Denver Broncos on thin ice no. 2: Brett Rypien, QB
To no fault of his own, Brett Rypien might be nearing the end of his time with the Broncos. It all depends on whether or not there is room for a third quarterback on the roster.
That could be determined during training camp, as injuries are bound to happen.
It is also worth noting that with Russell Wilson at quarterback, there’s literally no way that Josh Johnson—the expected backup to Wilson—will replace the former Seahawk for Denver. It just will not happen.
That makes one wonder, what would be the point of keeping a third quarterback on the roster? Rypien could end up back on the team’s practice squad.
The difference between his place on the roster last year to this year is that the Broncos had very poor quarterbacks to choose from, as well as an injury to Teddy Bridgewater that caused Drew Lock to step in for a few games. Rypien played in three games for the Broncos in 2020, starting one of them.
In those games, he completed 67.5 percent of his passing and threw two touchdowns and four interceptions.
The third-team quarterback spot is not that important for the Denver Broncos, so it would not be surprising if he’s not on the opening day roster.