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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Denver Broncos had a tough off-season. After losing Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler the Broncos turned to Mark Sanchez to be their starting quarterback. While Sanchez is an alright player he clearly was a regression from Manning and Osweiler. Broncos General Manager John Elway had a bigger plan in sight than just Sanchez though. Elway was able to trade up from the 31st spot in the draft to the 26th spot in an exchange with the Seattle Seahawks. That move resulted in the Broncos drafting Paxton Lynch out of the University of Memphis and the Broncos officially have their long term answer at the quarterback position. Lynch was outstanding during his collegiate career compiling 8,865 yards and 59 touchdowns during his time with the Tigers. That ability to see the whole field, read defenses, and deliver big time strikes is what makes Lynch such a compelling quarterback for Denver. The guy is a marquee player and anytime you can add a player that is that dynamic to your roster good things are going to happen. Lynch isn’t just a passer either, he also rushed for 687 yards and 17 touchdowns while at Memphis. So the guy can beat you in a number of ways and don’t be surprised to see the Denver Broncos run the zone read when Paxton Lynch is inserted into the starting line up. That play causes huge frustration for opposing defenses and adds another dimension to the offense. The best part of about this trade and landing Paxton Lynch however is the fact that Broncos only had to give up 5 draft spots and a 3rd round pick. That was a no brainer for John Elway and it’s clear now that Elway is one of the best GM’s in the business. After a rough start to the off-season Elway has molded the Broncos back into a contender and it certainly wasn’t easy to do. He deserves all the credit when it’s all said and done and you can’t praise John Elway enough.
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