Elway on Paxton Lynch: He will be ‘ready quicker’ than people think

When the Denver Broncos traded up to select quarterback Paxton Lynch in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, they did so with hopes that he will become the future of the franchise.

However, there are some that believe Lynch could be a project quarterback and that he will be forced to sit for a few years before he is ready to take over the team.

President John Elway does not think that Lynch is going to be sitting on the sidelines before taking over the reigns. He joined Denver Sports 760 on Friday and talked about how Lynch should be ready to take over the job much sooner than people think.

“Is that going to happen tomorrow? Probably not, but you never know when it can happen,” Elway said. “We think he’s going to be ready quicker than a lot of people think.”

Paxton Lynch seems to be making some big progress already in the team’s young offseason. Elway went on to later explain why he decided to move his team up five spots to select the quarterback.

“He’s a young guy with tremendous athletic ability, he’s got the strong arm, can make all the throws, he’s smart, and he’s a guy that can fit into this offense real well,” Elway said.

Mark Sanchez might be in line to begin the season as the starter, but if he struggles, Lynch could end up taking the field much sooner than many believe.

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