Denver Broncos roster overview at QB: Russell Wilson fills the void
- QB1: Russell Wilson
- Josh Johnson
- Brett Rypien
The Denver Broncos have three quarterbacks on the roster heading into training camp and Wilson is obviously the most important arrival on the entire team.
Wilson renews championship hopes in Denver and it’s not hyperbole to say that he truly makes everyone better.
In order to find a truly prolific passing attack in recent Denver Broncos history, you have to go all the way back to the 2014 season.
The Broncos have not had a player with Wilson’s ability to beat teams through the air and with his legs maybe ever.
Behind Wilson on the Denver Broncos’ roster right now are veteran Josh Johnson and Brett Rypien.
Johnson has been in and around the NFL for a really long time now. A fifth-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in the 2008 NFL Draft, Johnson has a wealth of experience as a backup quarterback in the NFL.
He’s only appeared in 37 career games, but his value to the quarterback room goes far beyond things he’s done on the field.
He’s such a valuable player to have in the quarterback meeting room, on the sideline during games, providing that extra set of eyes for Wilson and Hackett and almost acting as a player-coach in some regards.
Johnson showed last year in some spot duty for the Ravens and Jets that he can play, too. He completed over 67 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and two interceptions.
Rypien, like Johnson, is also somewhat of a player-coach for the Denver Broncos. There has even been some talk of Rypien getting his vested veteran status as a player as quickly as possible so he can transition to coaching and get on the fast-track to being the NFL’s next best thing in that arena.
For the time being, Rypien remains on the roster and a valuable voice in the quarterback room.
He’s now been around for multiple front offices and coaching staffs and we’ll see if he’s made any strides on the field throughout camp and preseason play.