Granted, Broncos fans have had plenty of reasons to weep this season, too. Over the past seven weeks, executive John Elway's ability to identify QB talent has been left for dead in the wake of terrible performances by three of his draftees: Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Lynch. Yes, Siemian led the squad to two touchdowns after taking over for Lynch yesterday, but he did so during de facto garbage time. He's unlikely to be anything more than a competent backup in the NFL — and Osweiler and Lynch continue to look like major busts.
That said, Lynch's tears at least showed he cares — something that has been very much in doubt during his two years in Denver. Nonetheless, he was subjected to a social-media battering after the final whistle blew by those who continue to subscribe to the antiquated notion that real men should be silent and stoic and keep all their turmoil inside.
Other tweeters were more sympathetic, but those who identified with Lynch were definitely outnumbered. See what we mean in our countdown of the twenty most memorable tweets on the topic, on view below.
Sorry, hell of a game though! My Broncos have given me a reason to cry this season.— Bryan Seely (@Bryr32) November 27, 2017
@Broncos What did the Broncos get for their first round draft QB, “Paxie”? A first class cry baby and two puddles of tears! Sending Puffs tissues to keep on the sideline for the cry babies.— Diana Brown (@dlp325) November 27, 2017
U mad? AHAHAHAHAHA RAIDERS > CRY BABY BRONCOS— SpaceMagikc (@SpaceMagikc) November 27, 2017
I cry during Broncos games. pic.twitter.com/hYrvNBCofB— IntellectKills (@intellectkills2) November 26, 2017
If I wanted to see athletes cry, I'd watch ice dancing. #Broncos— The Other Mark (@MyLobotomy) November 26, 2017
You would cry if you played on Broncos this year— Roy Cronsell (@outfield1988) November 26, 2017
Brutal sequence watching Paxton Lynch cry on the sidelines while listening to the announcers beat up on him - and I’m the opposite of a Broncos fan.— Jacqueline Liu (@jackie_liu5) November 26, 2017
Don’t like the Broncos at all but seeing a player cry on the bench makes me feel sad https://t.co/P8PeVK231z— Cara (@caraaaaaa) November 26, 2017