Broncos Asked NFL If Assistant Coaches Can Play QB; League Said No

The Broncos are expected to start practice squad receiver Kendall Hinton will start at quarterback on Sunday after Denver lost all their quarterbacks due to NFL COVID-19 protocols.

No. 3 quarterback Jeff Driskel tested positive for the virus on Thursday, and starting quarterback Drew Lock, backup Brett Rypien and practice squad quarterback Blake Bortles were determined to be in high-risk close contact with Driskel.

With such short notice, the Broncos went into scramble mode. According to Mike Klis of 9 News, the Broncos asked the NFL if they could have one of their offensive quality control coaches at quarterback. 

Rob Calabrese, a former quarterback at Central Florida and Justin Rascati, a former quarterback at James Madison, were the two options the team had in mind.

The league said no to the request. 

With those options out, the Broncos will go with Hinton at quarterback. He played some quarterback at Wake Forest, completing 53 percent of passes, for 1504 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. 

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