ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Standing at the same podium in the same room where Peyton Manning announced his retirement less than two months ago, Paxton Lynch was officially introduced as the Denver Broncos first pick of the 2016 draft on Friday afternoon.
Lynch joins quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian on the roster. And there has been no official word from anyone at Broncos headquarters about who will start in Week 1. Lynch knows there will be a healthy competition at the position.
“My job here is to come in and come to work every day, day in and day out and give everything I’ve got and compete with those other quarterbacks,” Lynch said. “And I know they’re ready to compete as well.”
Lynch said he’s ready “to do whatever I have to do to win ballgames.”
“Whether that’s playing or pushing the guy in front of me,” he said, referring to the possibility of starting out as a backup quarterback.
Lynch flew in to Denver International Airport on Friday after being picked by the Broncos with the No. 26 pick Thursday night in the NFL Draft.
Although he was a bit surprised to see all the snow, he said he’s very excited to be in Colorado.
“Once I got here and walked in the building, it felt like home. Kind of like when you get recruited out of high school to go to college you walk in and you know that’s where you’re going to be for however long — hopefully all four years — and hopefully here, you’re whole career,” said Lynch