Paxton Lynch is getting another shot in the NFL. The 2016 first-round pick has been signed, according to a new report.
Lynch spent the entire 2018 regular season as a free agent after being released by the Denver Broncos on September 2. Today, KJR's Ian Furness reported that Lynch will sign with the Seattle Seahawks.
Seattle will be Lynch's second NFL franchise.
Denver took Lynch with the 26th pick of the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, but his career never took off there.
In two seasons, Lynch played in five games, making four starts. He completed 61.7 percent of his passes for 792 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions.
After originally entering training camp as the backup to Case Keenum, Lynch was beaten out for that role by Chad Kelly. His demotion to third string enabled the team to move on from the former Memphis star.
Now, we'll see if he can find a home in the Pacific Northwest. Russell Wilson is the entrenched starter in Seattle, having never missed a start in his NFL career.
But if Lynch can lock down the Seahawks' backup job, it will at least provide him some job security in the NFL and perhaps make another team take a look at him as a potential starter down the line.