Nothing is a surprise in the NFL in 2020, and news that all Broncos quarterbacks are ineligible for Sunday’s game against the Saints due to coronavirus is just another first in the history of the league.
Reports say that the Broncos are still going to try and play against the NFC South leading Saints, but there’s no word on who exactly will be the starter at the QB spot.
Saturday Drew Lock,Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were all ruled ineligible to play due to COVID-19.
The Denver Post says that it didn’t appear that the Broncos were given the option of moving the game to Monday.
Another game this week, the AFC North showdown between the Baltimore Ravens and undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers, was moved twice.
As of now that game should go off as planned on Tuesday at 8pn at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
“This is crazy, man,” a Broncos player said in a text message to The Denver Post.
Lock, Rypien and Bortles were each deemed to be high-risk COVID-19 close contacts and none of the three can be in uniform for Sunday’s game,
Sources told ESPN it was quarterback Jeff Driskel. Driskel tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and was moved to the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list later that day.
The Broncos will not be forfeiting Sunday’s game, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Recently Broncos coach Vic Fangio had said running back Royce Freeman is the team’s emergency quarterback.
The Broncos also have wide receiver Kendall Hinton on their practice squad. He was a quarterback during his first three seasons at Wake Forest.
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