This is obviously disappointing news for Lynch, who worked his way back from a shoulder injury and was reportedly in line to be team’s starter for the duration of the season.
Siemian clearly gives the Broncos the best opportunity to win games moving forward, but it could still be really difficult for them to work their way into the mix for the division title.
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 2017, Lynch has appeared in one game for the Broncos and completed 64.3 percent of his passes to go along with no touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 20 yards.