Paxton Lynch out in Denver

Mike Florio
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports

The best third-string quarterback in the league will have to be a third-string quarterback on another team.

Per multiple reports, the Broncos will be waiving quarterback Paxton Lynch. The move comes a day after the Broncos decided to keep Lynch on the 53-man roster, along with one last dose of maybe-someone-will-trade-for-this-stiff hype.

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No one did, which means that the Broncos will remain on the hook for up to $1.9 million in guaranteed base salary over the next two years. Unless someone claims his contract on waivers.

If that doesn’t happen, Lynch will become a free agent. And if anyone signs him the Broncos would get credit for the money he makes in a new team.

Maybe someone will. The Cowboys wanted to take him in 2016, settling instead for Dak Prescott in round four.

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