The Denver Broncos’ game with the New Orleans Saints, who are 8-2 on the season, was already going to be pretty difficult for them. It’s going to be even tougher now that they have no quarterbacks that are eligible to play. The news emerged on Saturday that Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, and Blake Bortles would all be out due to being in too close of a proximity to teammate Jeff Driskel, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.
As a result, all four QB’s are out of the reckoning, and it means they will have to resort to some alternative way to approach the game. Running back Royce Freeman and practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton are potential choices to play in their stead. Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions also made news on Saturday as they decided to, finally, end their association with head coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn. The news comes after their loss on Thursday left them each with a record well below .500. Patricia has won just 13 games in 43 attempts while Quinn’s track record wasn’t much better. The Lions have only made the playoffs three times since 1999 and they have failed to win a playoff game since 1991, showing there is much room for improvement with the team.