SJ - February 23, 2022
A lot of people say that Ryan Leaf was the biggest NFL Draft bust of all-time. Former Raiders first-round pick JaMarcus Russell is high up on that list, but we might have a new leader in the clubhouse and his name is Paxton Lynch.
Lynch wasn't a top pick in the first-round, but being drafted in the first-round is being drafted in the first-round. He was drafted in the first-round by the Broncos in 2016.
Fast forward to last night and he was drafted in the 12th-round by the Michigan Panthers in the USFL Draft. This just days after he was released by his CFL team.
Ending the day how we started it: with a 🔥 QB selection!
Welcome to the Panther fam, Paxton Lynch! pic.twitter.com/byYaLJ3ztO
— Michigan Panthers (@USFLPanthers) February 23, 2022
Paxton Lynch was released by Saskatchewan Roughriders on Monday
Fewest career Pass Yards by QB drafted in first round from 2000-19
Paxton Lynch 792
Johnny Manziel 1,675
Tim Tebow 2,422
Dwayne Haskins 2,804
Josh Rosen 2,864 pic.twitter.com/CgHJTBFTu8
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) February 22, 2022
Some guys have a really hard time calling it quits. It appears as if Paxton is one of those guys. He might be able to land a backup job with an NFL team, but there isn't a chance he starts again in NFL.
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