Denver Broncos brick, mortar, and scrap: Quarterbacks
Deemed the “developmental guy” of the group, Rypien appears to be the QB that could solidify the depth at the position. After going undrafted out of Boise State in the 2019 Draft, Rypien was given a record-setting contract from the Broncos.
How he went undrafted is beyond me.
A four-year starter in college, Rypien led the Boise State Broncos to a 40-13 record and passed for 90 TDs.
Rypien was accurate, efficient, and consistent in his tenure as Boise State’s starter. Unfortunately, Boise State quarterbacks get a bad rap for being “system QBs” and therefore, get overlooked in the draft process.
Despite the draft status, he’s a prospect worth developing as he has many good qualities needed in a pro QB.
Rypien is a good guy to have on your roster because he represents a low risk/potentially high reward player in waiting. While he’s not on the same wavelength as Lock in terms of physical talent, Rypien has shown to have an excellent football acumen and game experience that few players have.
He’s a guy that’s worth keeping around and seeing if he can turn into an eventual back up/trade piece down the road. Simply put, Rypien’s future as a Bronco may go as far he takes it.
For now, I think it’s safe to say that he finds a way to stick around in 2020.
2020 Status: Mortar