On Sunday, in Week 12 of one of the most bizarre NFL season ever, the Denver Broncos will take the field and face the New Orleans Saints without a quarterback.
So they’ve decided to turn to a practice squad wide receiver who has never played an NFL snap to take the reign.
With the Denver Broncos’ entire QB room ineligible to play due to COVID-19 contact tracing, the team will turn to Kendal Hinton, a former quarterback at Wake Forest, who was signed to their practice squad earlier this month.
Hinton is such an unknown that people inside the Broncos organization don’t even know who he is:
Hinton last played QB in 2018 where he completed two of eight passes for 2 yards and once interception.
Hinton transitioned to wide receiver in the backend of his career at Wake Forest. Until then, he was a dual-threat quarterback. As a freshman, he started two games and played in nine before injury ended his season.
Hinton went undrafted, and signed on with the Broncos. He hung around in Denver through training camp, and impressed. Then he was waived on cutdown day. While out of the league for over a month, according to Jones, Hinton worked “some kind of sales” job.