Seahawks Sign Former Broncos QB Paxton Lynch

Paxton Lynch. Photo by Scott D Stivason/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The Seattle Seahawks are giving former Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch another shot in the NFL after he remained unsigned in the 2018 season.

Paxton, 24, was one of the most sought after names in the 2016 draft pick. At the time, he was due to join the Seahawks as a No.26 overall selection. However, the Dallas Cowboys and the Broncos dearly wanted him.

The Cowboys were willing to offer their first and third-round selections for the quarterback. When Denver learned about the dal, they upped their game and ended up with him. Dallas owner Jerry Jones was so mad at not getting Paxton that he spent the next few weeks talking about it during TV interviews.

In Denver, Paxton did not live up to the hype. He lost his quarterback position to Trevor Siemian. In the two games he started, the then 22-year-old managed to complete passes at 59% and at 6 yards per attempt. In 2017, he ended up losing his backup position to Brock Osweiler. The Broncos ultimately cut him in March 2018 after a record of 79 of 128 for 792 yards. He also had four touchdowns and four interceptions in the five games he played.

Now in Seattle, the 24-year-old hopes to get a spot if he wows the team at training camp later this upcoming offseason.