DENVER (CBS4) – Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch nearly tied and broke a team record in Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Of quarterbacks who made their professional starting debut with the Broncos, Lynch completed more passes than any previous player.
Brian Griese is the only Broncos quarterback to complete more passes in his debut, when he connected on 24 passes against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 13, 1999.
Sunday, against the Falcons, Lynch completed 23 passes.
With the mark, Lynch surpasses Ken Karcher (22), Steve DeBerg (21), and Charley Johnson, Brock Osweiler, and Hugh Millen, all of whom threw for 20 completions.
Lynch, who was selected by the Broncos with the 26th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, went 23-of-34 for 223 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Including the loss to the Falcons, quarterbacks making their debuts with the Broncos are 19-27 all-time.