The Denver Broncos signed undrafted free agent Brett Rypien to a contract, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Rypien played college at Boise State.
The Denver Broncos got to enter the recruiting process for undrafted players early on, and have reportedly signed former Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien.
Rypien goes from the Broncos to the Broncos after playing his college ball in Boise.
This is a very intriguing move for Denver which drafted Drew Lock and also brought back Kevin Hogan this offseason. Perhaps the front office wants to see if they can get anything out of Rypien in the camp/preseason process to push Hogan out of a job.
If that’s the case, Denver can justify keeping Flacco and Lock on the active roster and perhaps Rypien on the practice squad as an emergency 54th guy.
Brett, like draft pick Drew Lock, threw at least 90 touchdowns in college. He was a four year player for the Broncos and was very productive, really showing he had NFL traits these past couple of years.
Some people had Rypien, the nephew of former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien, ranked in their top five prospects at the quarterback position. He’s got poise, accuracy, and good timing on his throws.
What does Rypien’s addition mean for a guy like Garrett Grayson?
Well, if the Broncos prioritized signing him as a UDFA and only plan on keeping four quarterbacks for camp, it’s not a good sign for the former CSU Rams star.
Rypien will have to compete in camp but he has a quick release and just a natural feel for the game from the tapes I watched prior to the draft. I thought he had a good chance of being a day three pick along with players like Gardner Minshew and the like.
The Draft Network ranked him their 7th overall QB behind Jordan Ta’amu, another UDFA.