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Broncos Hoping To Start QB Paxton Lynch For Remainder Of Season

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Broncos want to see what QB Paxton Lynch can do as their starter over the remainder of the season.

Denver is looking to get a full evaluation of Lynch and determine whether he can be their quarterback of the future. According to Rapoport, the Broncos have encouraged him to be himself and use his improvisation to make plays.

Rapoport adds that new OC Bill Musgrave is expected to have a much simpler scheme that has few plays and is focused on efficiency.

Lynch has worked his way back from a shoulder injury and he finally should have a solid opportunity to show the team what he can do.

Lynch, 23, was taken with the No. 26 overall pick after the Broncos traded up from No. 31 overall to¬†get him in last year’s draft. Lynch signed a four-year, $9.4 million contract that includes $7.88 guaranteed and is set to make base salaries of $880,741 and $1.31 million over the next two years.

The contract also includes a fifth-year option to pick up in 2019.

In 2016, Lynch completed 49-of-83 passes (59 percent) for 497 yards to go along with two touchdowns and an interception for the Broncos over the course of three games.

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