Brett Rypien

Brett Rypien

Quarterback #4
Team: Denver Broncos
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 210 lb.
College:Boise State
Age:23
Born:July 9, 1996
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Brett Rypien: Ends 2019 without a pass

Rypien dressed as the backup for three games in 2019, but did not appear in any of them.

Analysis: As the Broncos shuffled quarterbacks in Weeks 9 through 12 while both Joe Flacco and Drew Lock were injured, Rypien was briefly promoted to the active roster to backup Brandon Allen. He was cut and came back to the practice squad once Lock came off of injured-reserve and signed back with the team at the end of the season. In three preseason games, he made an impressive touchdown throw to fellow rookie Juwann Winfree in the opener, but looked mostly out of sorts. Rypien earned a six-figure signing bonus out of the draft, so the Broncos brass clearly liked his potential. He figures to battle Allen and maybe another body or two in training camp for the right to back up Lock in 2020.

January 4, 2020 10:51 AM EST

Brett Rypien: Signs futures deal

Rypien signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos on Monday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old spent most of November on the 53-man roster but was waived and rejoined the practice squad once Drew Locke (thumb) came off injured reserve. Joe Flacco's return from a neck injury isn't guaranteed, which could leave Rypien and Brandon Allen to fight for the backup job behind Locke.

December 30, 2019 2:14 PM EST

Brett Rypien: Sticking in Denver

Rypien is signing with the Broncos' practice squad, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old was waived by the team over the weekend with Drew Lock (thumb) returning from injured reserve, but he'll remain with Denver on the practice squad after clearing waivers. Rypien didn't see the field during his month-long stint on the 53-man roster.

December 2, 2019 3:36 PM EST

Brett Rypien: Let go by Denver

Rypien was waived by the Broncos on Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: The Broncos activated Drew Lock (thumb) on Saturday so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to see the team waive their backup signal caller. It's entire possible Rypien could return to the team's practice squad after a near month-long stint on the 53-man roster.

November 30, 2019 2:48 PM EST

Brett Rypien: Lands on Denver's practice squad

Rypien signed with the Broncos' practice squad on Sunday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Rypien was in contention for the No. 2 job behind Joe Flacco with Drew Lock (thumb) sidelined, but the Broncos ended up claiming Brandon Allen off waivers to fill the role. Rypien completed 27 of 44 passes for 207 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in three preseason games.

September 2, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Brett Rypien: Serviceable in exhibition finale

Rypien completed eight of 11 attempts for 86 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Broncos' 20-7 preseason win over the Cardinals on Thursday. He also lost two yards on his two rushes.

Analysis: Rypien got his interception out of the way early, as he was picked off at the Cardinals' 43 yard-line on his first drive. Then, following a four-play, 75-yard touchdown drive on which Rypien failed to throw a pass, he bounced back to help lead an 11-play, 73-yard march that culminated in a field goal. The Boise State product remains in contention for the No. 2 job behind Joe Flacco to open the season, with Kevin Hogan serving as his competition for that role.

August 29, 2019 9:39 PM EST

Brett Rypien: Modest showing in loss

Rypien entered Saturday's 10-6 preseason loss to the Rams on the fourth series and completed 14 of 23 passes for 80 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

Analysis: With rookie Drew Lock (thumb) set to miss the start of the regular season, Rypien is officially in contention for the No. 2 job behind Joe Flacco as per coach Vic Fangio himself. However, his performance Saturday wasn't anything that would seemingly advance his case by any appreciable degree. The 23-year-old's minuscule 3.5 yards per attempt certainly speaks to how close to the vest he played while logging extensive action. Rypien will have one more opportunity to show what he's capable of in next Thursday's preseason finale against the Cardinals.

August 24, 2019 9:24 PM EST

Brett Rypien: Enters backup competition

Coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday that Rypien is competing for the backup quarterback job, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

Analysis: Rypien's opportunity comes with rookie second-round pick Drew Lock (thumb) expected to miss the start of the regular season. Jones is guaranteed a spot on the 53-man roster and appears destined for the backup gig at some point, but Rypien could earn the No. 2 role to begin the regular season if he's able to beat out Kevin Hogan.

August 21, 2019 1:47 PM EST

Brett Rypien: Tosses touchdown in HOF Game

Rypien completed five of 10 passes for 41 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's 14-10 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Rypien exited Thursday's game with better stats than the other two quarterbacks who dressed for the Broncos, but the performance was uneven. The rookie undrafted free agent sailed some passes early before finding a rhythm during Denver's late scoring drive. His fourth-down 15-yard touchdown pass to Juwann Winfree was more a 10-90 ball than a 50-50 pass, but it was solid outing. Fellow rookie Drew Lock still seems destined for the backup job, but a few more games like Thursday's could make it hard for Denver to try to stash Rypien on the practice squad.

August 3, 2019 7:12 AM EST

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