Lions Work Out Paxton Lynch

Paxton Lynch‘s post-Broncos tour continued as he visited today with the Lions, a source told Field Yates of ESPN (Twitter link). 

Lynch, a former first round pick, quickly fell out of favor in Denver and ultimately found himself out of a job when he was outplayed by 2017 seventh-rounder Chad Kelly during the preseason. Many teams still see something interesting in Lynch’s potential, and several clubs have been rumored to be interested.

Detroit would be an interesting landing spot for Lynch, as they cut their younger developmental option Jake Rudock recently at final cuts. Although they brought Ruddock back on the practice squad, they currently only have the aging Matt Cassel behind Matthew Stafford on the roster.

Lynch could slide in behind Cassel and be developed to be Stafford’s backup of the future. Lynch recently visited the Bills and has a few other tryouts scheduled, but it wouldn’t be a surprise for him to sign with the Lions. Either way, he shouldn’t be unemployed much longer.

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8 comments on “Lions Work Out Paxton Lynch

  1. daman2032

    Sign lynch and dump cassel and see what we can get out of Rudock and lynch in practice.

        • bravesfan88

          I thought he was the Cowboys ace in the hole if Dak were to get injured…lol

          • crosseyedlemon

            That was the plan until the pharmacy called and told Jerry they had given him the wrong meds.

  2. jay13

    I like the move of getting more talent on the roster. He is still so raw as a passer, time will be needed to get him where he needs to be. If the lions do sign jim, in Jim Bob, I trust.

    • Freddy H

      Hes a scrambling QB in college who isnt even close to fast enough/agile enough to be effective in the nfl. He does have height but never came close to claiming a wide open qb competition last few years, even when they tried giving him the job.. I doubt one more year does anything for his development.

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