Ranking Every QB Drafted in the First Round Since 2014

30. Paxton Lynch (26th Overall, 2016 — Broncos)

Stats: 792 yards, 4 TD, 4 INT, 76.7 rate, 1-3 record

2016 was a time when offenses were shifting across the league. Teams were looking for the next, athletic quarterback following the breakouts of Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick. At Memphis, Lynch dazzled with good mobility and a rocket arm. With Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler bolting for Houston, the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos used their first-round selection on Lynch.

It was an unbridled disaster. Heading into his rookie campaign, Lynch lost the starting job to a 7th round pick — Trevor Siemian — during offseason training camp. Lynch would go on to start just four games for the Broncos over the next two years, and hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since 2017. Lynch now plays for the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL. He was benched in the team’s first game of the season.

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