According to Field Yates, the Detroit Lions held a tryout on Friday for former Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch.
Former Broncos QB Paxton Lynch has had his second visit of the week, trying out for the Lions, per source. Due diligence.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 7, 2018
Lynch, 24, is originally out of Memphis and was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Broncos actually moved up in the draft to snag the 6-foot-7 signal-caller.
The recently waived quarterback also worked out with the Buffalo Bills earlier in the week. In Lynch’s career, he has only appeared in a total of five games with four touchdowns and four interceptions.
He was easily beat out by free agent addition QB Case Keenum for the starting gig in Denver this year. Even worse, Broncos GM John Elway elected to claim QB Kevin Hogan on waivers and keep QB Chad Kelly over Lynch.
Obviously, Lynch has not lived up to expectations but does possess some natural talent — probably more upside than practice squad QB Jake Rudock. Lynch was a first round pick for a reason. Rudock does likely have the edge in the mental aspect of the game.
Given the nature of the Lions backup quarterback situation, GM Bob Quinn is leaving no stone unturned. A signing does not appear imminent, but it’s something to keep an eye on.