Ex-Broncos QB Brett Rypien signs 1-year deal with Rams
Former Denver Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien is signing a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams, according to KUSA-TV’s Mike Klis.
The Broncos moved on from Rypien this offseason when they signed Jarrett Stidham to serve as the new backup behind Russell Wilson.
Rypien (6-2, 202 pounds) is the nephew of former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien, who won a pair of Super Bowls with Washington. The younger Rypien signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2019 after a decorated college career at Boise State.
After spending most of his rookie season on the practice squad, Rypien dressed for three games in 2020 and he was a fill-in starter in Week 4, helping Denver defeat the New York Jets 37-28 on Thursday Night Football.
Rypien then spent the 2021 season as a third-string backup before beating out Josh Johnson for the QB2 job in 2022. Rypien started two games as an injury fill-in last year, going 1-1 in those contests.
Rypien has completed 61.5% of his passes for 778 yards with four touchdowns against eight interceptions in eight games (three starts) with the Broncos over the last three years. The 26-year-old quarterback will now compete with Rams rookie Stetson Bennett for L.A.’s backup QB job.
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