Four Broncos QBs out for Sunday’s game against Saints

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Jeff Driskel
Jeff Driskel was placed on the Broncos’ COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday. (DenverBroncos.com)

Multiple reports Saturday indicated that all of the active quarterbacks on the Denver Broncos roster were likely to be out of Sunday’s scheduled game with the Saints because of exposure to COVID-19.

Broncos quarterback Jeff Driskel tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, and the other quarterbacks on the roster – starter Drew Lock, backup Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles, who is on the practice squad – all had interaction with Driskel on Wednesday.

Reportedly, the NFL told the Broncos to remove all three players off the practice field on Saturday.

According to 9News’ Mike Klis, sources said one of the issues was the quarterbacks were seen not wearing masks at the time of close contact.

Since Driskel tested positive, all three quarterbacks have tested negative.

If the quarterbacks are not cleared before Sunday’s game, the Broncos’ options could include starting practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton, a former Wake Forest quarterback, signing their offensive quality control coach Rob Calabrese, who played at Central Florida, or running out of a Wildcat formation.

 

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