Paxton Lynch’s time in Denver could be coming to a close after the Broncos claimed quarterback Kevin Hogan off waivers.
The Broncos had tested the waters earlier in the week with a view to signing a veteran, but general manager John Elway said players were waiting it out.
Elway didn’t wait very long to pull the trigger on Sunday afternoon as he claimed the former Cleveland and Washington quarterback.
With Case Keenum confirmed as the starter and Chad Kelly as the number two, first-round pick Lynch — described as the third-string quarterback by the Broncos on Saturday night — could finally be moved on.
The Broncos were reportedly high on Hogan, who was drafted in the fiftth-round out of Stanford by Kansas City in 2016 before being waived in September 2016
He was the backup to Cleveland starting quarterbacks Cody Kessler (2016, now in Jacksonville) and DeShone Kizer (2017, now in Green Bay) before being traded to Washington in April 2018, where he was the third-string QB behind Alex Smith and Colt McCoy.
Hogan struggled in his first two seasons in the NFL as the Browns recorded their infamous 1-31 record, throwing more interceptions than touchdowns in both seasons.
Pro Football Focus ranked Hogan 54th of 54 quarterbacks with at least 100 pass attempts when it came to turnover worthy play frequency through 2016 and 2017. By comparison, Lynch was 52nd.
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