Denver Broncos turn to former SEC veteran to potentially sort out their QB puzzle
The Denver Broncos are in a pickle with their quarterback position because of COVID-19 protocols. The Broncos on Sunday inserted Kendall Hinton into the role, a former end-of-the-depth chart wide receiver.
The Broncos called him back earlier this month and re-signed him to their practice squad on Nov. 4.
His life took a turn Saturday when Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were pulled off the practice field and sent home after the NFL deemed them high-risk close contacts of Jeff Driskel, who tested positive for the coronavirus on Thanksgiving Day, the Associated Press reported.
Turns out, the four QBs had gathered for some film study on their own Tuesday, the players’ day off, “which is commendable,” coach Vic Fangio said after Denver’s 31-3 loss to New Orleans on Sunday.
Now there is news from Field Yates of ESPN that the Broncos will bring in for a tryout former Vanderbilt QB Kyle Shurmur, the son of Denver offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Kyle Shurmur was on and off the Kansas City Chiefs roster and practice squad last season after he signed with the organization after the 2019 NFL Draft.
With their current QB situation, the Broncos will be trying out a familiar face: Kyle Shurmur, the son of current offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 30, 2020