SJ - November 29, 2020
The Denver Broncos will start a practice squad wide receiver at quarterback on Sunday. Kendall Hinton, who played quarterback in high school and at Wake Forest, was pushed into action after all of the Broncos quarterbacks were ruled out.
So how did Denver end up in this situation? Quarterback Jeff Driskel tested positive for COVID-19 and the other quarterbacks on the roster, Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Borltes, didn't wear masks around him.
From Pro Football Talk:
Kendall Hinton, a wide receiver on the practice squad, will be the Broncos’ starting quarterback today against the Saints.
Hinton was a high school quarterback who started two games at quarterback for Wake Forest as a true freshman in 2015. After that he spent three seasons as a backup quarterback before moving to receiver in 2019.
The NFL refused to move the game to Tuesday and is punishing the Broncos for not properly following the COVID-19 protocols.
Forcing a team to start a practice squad wide receiver is a savage move by the NFL, especially after they pushed the Ravens game back after they had an outbreak.
But why not? 2020 has been wild as shit already.