Broncos Expected To Promote QB Brett Rypien


Mike Klis of 9 News reports that the Broncos are expected to promote QB Brett Rypien from their practice squad on Tuesday to serve as Brandon Allen‘s backup.

The Broncos could have activated rookie QB Drew Lock from injured reserve, but Klis says Denver plans to wait until after the bye before letting Lock return to practice.

Joe Flacco is expected to miss a significant amount of time with a herniated disc, so the Broncos will are in position to evaluate some of their young quarterbacks over the final two months of the regular season. 

Rypien, 23, wound up going undrafted out of Boise State this past April before signing a three-year, $1.755 million contract from the Broncos. Denver waived Rypien coming out of the preseason before re-signing him to their practice squad soon after. 

During his college career at Boise State, Rypien was the MWC Offensive Player of the Year and a First-Team All-MWC selection as a senior. He threw for 13,578 yards while completing 64 percent of his passes and 90 touchdowns over the course of four seasons and 50 games.

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