Areas of progress for Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian – Denver Broncos News

Areas of progress for Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian – Denver Broncos News

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What is your evaluation of the quarterbacks so far? Are both of them progressing and improving? I’m asking you because you give a neutral opinion. There seems to be a narrative that only Paxton Lynch is progressing because that seems to be all that is written about except from your reports. You talk about both QBs.

— Taryn O’Neil

In reflecting on the four weeks of OTAs and minicamp, both were better when they finished than when they began. In particular, Lynch improved in his touch passes and his resiliency; he was much better at shaking off a mistake and resetting his focus for the next play than he was last year. This is as much a result of increased maturity that any second-year quarterback would have as it is of his comfort level in the system. He also showed palpable growth in getting to his second read and making quicker decisions.

As for Trevor Siemian, I liked the patience he showed in the pocket, which gave him the opportunity to identify late-opening receivers downfield. Siemian was able to make some big plays to tight ends and other inside targets down the seam because he gave them a chance to get some separation. It’s also clear how quickly he ingests a tip from a coach and implements it into his play.

One example of this came during a minicamp practice. Siemian had one pass that was knocked down at the line of scrimmage that could have been avoided if he had released the football at a higher point. On the next…

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