With Trevor Siemian injured, Paxton Lynch will make the first start of his career on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, as Mike Klis of 9news.com first reported.
Siemian suffered an injury to his left, non-throwing shoulder just before halftime in a 27-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports it is unlikely Siemian will be active Sunday, making Austin Davis the backup to Lynch.
The Denver Broncos first-round pick went 14-of-24 for 170 yards and threw his first career touchdown pass in relief of Siemian.
Lynch will be the fifth rookie quarterback to start a game in the NFL this season, joining Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott, Jacoby Brissett and Cody Kessler. Meanwhile, No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff hasn’t gotten any playing time with the Los Angeles Rams.