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October 18, 2020 11:40 AM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Set for backup duties
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rypien will serve as Drew Lock's backup Sunday against the Patriots, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Rypien proved enough in his Week 4 start against the Jets, when he completed 19 of 31 passes (61 percent) for 242 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions, to earn the No. 2 quarterback job upon Lock's return to the lineup. Jeff Driskel is inactive as a result. Rypien won't play much this year as long as Lock stays healthy, but his short tryout could keep him in the Broncos' plans moving forward.

October 2, 2020 12:16 AM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Overcomes three-interception night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rypien completed 19 of 31 passes for 242 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in the Broncos' 37-28 win over the Jets on Thursday. He also rushed for minus-5 yards on five carries.

Rypien had quite the rollercoaster of a first NFL start, providing a fair share of highlights and regrettable moments during the surprisingly high-scoring win. The Boise State product almost derailed the game with a pair of second-half interceptions over a span of four attempts, with one of the picks being returned for a touchdown by Pierre Desir to bring the Jets to within 27-25 with 10:45 remaining. However, to his credit, Rypien righted the ship by subsequently leading a pivotal nine-play, 40-yard drive highlighted by a 31-yard completion to Tim Patrick that put the ball in field-goal range. Rypien also connected with rookie Jerry Jeudy earlier in the game on a 48-yard score, and outside of the miscues, he performed serviceably for a first-time starter that traveled a pair of time zones to play on a short week. He'll now have extra time to prepare for what could be a Week 5 start on the road against the Patriots on Sunday, Oct. 11 unless Drew Lock (shoulder) is deemed ready to return for that contest.

September 29, 2020 02:36 PM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Confirmed starter against Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vic Fangio named Rypien the starting quarterback for Thursday's game versus the Jets, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Drew Lock (shoulder) will remain sidelined for a second straight week, affording Rypien an opportunity to make his first NFL start. Rypien made his NFL debut in Week 3's loss to the Buccaneers after Jeff Driskel couldn't produce, and he looked serviceable, completing his first eight passing attempts for 53 yards before tossing an interception. Fangio did relay that Driskel could still be used in the offense, according to James Palmer of NFL Network, but Rypien will get the first chance against a Jets defense that ranks 15th with 239 passing yards allowed per game.

September 29, 2020 01:56 PM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Frontrunner for Week 4 start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Broncos have yet to name a starting quarterback for Thursday's game against the Jets, but Rypien is expected to receive the assignment, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

With top signal-caller Drew Lock (shoulder) set to miss a second straight game Week 4 and with coach Vic Fangio deeming the newly signed Blake Bortles as not being ready to start, Rypien and Jeff Driskel are the candidates to direct the Denver offense against New York. Driskel flopped while starting in place of Lock in the Broncos' 28-10 loss to Tampa Bay in Week 3, completing 17 of 30 attempts for 176 yards, a touchdown and an interception before being benched in the fourth quarter in favor of Rypien. While Rypien didn't produce points on his lone drive, he proved to be more efficient, completing his first eight pass attempts for 53 yards before throwing a red-zone interception on fourth down. The respectable relief performance looks like it will be enough for Rypien to earn his first NFL start, but expect the Broncos to rely on a conservative, run-heavy offensive script Thursday, if the game flow allows for it.

September 28, 2020 02:52 PM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Could start versus Jets on Thursday
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Coach Vic Fangio relayed Monday that he hasn't decided whether Rypien or Jeff Driskel will start against the Jets on Thursday, Zac Stevens of reports.

With Drew Lock (shoulder) out, Driskel started this past Sunday's loss against the Buccaneers, but he was replaced by Rypien after recording just 5.9 yards per attempt, a touchdown and an interception. Rypien was more accurate and just as efficient, completing eight of nine passes for 53 yards (5.9 YPA) and an interception in his first NFL action. The two may compete during the practice week, and Fangio was clear that Blake Bortles isn't in the starting conversation at this time.

September 27, 2020 09:52 PM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Steps in against Bucs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rypien went 8-for-9 passing with 53 yards and an interception during Sunday's 28-10 loss to Tampa Bay.

The recent practice squad call-up stepped in for the ineffective Jeff Driskel Sunday after Driskel absorbed five sacks while throwing one touchdown and one INT in three-plus quarters of duty. Rypien was capable of leading the Broncos on an 11-play, 60-yard sequence during his lone offensive drive, completing eight consecutive passes before being intercepted by Mike Edwards near the goal line. It's unclear if recent signing Blake Bortles will be ready to suit up against the Jets on Thursday, but coach Vic Fangio was unwilling to designate a starting quarterback for Week 4 during Sunday's postgame press conference.

September 25, 2020 06:56 PM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Bumps up from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Broncos promoted Rypien from the practice squad to the active roster Friday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.

In the wake of Drew Lock's shoulder injury, Jeff Driskel is slated to start at least the next two games for the Broncos. The next question surrounds who will serve as Driskel's backup. The team brought in Blake Bortles this week, but coach Vic Fangio doesn't expect the veteran signal-caller to be ready for more than emergency work in his first outing as a Bronco. As a result, Rypien has been plucked from the practice squad to handle No. 2 QB duties for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, at the very least.

September 24, 2020 02:28 PM
Brett Rypien: Set for No. 2 QB duties with Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Vic Fangio said Thursday that the Broncos intend to call Rypien up from the practice squad to serve as the team's backup quarterback Sunday against the Buccaneers, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.

Though the Broncos will delay placing Drew Lock (shoulder) on injured reserve, the team's starting signal-caller is still expected to miss at least two games. Denver signed Blake Bortles earlier this week to add some experienced depth at the position while Lock is sidelined, but Fangio suggested Bortles likely won't be ready to serve as anything more than an emergency option at quarterback Sunday, if he's even active for the contest. Since Rypien has familiarity with the Broncos' system after spending the past year and a half with the organization as a member of the offseason roster, 53-man roster or practice squad, Fangio views him as an ideal backup in the short term for Jeff Driskel, who will start in place of Lock in Week 3. Rypien could return to the practice squad as soon as Week 4, when Bortles will presumably be up to speed with the new playbook.

September 6, 2020 12:48 PM
Brett Rypien: Fails to make final cut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rypien was waived by the Broncos on Saturday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.

Rypien dressed as the backup for the Broncos for three games in 2019, but did not appear in any of them. Rypien failed to make an impression with the coaching staff for even a third-string role, as the Broncos will roll with Drew Lock and Jeff Driskel on the depth chart to start the 2020 campaign.

January 5, 2020 01:04 AM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Ends 2019 without a pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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 back up 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.

December 30, 2019 09:04 PM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Signs future deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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 3, 2019 07:08 PM
Brett Rypien: Sticking in Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

November 30, 2019 07:32 PM
Brett Rypien: Let go by Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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

November 1, 2019 06:40 PM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rypien was promoted to the Broncos' 53-man roster from the practice squad Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Rypien failed to make Denver's season-opening roster but quickly signed with the practice squad after being waived, and he'll now have the chance to serve as the No. 2 quarterback with Joe Flacco (neck) heading to injured reserve. Brandon Allen will step in as the starter, though Drew Lock (thumb) is expected to return from IR in Week 11 and could receive a starting look at some point.

September 3, 2019 10:12 AM
Brett Rypien: Lands on Denver's practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

August 30, 2019 01:20 PM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Serviceable in exhibition finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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 as a result of Drew Lock (thumb) being on the shelf, with Kevin Hogan serving as Rypien's competition for that role.

August 25, 2019 01:08 PM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Modest showing in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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 Thursday's preseason finale against the Cardinals.

August 21, 2019 05:12 PM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Enters backup competition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Rypien's opportunity comes with rookie second-round pick Drew Lock (thumb) expected to miss the start of the regular season. Lock 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 3, 2019 03:36 PM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Tosses touchdown in HOF Game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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 a solid outing nonetheless. 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.

April 30, 2019 01:24 AM
Broncos' Brett Rypien: Joins Broncos
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rypien officially signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent Monday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Rypien's contract apparently features a six-figure guarantee, which is a significant amount for an undrafted player. Joe Flacco and second-round pick Drew Lock should begin the season as the team's top-two quarterbacks, while Rypien, out of Boise State, is likely to be in direct competition with Kevin Hogan and Garrett Grayson.

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