Broncos head coach Vance Joseph announced on Monday that Paxton Lynch is set to miss time with a shoulder injury.
Lynch was sacked by Reggie Gilbert of Green Bay on Saturday night, where he had a hard land on his throwing shoulder. He didn’t return to the game after the play and, after an MRI on Sunday, Joseph confirmed the news that their backup quarterback will miss the start of the regular season.
After impressing throughout camp and preseason, Kyle Sloter will lead the team Thursday night when the Broncos host Arizona in their final preseason game.
The undrafted rookie out of Northern Colorado replaced Lynch on Saturday night against Green Bay and finished the game going four of seven for 49 yards and a touchdown.
Despite Lynch’s injury, the Broncos are not expected to bring in another arm before Thursday.
Wide receiver Jordan Taylor—who was a dual-threat quarterback in high school—will serve as the Broncos’ emergency quarterback if Sloter gets injured.
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