Broncos Confirm QB Brett Rypien Will Start Thursday Night


According to Mike Klis, the expectation from players and league sources is the Broncos will start QB Brett Rypien on Thursday night against the Jets. 

Brett Rypien

Broncos HC Vic Fangio confirmed the news, per Ryan O’Halloran.

Broncos QB Jeff Driskel had been the team’s primary backup quarterback in relief of Drew Lock and drew the start in Week 3 against the Buccaneers.

But Rypien took over late in the game after being elevated from the practice squad and it appears he’ll get the nod over Driskel for Denver’s Week 4 matchup. 

Rypien completed 8-9 passing attempts for 53 yards and an interception in Sunday’s loss. 

Rypien, 24, wound up going undrafted out of Boise State last year 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. 

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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