Broncos Fans Start Crowdfunding Page so Team Can Cut Paxton Lynch

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 13, 2018

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Paxton Lynch #12 of the Denver Broncos looks downfield against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 31, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Some fans of the Denver Broncos really don't want Paxton Lynch on the roster anymore.

A fan in Colorado set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help the team release the quarterback, with a goal set of $600,000.

"Raising money to cover the Denver Broncos cost of cutting Quarterback Paxton Lynch off of the team roster," the page's description reads.

If the Broncos were to cut Lynch, he would carry a cap hit of $4.45 million this season and $1.87 million in 2019-20, per Spotrac.

Lynch was a first-round pick in 2016 out of the University of Memphis but has played sparingly. He has appeared in five games while going just 1-3 as a starter, producing a 76.7 quarterback rating. He has four career touchdowns to go with four interceptions.

He struggled mightily in Denver's first preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, finishing 6-of-11 for 24 yards and an interception against mostly backups.

Considering 10 fans have already joined in the crowdsourcing campaign as of Monday afternoon, there is at least some interest in forcing a release.

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