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2019 Broncos Roster Review: Quarterback Brett Rypien

Every training camp sees a fan favorite underdog QB. Brett Rypien has the makings of being the guy if he gets a decent chance.

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It was a somewhat surprising move to see the Broncos pick up Brett Rypien as an undrafted free agent after the 2019 NFL Draft. They had Joe Flacco. They traded up to pick up Drew Lock. They already had Kevin Hogan on the roster.

But they see something in Rypien worth working on, so we’ll get to hopefully see some of his NFL development up close in this year’s training camp.


Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 202 pounds

Age: 23 | Experience: Rookie

Rypien joined the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of college with a signing bonus of $10k. He’s got nothing to lose and a good relationship with Rich Scangarello, so the Broncos are the best team for him to work with in his bid to be an NFL QB.

The Good

While Rypien didn’t necessarily face the stiffest of competition in his college career, he put up prolific numbers with the Boise State Broncos. He’s very comfortable running an offense under center (a rarity in today’s QBs coming out of college).

The Bad

Rypien doesn’t have a big arm. That’s the largest knock on him coming out of college. He’s a guy that has to put an arc on a pass to get it to the third level, which is going to require a lot more accuracy of him on those throws.



Brett Rypien’s roster status

I see Rypien as a likely practice squad player for another year. I just don’t see any way he’s going to make enough of a showing that the Broncos will use a roster spot on a third QB going into the season.

That being said, I’m excited to see what this young guy can do. He’s got the makings of an NFL QB...he just needs to make his shot count when he gets it.


Where do you see Brett Rypien landing after preseason?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Third QB on the 53
    (607 votes)
  • 40%
    Practice squad
    (691 votes)
  • 13%
    Heck, he could be No. 2!
    (222 votes)
  • 9%
    Another team, most likely
    (168 votes)
1688 votes total Vote Now