AFC Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders

Broncos

Broncos’ HC Vic Fangio says that wide receiver turned emergency QB Kendall Hinton has been making quite an impression during camp this offseason and is making his case for a roster spot in 2021.

“The guy that has had a really good camp from the start of OTAs until now has been Kendall,” Fangio said, via BroncosWire.com. “He’s really looked good as a receiver and he’s improved a lot. He’s in the hunt for one of those spots. He runs super-defined routes — and [to go] from receiver, to kind of on the team, to quarterback, to receiver, I mean, he’s definitely shown that he is here to work, and he really cares about the game of football.”

Chiefs

Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes was cursed by a shaky offensive line in the Super Bowl against the Buccaneers. Now there is new talent blocking for the superstar quarterback this season and he seems to be impressed with the chemistry the group has displayed thus far.

“Yeah, I mean, obviously they’re super talented,” said Mahomes, via ChiefsWire.com. “You know that from the places that they’ve been, all of them. We have a lot of depth and a lot of guys that can fill in here and there. We have guys who can play, which is always good. I think the biggest thing is that if you didn’t know and you just walked into this locker room and saw those guys, you would think that they grew up together.”

“The chemistry that they’ve built already, it’s tremendous,” said Mahomes. “It seems like they’re all best friends, they’ve known each other forever, and whenever you look at great offensive lines, I feel like you have to have that type of aspect of guys that are going to put complete trust in each other and go out there and get after it every single play.”

Raiders

Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow reacted to Derek Carr‘s recently saying that he’d “rather quit” than play for another organization, describing that he quickly reached out to Carr after reading his words. 

“I think I saw it on Twitter, screenshotted it and sent it to him and said, ‘I love this,’” Renfrow said, via SiriusXM NFL Radio. “That’s who you want as a quarterback, that’s who you want as a leader — a guy who’s going to give everything he has.”

Renfrow stood behind the Raiders’ starting quarterback, describing that Carr doesn’t require an exorbitant contract and has his priorities in line. 

He’s made a ton of money. He doesn’t need any more money. He’s going out there to play football. He’s doing it because he loves it. He could retire now and play golf every day. He could do whatever he wants. He has four kids — he could hang out with them every day. But he loves football, so he wants to be around us and he loves the Raiders. And that’s one thing I’ve noticed in the three years that I’ve been with him, that he’s definitely had his priorities in line with God coming first, then his family, and then football. But he takes football very seriously, and his teammates, he treats them the best. And we just love being around a guy like that.”

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