Chiefs head coach Andy Reid interestingly bites his tongue while assessing Paxton Lynch

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — It’s been nearly 20 months ago to the day that the Denver Broncos selected Paxton Lynch with their first pick in the 2016 draft.

On Sunday, he’s scheduled to make just his fourth start—of a possible 32 games in that stretch—with the team that traded up in the first round to pick him.

In a conference call with Denver media on Wednesday morning, Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid—the Broncos’ next and final opponent of 2017—had to hold back when speaking of the man John Elway hoped would be their franchise quarterback for the next decade.

When asked what similarities he noticed between Patrick Mahomes—the Chiefs’ rookie first-round quarterback—and Lynch, if there were any at all, Reid hesitated.

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