Sean Payton had zero chill roasting Ben DiNucci into oblivion at Broncos minicamp
Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton joked with quarterback Ben DiNucci after throwing an interception in rookie minicamp on Saturday.
The Denver Broncos have entered a brand new period with Sean Payton as their new head coach. After the Nathaniel Hackett experiment flopped badly, the workforce traded draft capital to the New Orleans Saints to carry Payton out of retirement to not solely carry the workforce to its successful methods however to additionally repair Russell Wilson, who had a brutal first season.
On Saturday, the Broncos held their second day of rookie minicamp, and Sean Payton is already scaring a few of his gamers.
Within the aforementioned observe, quarterback Ben DiNucci threw an interception to rookie linebacker and third-round draft decide Drew Sanders, proper in entrance of workforce proprietor Greg Penner.
Throughout a media session, a reporter requested Payton in regards to the interception recorded by Sanders. Then, Payton joked that he issued a warning to DiNucci and that was that Penner “owns Walmart” and “if it doesn’t work out right here, I’m certain there’s a greeting alternative someplace at one in every of his native shops.”
Payton’s feedback come courtesy of 9 Sports activities’ Mike Klis and DNVR Sports activities’ Zac Stevens.
Drew Sanders decide six at present got here off Ben DiNucci.
It occurred proper in entrance of Greg Penner. After observe, Sean Payton joked:
“I informed Ben…‘You understand, he owns Walmart. If it would not work out right here, I’m certain there’s a greeting alternative someplace at one in every of his native shops.'”
— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) May 13, 2023
Sean Payton jokingly points Walmart warning to Ben DiNucci after rookie minicamp interception
That sounded harsh, however Payton was joking round with DiNucci. Payton mentioned in Klis’ video above that he was telling Penner, the workforce proprietor and chairman of Walmart, that DiNucci was enjoying nicely in minicamp.
DiNucci shouldn’t be beneath contract with the Broncos, as he was invited to minicamp for a tryout. In 2020, DiNucci was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys within the seventh spherical out of James Madison. He performed in three video games for the Cowboys throughout his rookie season, together with a begin in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles. In these three video games, DiNucci threw for 219 yards, zero touchdowns, and nil interceptions whereas finishing 23-of-43 go makes an attempt.
After getting waived by the Cowboys forward of the 2022 season, DiNucci was drafted by the XFL’s Seattle Sea Dragons. DiNucci led the whole XFL in passing yards (2,671), completions (242), and go makes an attempt (374), whereas throwing 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, via the XFL’s official website.
The Sea Dragons clinched a playoff spot with a 7-3 report however misplaced within the North Division Finals to the D.C. Defenders.
The Broncos have Wilson, Jarrett Stidham, and Jared Guarantano on their quarterback depth chart. As soon as the rookie minicamp concludes on Sunday, one has to surprise if DiNucci will obtain a contract provide from the Broncos.