Paxton Lynch, former first round pick of the Denver Broncos, is so bad, fans are raising money to help the team cover the cost of cutting him.
In the 2016 NFL Draft, the Broncos selected quarterback Paxton Lynch out of the University of Memphis to fill the void left behind by Peyton Manning. That experiment did not go as planned, and the Broncos are wishing they never made that mistake.
Lynch has been bad, and by bad, I mean atrocious. In five career games, Lynch has only thrown for 792 yards, including four touchdowns and four interceptions. In their first preseason game against the Vikings, Lynch was booed off the field after going 6-of-11 for 24 yards and one interception. Fans are fed up, and have now started a GoFundMe to help cover the cost of cutting him.
To be fair, it was only a preseason game. Players need time to shake the cobwebs off and get back into form for the regular season. But Lynch has never even appeared to be competent under center for the Broncos. The sad reality is that the team swung and missed on Lynch, and it isn’t the first time they drafted a quarterback that became a bust.
Obviously, this campaign by the Broncos’ faithful is all in good fun, but some seriously want Lynch out of Denver. The goal is to raise $600,000 to cover the cost of a potential buy out of Lynch’s contract. As of now, fans have donated $75 to the cause.
After the mess that was the quarterback position last season, the Broncos signed Case Keenum on the heels of his career best 2017 campaign. Lynch as well as Chad Kelly are fighting for the backup job. Clearly, Broncos fans are surely hoping it won’t be Lynch who earns that role. Best case scenario? Neither Lynch nor Kelly see the field in 2018.