Broncos Draft Pick Paxton Lynch Graces Cover Of Sports Illustrated As ‘The Successor’

DENVER (CBS4) – New Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch is featured on one of three of this week’s regional covers of Sports Illustrated.

The Broncos took Lynch with their first pick and 26th overall in the NFL draft on Thursday.

(credit: Sports Illustrated)

(credit: Sports Illustrated)

Lynch joins No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff of the Los Angeles Rams and No. 2 pick Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles on regional covers.

The cover calls Lynch “The Successor” on the cover. The subtitle says “That hole the Broncos had at QB? Consider it Filled.”

The last Broncos rookie quarterback featured on the cover of SI was John Elway in 1983.

Other Broncos quarterbacks who have appeared on the cover are Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow, Jake Plummer and Brock Osweiler.

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