The Denver Broncos announced yesterday, that all three of their active quarterback’s (QB) will not play on Sunday versus the New Orleans Saints. This decision was decided on Covid-19 concerns as all three QB’s were considered high risk close contacts in the previous days.
The three ineligible QB’s consist of rookie Drew Lock, veteran Blake Bortles, and Brett Rypien.
The Denver Broncos made a request to the league to have their assistant coaches suit up to play the empty QB position; However, the NFL rejected this request almost immediately.
Early this morning, Ian Rapoport confirmed on Twitter that undrafted rookie wide receiver Kendell Hinton will go under center for the Denver Broncos against the Saints.
Although placing a wide receiver (WR) at the QB position seems bizarre, Hinton has a history playing the role. Hinton played the position all throughout high school, and even briefly appeared as Wake Forest’s QB before switching to WR.
A solid game plan revolving around Hinton at QB is the most unsure of thing regarding Today’s Broncos versus Saints game. The only sure thing of the situation is that it will be a super interesting watch, with all eyes on the rookie Kendall Hinton.