The 4 Denver Broncos quarterbacks who have been dominated to be ineligible for one contest remaining year after being deemed near contacts attempted to game the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols, according to a Los Angeles Times record.
In last season’s 31-3 Denver loss against the New Orleans Saints, practice squad receiver Kendall Hinton performed most people of snaps at quarterback.
That becomes because then-1/3-string quarterback Jeff Driskel examined nice for COVID-19. The Los Angeles Times specified how then-starter Drew Lock, backup Brett Rypien, and practice squad passer Blake Bortles also ended up as close contacts after surveillance photos from within the Broncos team facility stuck them trying to idiot the league’s tracking system.
The Times pronounced that the players eliminated their contact tracing devices and put them in the 4 corners of the quarterback meeting room, but then sat together to look at the film. The trackers, therefore, logged records that confirmed they were observing social distancing requirements after they have been now not.
Because they had been deemed to be close contacts, they then had been ineligible to play that week.
Then-standard supervisor John Elway made several pleas to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the Times mentioned, to delay the game until the subsequent Tuesday. Goodell denied the requests due to the proof seen in the pictures.
The Broncos had been then pressured to raise Hinton to the quarterback, even though running backs Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman also were given snaps in wildcat formations.
Hinton completed the game 1-of-nine for 13 yards with two interceptions.
John Elway was livid with the NFL. He admitted earlier this 12 months that he hung up on the league office because he changed into so indignant that the sport became now not postponed.
Later within the season, the Baltimore Ravens handled a COVID-19 outbreak and the NFL postponed their recreation against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Some players have been angry that the NFL helped the Ravens but advised the Bronsumcos “too terrible.” The league stated at the time that the decision became based totally upon Denver’s COVID scenario being extra contained than the only with the Ravens. There was clearly greater to the story than that