Elway, Joseph. Are you listening?
Cut Paxton Lynch tomorrow. Hell, cut him tonight. Cap hit, schmap hit.
Lynch looked lost, helpless and completely inept when he took over for Chad Kelly late in the 3rd quarter, failing to put together a scoring drive against the Bears' 2nd and 3rd string defense. His reads looked bad, his throws looked bad, he showed only a glimpse or two of pocket presence, and it's time to cut ties with the biggest 1st round draft bust in the storied history of the Denver Broncos.
I don't know who in their right mind would trade for this guy (and neither does anyone else), but if a partner emerges, then Elway needs to pull the trigger immediately, even if it's for a ham sandwich in return.
Get Lynch out of town ASAP. He's terrible, and he makes the team worse by simply being in the locker room.
As for the rest of team. Whoopty do. They looked decent tonight. Nothing more, nothing less. And, honestly, nothing to get excited about. Hate to be a Negative Nancy (not really), but the Bears aren't exactly the cream of the NFL crop.
But, hey: celebrate the positive developments of a 1 point loss! Whatever floats your boat. Just realize that, for all intents and purposes, this team looks like dead last in the AFC West right now. Chargers, Chiefs and Raiders are stacked with talent and I've seen better play out of them in their preseason games.
Me? I'll celebrate when Case Keenum finally gets around to throwing his first TD in a Denver Broncos jersey.