Lynch is signed through 2019 with a fifth-year option in 2020, and right now, he's proven to be a needlessly expensive backup quarterback. Against the Broncos on Saturday night, Minnesota's defense finished with two sacks, seven quarterback hits, eight pass deflections, and two interceptions.
Now that he is the No. 2 QB, the question becomes will Broncos general manager John Elway trust Kelly to stand one play away from replacing Case Keenum when it counts during the regular season.
Lynch, the former first-rounder twice beaten out by Siemian in Denver, was just 6 of 11 for 24 yards and an interception.
"I don't think he's got much value around the league". Amid chants of "Kelly!"
"I'll be honest, I wanted one series with a few more plays and (to) score a touchdown". Obviously, me being in my second year, I don't know anything.
"Obviously, Case is the starter, so that's my main concern", Joseph said.
"Chad's played well", Joseph said. He played well tonight, outside of the one interception, which led to a score for those guys. He is a guy that plays with a lot of confidence. "That's a good deal". Last year, Joseph stuck with McKenzie despite half a dozen fumbles.
The fan, Nick Andrew, is looking to recoup the Broncos for the $600,000 that Lynch is guaranteed for this season. Earlier in the week, Rhodes had been kicked out of a practice along with Stefon Diggs after the two jawed back and forth.
Marshall and Thomas emerged from the tunnel behind the Broncos' bench after the anthem was over.
Broncos S Jamal Carter left in the second quarter with a hamstring injury.