NFL squads across the league are cutting their rosters to the league mandated 53 man teams this weekend ahead of the start of the season kicking off Thursday night, September 6th when the Atlanta Falcons meet the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. Plenty of personnel has been chopped from team lineups, but two of the biggest surprises are a pair of second and third year quarterbacks.
Paxton Lynch, who was drafted 26th overall in 2016 out of the University of Memphis, was supposed to be the heir apparent future starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Alas, it did not pan out that way as Lynch struggled in his limited playing time and was cut today from the Broncos.
Even more surprising, Davis Webb, who was drafted by the New York Giants in the 2017 NFL draft, and was given a four year contract, was cut today as well. Webb was seen by some as the successor to Eli Manning in New York and was certainly considered Manning’s backup for the upcoming season. With the release, the Giants only have rookie Kyle Lauletta out of the University of Richmond as their primary backup qb.
It will be interesting to see if these two athletes find new homes in the coming weeks.