Paxton Lynch
Paxton Lynch
25-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Seattle Seahawks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Just four starts in two seasons is probably not what the Broncos were hoping for when they selected Lynch 26th overall in 2016. Last year would have been a perfect time to give him an extended look, but shoulder and ankle injuries limited Lynch to just six full quarters of play. Rather than roll the dice with an uncertain quarterback picture for the third straight season, GM John Elway brought veteran Case Keenum aboard. The pairing will give Lynch the benefit of learning under a quarterback who has also dealt with adversity and has similar scheme preferences, according to Denver's brass. There's still time for Lynch, a project coming out of Memphis, to put it all together and the Broncos showed some faith in not drafting a new signal-caller, but it's hard to see how exactly Lynch, and not Keenum or a future draft pick, elevates to becoming the team's long-term starter. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Seahawks in January of 2019.
Inks deal with Seattle
QBSeattle Seahawks
January 17, 2019
The Seahawks signed Lynch on Thursday, Sports Radio KJR reports.
ANALYSIS
The Broncos traded up to pluck Lynch in the first round of the 2016 draft, but he was stuck behind Trevor Siemian for most of his rookie season and both Siemian and Brock Osweiler in 2017. Lynch made five appearances (four starts) during those two years, completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 792 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. After Case Keenum arrived in Denver last offseason, Lynch was unable to keep a job by Week 1 and remained out of football in 2018. Upon joining the Seahawks, Lynch will battle Brett Hundley for slotting at quarterback behind Russell Wilson.
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How do Paxton Lynch's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 7"
 
Weight
244 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.86 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.26 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.14 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Hand Length
10.25 in
 
Arm Length
34.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Lynch lost the starting job to Trevor Siemian last season as he had trouble picking up the offense. He and Siemian again will battle in training camp, but this year's offense with new coordinator Mike McCoy might be more to Lynch's liking, as it is expected to predominantly feature a shotgun passing game much like what Lynch played in during college. But that doesn't make Lynch, the third QB drafted in 2016, the favorite for the job. New coach Vance Joseph said this offseason that Lynch, who made three mediocre appearances (two starts) last season, needs to raise his leadership ability to match his exceptional physical talents. At 6-7, Lynch is strong in the pocket with a big arm, and he has the athleticism and mobility to extend plays. Siemian ultimately won the starting job after outplaying Lynch through the first two preseason games.
The third quarterback selected in this year's draft, Lynch in some ways falls into an enviable situation. The Super Bowl champion Broncos are led by their defense, which puts less pressure on the offense to score, and the team's turmoil at the position after watching Peyton Manning retire and Brock Osweiler bolt for Houston as a free agent also makes the rookie seem less like the franchise's savior and more like a savvy fallback plan. A very tall pocket passer with plus athleticism, Lynch has a big arm and uses his mobility to extend plays rather than looking to run at every opportunity, a skill set that likely seems very familiar to general manager John Elway. Despite those assets, though, Lynch is highly unlikely to be ready to face NFL defenses by Week 1. His ability to read defenses isn't up to scratch coming out of a college spread offense, and his mechanics, footwork and accuracy will all need a fair amount of polish. As such, the Broncos will be patient with the rookie and will rely on Mark Sanchez to lead the offense until they feel Lynch is ready, something which may not happen until next season. He'll still have Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders to throw to when he does take the reins, giving him a fairly high eventual ceiling, but his 2016 production will likely be limited to garbage time snaps.
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Works out for Packers
QBFree Agent
December 18, 2018
Lynch worked out for the Packers on Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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Set to work out for Bills
QBFree Agent
September 3, 2018
Lynch is slated to work out for the Bills on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Not sticking with Denver
QBFree Agent
September 2, 2018
Lynch was cut by the Broncos on Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
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Sticks as No. 3 QB
QBDenver Broncos
September 1, 2018
Lynch survived roster cuts as the Broncos' No. 3 quarterback, ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold reports.
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Slated to play second half of Thursday's preseason game
QBDenver Broncos
August 27, 2018
Lynch is expected to play the entire second half of the Broncos' fourth preseason game Thursday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
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