Kendall Hinton Finishes Game With 0.0 Passer Rating

Kendall Hinton and the Broncos were thrust in an impossible situation today after all of the Denver quarterbacks missed the game due to the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols.

With the timing of the news preventing the Broncos from getting anyone with quarterback experience eligible for the game — they lobbied to activate assistant coaches, and were turned down — they had to roll with a rookie practice squad receiver (who in fairness did play QB for a couple years at Wake Forest).

Hinton’s final passing stat line: 1-9, 13 yards, 1.4 yards per attempt, 0 TD, 2 INT, 0.0 passer rating.

The Saints won the game 31-3.

Nonetheless, after all this absurdity has passed and Hinton has the chance to look back on these events, he’ll always be able to tell people he started an NFL game at quarterback. Hopefully with the benefit of time he will be able to look back on it and smile.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. Absolutely true. Can you imagine the NFL making the Chiefs play a game without Mahomes? They had already postponed the game between the Steeler and Ravens, what is their reason for forcing the Broncos to play this game? They could have delayed it until tomorrow, and they would have, if it where one of the teams they want to see in the playoffs

  2. That the Broncos were put in this position by the League’s idiotic Wuhan virus restrictions is beyond understanding. What if someone would have suffered a career ending injury tonight because of no NFL QB being available? A poorly thrown ball, a missed asignment in the backfield, or just an inopportune play call could have caused something like that to happen.

    The NFL is crap.

  3. NFL made the right decision. Denver had four quarterbacks. What was the point if they weren’t keeping the 4th QB away from everyone for emergency situations. Denver made a mistake New Orleans shouldn’t have to readjust their schedule for it. Denver went anarchy on the simplest of NFL COVID rules and they witnessed the results of it.

    I wish the NFL would’ve allowed those assistant coaches to play QB though. That’d have made for an incredible storyline.

    Sarah Fuller would’ve completed at least two passes. Haha.

  4. Technically I believe Broncos RB Lindsay started at QB. He took the first snap anyways. The NFLs hypocrisy has no bounds. Imagine the league doing this to the Steelers, Chiefs, or the Tampa Toms. Yep I can’t imagine it either because it would never happen

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