Paxton Lynch, the 2016 first-round pick who was selected to be the successor to Peyton Manning before soon falling out of the NFL and into the Canadian Football League, has been released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL.

The move doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as Lynch never saw any action during his time with the Roughriders, as he fell to third on the depth chart before he could play a single snap.

Lynch’s release and lack of playing time might have been motivated in part by his decision not to vaccinate himself, which made it so that he couldn’t travel with the team.

Considering he wasn’t even able to get onto the field in the CFL, this could be the end of Lynch’s football career. His best hope now might be to catch on as a backup with some team in the soon-to-start United States Football League reboot.

This latest release continues a long series of disappointments in the professional football career of Paxton Lynch.

Lynch was released by the Broncos in September of 2018, just two years after being drafted by Denver. He then signed with the Seattle Seahawks during the 2019 offseason but was released during final roster cuts. He then was signed to the Steelers practice squad, and even was activated for a game following an injury to Mason Rudolph, but he never saw the field.

The Steelers then released him during roster cuts prior to the 2020 season, and it took him almost an entire year before he was signed by the Roughriders.