Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch has a bright future and his agent, Leigh Steinberg, could not be more excited for Lynch to get his chance.
Steinberg joined Gil Whiteley on Mile High Sports Radio AM 1340/FM 104.7 to discuss the Broncos’ rookie and the day he got drafted.
“On draft day, I never rooted for a player to go later in the draft because there were teams there like the Broncos,” Steinberg said.
Steinberg said Lynch’s situation is similar to one future hall of famer.
“Reminds me of when I was helping Ben Roethlisberger,” Steinberg explained. “He lasted till 11 in the draft, and it was Pittsburgh with a great offensive line, didn’t have to do very much. They had a terrific running game and a killer defense, and he won his first 14 games.”
The Broncos can relate to that Steelers team. The difference being, though, that the Broncos are actually coming off a Super Bowl championship.
Steinberg said Lynch had plenty of teams who wanted to trade up for Lynch, but ultimately the Broncos were “a blessing.”
“We couldn’t have been more thrilled,” Steinberg said. “Both of us knew that Dallas and Kansas City were trying to trade for him, but when I heard John Elway on the line it was a really great night. We were aware that they were trying to move, and if it was Dallas, KC or Denver, they all were promising situations with good organizations.”
When Elway called the both of them, Steinberg mentioned how Dallas also wanted to trade up to get either the 19th, 20th or 22nd pick, most likely for Lynch, but it was almost a dream come true knowing the Super Bowl champs wanted to draft Lynch.
“When it was Denver, oh my goodness,” Steinberg said. “You’re sitting there talking to a hall of fame QB who turns into a hall of fame executive. You have a coach who used to play QB, and you got a team who just won the Super Bowl with a defense from Mars.”
Everyone in Lynch’s party was ecstatic, and Lynch, who was playing catch with a friend outside of a bowling alley, had to be summoned by Steinberg to explain to him what was going on.
And with that, he was a Denver Bronco.
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