Reserve quarterback Paxton Lynch injured his shoulder, which will sideline the Denver Broncos gunslinger for at least a few weeks. With just starter Trevor Siemian and Kyle Sloter left on the roster, the team is reportedly considering adding another arm, leading to this exchange:
We’ve heard this song and dance before, with the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins using similar verbiage before eventually landing on lesser known talent for Baltimore and Jay Cutler for Miami.
The news comes however, less than a month after it was reported that there was no chance the Broncos would consider the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback:
While Denver’s defense remains stout, their quarterback play held the Broncos back last season. Lynch’s shoulder injury and Siemian’s uneven play could conceivably open the door for Kaepernick to take over in Denver, giving them a better shot to win now. But for now it looks like Denver is fine playing the long term game.
We’ll see if the injury may have truly changed John Elway’s mind, or if the Broncos are set in their ways.