Aug 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

News Articles

Former first-round pick Paxton Lynch cut by CFL’s Roughriders

Former NFL first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch was released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, the team announced Monday.

The quarterback didn’t see any action in the 2021 season. According to, Lynch didn’t suit up for a single game and was placed on the suspended list prior to the playoffs.

Cody Fajardo was Saskatchewan’s main quarterback while Isaac Harker and Mason Fine each saw limited action.

Lynch, who turned 28 on Feb. 12, received $65,000 in base salary in 2021 plus $3,600 in housing.

The Denver Broncos used the 26th overall pick on Lynch during the 2016 draft, but he played in just five games (four starts) before being released prior to the start of the 2018 campaign. He passed for 792 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions over two seasons.

Lynch also went to training camp with the Seattle Seahawks (2019) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2020) and was released both times.

Lynch played college football for Memphis from 2013-15 and passed for 8,863 yards, 59 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.


Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Upcoming Games

Feb 12th, 6:30 PM

Kansas City +2.5 -110

Philadelphia -2.5 -110