Broncos QB Paxton Lynch says he feels ‘close’ to being ready to play

The Denver Broncos are dealing with some serious issues at the quarterback position, but that almost goes without saying. On the season, we’ve seen Trevor Siemian struggle his way to nine touchdowns with 10 interceptions and a 76.8 quarterback rating.

His lack of production led to the Broncos opting to make a change at the position, and the next man up was Brock Osweiler. Unfortunately, Osweiler’s first game back as a starter in Denver didn’t exactly go swimmingly, as he completed just 50 percent of his passes for 208 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. His quarterback rating of 53.4 was brutal, and now the rumblings for Paxton Lynch have begun.

Unfortunately, Lynch isn’t quite ready after dealing with a right shoulder injury, so he won’t start in Week 10. But if you ask him, he’s getting close to a return, as the Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala reported.

“Close. I feel like right now if I was needed to play, obviously I’m going to help the team however I can,” Lynch said. “But that’s up to the training staff to decide.… I think they’ve done a good job with me so far in the training room and my reps and what not. I know they wanted to ease me into it, so it’s what they’re doing.”

There’s obviously no guarantee that Lynch will be able to step up and right the ship for the Broncos, as he’s completed just 59 percent of his career passes for 497 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. Time will tell, but at the very least it can’t hurt to get him into the action sooner than later.

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