The Denver Broncos traded up in the first round Thursday to select Paxton Lynch of Memphis as their quarterback of the future. Lynch already has something in common with his new boss, Denver GM John Elway: Both have a strong baseball background. Elway was drafted by the Yankees and even played a season in the minors. Lynch taught himself to throw the football using his baseball mechanics. We learned this about Lynch, and more, when we connected with him at the Super Bowl.

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