Kendall Hinton was a practice squad wide receiver and apparently looking for a different career path before he was elevated to the Denver Broncos’ active roster and named starting quarterback for the team’s Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints.
Social media sleuths dug up Hinton’s LinkedIn page showing that he was a student-athlete at Wake Forest University before joining the Broncos and becoming a fundraising coach for Vertical Raise.
His about section read: “Current NFL free agent looking to kick start a career in the medical sales industry where I can learn, grow, and develop both personally and professionally.”
Hinton was named the Broncos’ starting quarterback after all of the team’s quarterbacks were ruled ineligible over violating the NFL’s coronavirus health and safety guidelines.
He joined the Broncos as a free agent in the offseason after playing at Wake Forest, where he played both quarterback and wide receiver. As the team’s signal-caller, Hinton completed 133 di 253 per 1,504 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed 1,059 cantieri e 12 touchdowns.
Hinton didn’t exactly have a great performance on such short notice. He was 1-for-9 with 13 passing yards and two interceptions.
“He did everything he could. He was excited for the opportunity. We had about a two, tre, four-hour window to get him ready, which isn’t a lot obviously. He was excited for it. We were excited for him; his teammates were excited for him. That’s a big, big ask and it just didn’t work out,” coach Vic Fangio said after the game Sunday.
Hinton reportedly made $ 35,000 – the league minimum for a practice-squad player – for his performance.