Paxton Lynch finally had the opportunity to start for the Broncos this season in Week 12 against the Raiders. But he fell in the third quarter with an ankle injury.
Lynch tried to put weight on his ankle to prepare to return to the game. But the team discarded it almost immediately.
Trevor Siemian entered the game and took over Lynch.
The quarterback position has been a weakness for the Broncos this season. Lynch suffered a shoulder injury in the preseason that kept him out of play for most of the season. Siemian landed the starting spot at the start of the season and threw for 1,669 yards, nine touchdowns and 10 selections.
Siemian was sent to the bench and replaced by Brock Osweiler in weeks 9, 10 and 11. Osweiler completed 53 percent of his pbades for 117 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions.
Lynch completed 9-of-14 for 41 yards, without touchdowns and an interception before leaving the game. He also took four sacks and lost 23 yards, giving him only 18 net yards on the day.