It’s official: Paxton Lynch will start Sunday when the Broncos take on the Jaguars in Jacksonville.
Trevor Siemian has been ruled out as he continues to recover from his foot injury, the Denver Post reports.
This will be Lynch’s first start on the road, and he sounds ready.
“I’m confident in myself,” he said. “I think the guys around me feel confident in me, too. … When I first got here it was weird because I was in the gun so much (at Memphis). But, like everything, the more you get repetitions of it, the more comfortable you feel. And you watch yourself on film and correct it and it just gets easier to you.”
Lynch has played roughly a game and a half this season. He filled in for Siemian in the second half of Denver’s Week 4 win over Tampa Bay. Lynch got the start the following game against Atlanta as Siemian recovered.
In about six quarters of action, he’s completed 37 of 59 passes for two touchdowns and one interception. He looked confident against Tampa Bay. The next week, he looked overwhelmed as the Falcons applied major pressure against him.
Coach Gary Kubiak stressed to the Post that Siemian’s injury is not worse than they thought.
Siemian seems to be handling it well.