I've always been a wait until the last minute guy. To steal a line from the official t-shirt of 12 year old boys and facebook moms, I put the pro in procrastination.
You never know what's going to happen next in life; that's why I always push it off. Why write a paper on night one when you have 13 more?
Imagine if on night eight you got hit by a car and died? How could you live with your dead self knowing you wasted your final days on this planet giving your 11th grade English teacher 500 words dissecting Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken"? I bet your dead ass would wish you took the sidewalk more traveled.
This is essentially why I always wait until Sunday morning to lock in the #TooManyLegs Teaser of the Week. With COVID this season and protocols that make as much sense as not taxing Amazon, I don't want to lock in a bet that ends up being severally impacted by COVID. There's been talks all season about what would happen if a team lost an entire positional group due to COVID and now it looks like we're going to get exactly that in the Mile High City.
That's right. The 4-6 Denver Broncos do not have a QB tomorrow and the game is still being played. I have not fucked with the Broncos for nearly my entire life (I tolerated them in 2010-11 because of someone we'll shortly get to) but even I have to admit this is wicked unfair to expect them to play an NFL game tomorrow with no QB.
The precedent has already been set. Earlier this season the Patriots and Broncos Week 5 matchup was rescheduled twice and ultimately played Week 6 due to COVID. Just this week the Ravens/Steelers game that was originally scheduled for Thanksgiving night was rescheduled twice because of COVID. It's now our second Tuesday Night Football game of the year; the Bills and Titans played on a Tuesday due to an outbreak in October. There is a contingency plan in place to expand the playoffs if games are cancelled.
Despite all that, the Broncos have less than a day's notice to prepare for the New Orleans Saints without a quarterback because Jeff Driskel tested positive and Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were caught with their masks down.
I don't want to get political, masks shouldn't be political.
But you knew the second news came out that the Broncos would be QB-less people would use this as the latest reason to bang the "why don't they just sign Kaepernick?" drum.
I support Kap and believe he got blackballed, but we've seen that taking a knee is the quickest way to lose your job as an NFL QB.
Of course, I'd love to see the Broncos sign Tim Tebow or Colin Kaepernick, but after about 32 seconds of research it's pretty clear they're not eligible to play NFL football with this short of notice. People just want their free retweets.
So unfortunately for us, the Denver Broncos and mankind as whole, we will not be getting a Taysom Hill vs. Tim Tebow dream matchup tomorrow.
It appears the Broncos will go with WR Kendall Hinton at QB.
But that doesn't mean there aren't other Broncos willing to moonlight at QB.
I LOVED teasing the Saints to -0.5 tomorrow too, but with the uncertainty going into the game, Saints @ Broncos has been pulled by many sportbooks.
Be sure to check DOL tomorrow morning to see the picks that will get the 4-6 #TooManyLegs Teaser back in the win column.
UPDATE: The Broncos have chimed in.