Time to see what the kid's got.
The season got off to such a promising start for the Denver Broncos, but it's completely fallen off a cliff since then. Trevor Siemian started struggling, sending the team in a hunt for answers at the QB position.
They'll look in a new direction come Sunday, because Paxton Lynch just earned the starting job.
Just got a text from a team source stating Paxton Lynch has been named #Broncos starting QB.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) November 21, 2017
The latest reports have Lynch relieving Brock Osweiler, who failed to lead the Broncos to a single win in three starts. Lynch was dealing with a shoulder injury earlier in the year, but it looks like he's recovered enough to play.
Denver made a big investment in Lynch when they took him in the first round back in 2016. While he hasn't lived up to the investment just yet, this is his big chance to do exactly that. It might be his last chance if he isn't careful, though.
It's still a bit early on in the season, but the Broncos are actually poised to pick in the top-five as of right now. That puts them in a position to draft one of the top quarterbacks, should they decide to go in that direction.
Barring an injury, the last six games of the season are Lynch's. If he can lead the Broncos to a couple of wins and put them out of top-QB range, he deserves the job next year. If he can't do that, then the Broncos should entertain any passer that comes their way.
It's been a rough year, but at least Denver will have some clarity heading into next season.