Kendall Hinton throws pass for Wake Forest. (Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports)

Kendall Hinton is now in at quarterback. Jeff Driskel tested positive for Covid-19 last Thursday. As a result of not following protocol, Denver is going into Sunday’s match with zero active quarterbacks.

Broncos pulled all three quarterbacks, Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, and Blake Bortles. The announcement came the night before, making Denver scramble who will play quarterback on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

Kendall Hinton in as Quarterback

The team decided to start Kendall Hinton. The Denver rookie wide receiver played three years at Wake University has yet to make his debut with the Broncos, and it will not play the wide receiver position. Hinton played quarterback throughout high school and went on to play for Wake Forest as the quarterback.

Kendall Hinton college journey

During the first few years at Wake Forest, he had injuries and suspensions that limited his playing time. He mostly played in the backup role. While playing backup, he threw 1,504 yards, 8TD, and seven interceptions. Hinton decided to change position from quarterback to wide receiver, where he blossomed.

Hinton ended up racking up 73 receptions for 1,001 yards for Wake Forest, hoping for a shot to make it in the NFL. He never was invited to the combine and did not get drafted. However, he did sign as an undrafted free agent to play for the Broncos.

Kendall Hinton chances in the NFL

Broncos waived Hinton at the beginning of the season. However, Broncos brought back Hinton onto the practice squad on November 4th. Hinton’s career has been many ups and downs, but it is Hinton’s spot to shine, and hopefully has a chance to stay with the team depending on his performance.

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