The Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler is expected to get the start for Sunday matchup against the Washington Redskins, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
Though the team didn’t announce a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game, all signs point to Osweiler getting the nod against the Redskins to give Paxton Lynch another week to try to get fully healthy for the season finale on Dec. 31. Lynch is formally listed as questionable to play and was deemed by coach Vance Joseph on Friday to be “about 90 percent” recovered from his ankle injury, but Lynch will be the backup Sunday.
Lynch’s practice time has been limited for much of the season as he missed the first half of the season because of a shoulder injury he suffered against the Green Bay Packers in the preseason. And after he briefly returned to make the start against the Raiders, he had not practiced because of his ankle injury until this week, but on a limited basis.
It would be the fourth start of the season for Osweiler, and Sunday’s start will give him a chance to pick up where he left off in the Broncos’ Week 15 win at Indianapolis, where he took over late in the first quarter for an injured Trevor Siemian and engineered four scoring drives in a 25-13 victory. Osweiler finished with two passing touchdowns, a rushing touchdown, zero interceptions and a 147.7 rating.
The Broncos have started three different quarterbacks this season with Siemian having started 10 of them.