You know Patrick Mahomes, and you probably know Tom Brady. But what about Kendall Hinton? Like Mahomes and Brady, Hinton is starting at QB today.
Since all three of Denver’s QBs — Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, and Blake Bortles — are ineligible to play due to COVID-19 contact tracing, the Broncos will start Hinton, an undrafted rookie practice squad wide receiver. Yes, that’s all correct.
Hinton played QB in his first three seasons at Wake Forest before moving to wide receiver for his final two years. At Wake, Hinton completed 133-of-253 passes, threw for 1,504 yards, and tossed 8 touchdowns to 7 interceptions. Not exactly a golden arm, huh?
He did rush for over 1,000 yards with 12 touchdowns.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Sunday will mark the first time in 55 years that an NFL team will start a non-QB.
So, what will it look like? Something like this, hopefully:
Denver cut Hinton in September but he re-joined the team’s practice squad on Nov. 4.
NFL Network’s James Palmer reports there are people in the Broncos building who have not even met Kendall Hinton.
Hinton has never played in an NFL game. What a way to start.