The Denver Broncos have had some rather wonderful choices by way of the NFL Draft in modern memory. However, they have also skipped on several large picks. These days, we choose a look at a certain 2016 draft decide on that unsuccessful to reside up to anticipations.
Among the players that were picked by the Broncos that yr were being defensive conclude Adam Gotsis, basic safety Justin Simmons, running back again Devontae Booker, guard Connor McGovern, fullback Andy Janovich, security Will Parks, and punter Riley Dixon.
But wait, “you forgot the very first-spherical select.”
Enter Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch.
Immediately after the retirement of Peyton Manning, the Broncos rolled with various distinctive quarterbacks and however keep on to search for the prolonged-time period response at the posture.
The variety of Lynch hurts even more when you imagine about what they did to take him: They traded two picks in that year’s course to go up and decide on Lynch. Even however the Broncos only traded two picks to shift up, in hindsight they could have used all those picks on other gamers.
The kicker? The foreseeable future quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys—Dak Prescott—was nevertheless on the board, and remained on the board into the fourth spherical.
Intellect you, there were quite a few quarterbacks taken in between the Lynch selection and the Prescott choose. These incorporated the likes of Christian Hackenberg (Jets), Cody Kessler (Browns) Jacoby Brissett (Patriots), and Connor Cook (Raiders)
Paxton Lynch’s journey following Denver Broncos stint
When Lynch was envisioned to be the Broncos’ extensive-phrase solution at quarterback, his enjoy and off-area concerns pretty a great deal prevented that.
In his time with the Broncos, Lynch began just four game titles in two a long time and went 1-3 in that time. He had a 61.7 completion share and threw 4 touchdowns to four interceptions. He was not able to conquer out many quarterbacks, which includes a seventh-rounder in Trevor Siemian.
Lynch was ultimately produced by the Broncos and signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2019 to be the backup for Russell Wilson in January. His stint there didn’t past very long, as he was reduce on August 30th.
He was a cost-free agent for approximately two months right before the Pittsburgh Steelers signed him. Lynch was promoted to be the backup to Ben Roethlisberger subsequent an injuries that sidelined Mason Rudolph. In the finish, he was waived fewer than one particular calendar yr afterwards.
Lynch just lately signed with the Canadian Soccer League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Oh, what could have been. It is pretty disappointing that Lynch did not dwell up to anticipations of a first-round decide on. From bad on-field participate in to participating in a total ton of Madden, he is commonly regarded 1 of the greatest busts, if not the biggest bust in group record.