemian will practice on Friday, which means the Broncos will rule him out for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars and name Paxton Lynch their starting quarterback.
Yesterday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that it was “looking more and more” like Denver will start rookie Lynch, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.
Broncos HC Gary Kubiak said earlier in the week that it’s possible Siemian “could play without practicing.”
“Trevor is very bright. He’s on top of what we’re doing,” Kubiak said. “That’s not an issue at all.”
However, Siemian’s left foot sprain appears to be serious enough that the Broncos may elect to hold him out this week to ensure he’s closer to 100 percent healthy.
Lynch, 22, was taken with the No. 26 overall pick after the Broncos traded up from No. 31 overall to get their quarterback of the future. He signed a four-year, $9.4 million contract that includes $7.88 guaranteed and is set to make a base salary of $450,000 for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Lynch has completed 37 -of-59 passes (62.7 percent) for 393 yards to go along with two touchdowns and an interception for the Broncos.
We’ll have more regarding Lynch and Siemian as the news is available.