Kendall Hinton's LinkedIn Page is Amazing

Denver Broncos WR/QB Kendall Hinton's LinkedIn page shows how improbable his NFL journey has been.
Denver Broncos WR/QB Kendall Hinton's LinkedIn page shows how improbable his NFL journey has been. / Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Kendall Hinton's debut as an NFL quarterback wasn't exactly an impressive one. But regardless of the outcome, just the simple fact that he started at QB for the Denver Broncos on Sunday was incredible.

The practice squad wide receiver couldn't have had any idea he'd get that opportunity, and that really shows when you take a look at his LinkedIn page.

The harsh reality of the NFL is that most players are out of the league after just a few years. We simply don't hear much about these unheralded players. That means that the wise NFL hopefuls start working on backup plans early. Hinton was doing just that.

A major in Healthy and Exercise Science at Wake Forest, Hinton started looking to get involved in the medical sales industry after being waived from the Denver Broncos practice squad in September.

That was put on hold when he was re-signed on November 4, and it wasn't long before he was thrust into the spotlight.

A former collegiate QB turned wide receiver, Hinton hasn't thrown more than 50 passes in a season since his 2015 Freshman season at Wake Forest. To go from that to starting as an NFL QB on about one day's notice is absolutely incredible.

Being game for such a difficult and surprising transition, Hinton may well have earned himself a more long-term spot on an NFL roster. His medical sales career could be on hold for a while.

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