Rypien, 25, wound up going undrafted out of Boise State in 2019 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.
The Broncos promoted Rypien to their active roster in October but waived him and re-signed to their taxi squad in December. He was cut coming out of training camp before returning to the practice squad. He bounced on and off the active roster a couple of times during the season.
In 2020, Rypien appeared in three games for the Broncos, completing 27-40 pass attempts (67.5 percent) for 295 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.
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.