Lynch, who is working with a private tutor in Florida, has been in contact with new head coach Vance Joseph ahead of next month's team activities, the Broncos' official site reports.

Joseph told reporters that while Lynch has the physical traits to be a successful quarterback, taking up that mantle requires leadership and study -- a challenge Lynch is ready for. The comments seem to address rumors that have circulated claiming that Lynch showed some immaturity during his rookie season, which was primarily spent serving as Trevor Siemian's backup. So long as Lynch heeds his new coach's words, it'd be a surprise if he doesn't win the starting job come August. The second-year passer has a unique blend of size, athleticism and arm strength, and the switch in systems from the West Coast offense Denver used last season to a hybrid scheme under new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy would seem to fit those traits.

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