The Denver Broncos moved on from former first-round pick Paxton Lynch on Sunday, adding QB Kevin Hogan from waivers.
Hogan, a 2016 Kansas City Chiefs fifth-round pick actually has fewer NFL starts, at one, than Lynch. The former Stanford starter has a lower QBR and more interceptions than Lynch over a similar period.
The whole situation has been curious, at best, with Denver releasing De’Angleo Henderson (who has signed to the Jets practice squad) and Jordan Leslie (who has led Denver in the last two preseasons in receptions and yards) while keeping Lynch as a third QB.
Hogan seems like a player looking for a fresh start in Denver and the move allows Lynch to explore his own fresh start elsewhere.
It all just smacks of indecisive leadership from the Broncos front-office.
In other Sunday news, the Broncos have started to assemble their 10-man practice squad, adding:
S – Trey Marshall
Peko, Schlottman and Parker were expected. Marshall is a bit of a surprise and McKenzie seems like a player that could have benefitted from one of those fresh starts. I’m not sure keeping the speedy, unsteady WR attached to the Broncos is the right move at this point. While Denver still may add other Broncos cuts to the practice squad, I would have liked to see the above mentioned Leslie or perhaps River Cracraft added before McKenzie.
Other names we’d like to see make the practice squad include David Williams and Cyrus Kouandjio. With sparse offensive line depth, Denver is going to have to have a (some) lineman on the practice squad. Marshall is a solid addition, although Denver kept five safeties on the 53-man, depth at the position is always favorable.