Broncos struggle without a quarterback in 31-3 loss to the Saints
DENVER, Col. (Wyoming News Now) - News struck the NFL when it was announced that the Denver Broncos would enter their matchup against the New Orleans Saints without a quarterback, due to quarterback, Jeff Driskel testing positive for COVID-19. Reports say that all other Denver quarterbacks were without masks, while in close contact with Driskel.
“Well I was disappointed on a couple levels,” Broncos head coach, Vic Fangio said. “That our quarterbacks put us in this position, that our quarterbacks put the league in that position. We count on them to be leaders of the team and leaders of the offense and those guys made a mistake.”
Undrafted wide receiver, Kendall Hinton, took over the Broncos quarterback position during Sunday’s game, who had little to no practice at the quarterback position all week.
“It’s been the most eventful 24 hours of my life,” Hinton said. “When I got the call it was pure excitement. Of course, there were nerves and disbelief, but the encouragement the team gave me, guys keeping me up the whole time.”
Denver went onto lose to New Orleans, 31-3. Hinton threw 1-9, 13 yards, and an interception. This was the first time a team threw more interceptions than receptions, since the San Diego Chargers threw for more interceptions than completions on September 20, 1998, against the Kansas City Chiefs.
“Obviously I haven’t done a good enough job selling the protocols to them when they’re on their own,” Fangio referring to the quarterbacks.
The Broncos fall to 4-7 on the season. Their next game will be on the road against the defending Super Bowl champs in the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 6. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:20pm MT.
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