The first start of 2017 for Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch did not go according to plan. He was 9-of-14 for only 41 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in a loss to the Oakland Raiders. Lynch also left with an ankle injury, which will sideline him for 2-4 weeks.

After a lackluster first year in which he struggled in his limited opportunities, it’s not been a great start to the young man’s career. On Monday, his agent, Leigh Steinberg, defended his client against those who are already labeling him a bust.