ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: Brett Rypien #4 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass before a game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on November 24, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo beats Denver 20 to 3.
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Brett Rypien, the nephew of Mark Rypien, is set to start for the Denver Broncos this Thursday night against the New York Jets.

Young Brett Rypien is set to start for the Denver Broncos this Thursday night at MetLife Stadium.

The Broncos announced Rypien as the starting quarterback after NFL Network’s James Palmer reported it earlier on Tuesday.


Rypien, 24, is the nephew of former Washington Football Team quarterback Mark Rypien, who enjoyed many fine years in the NFL. The younger Rypien was a four-year starter at Boise State and signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent after the 2019 NFL Draft.

Last week, he entered the Broncos’ 28-10 loss in the fourth quarter after starter Jeff Driskel couldn’t generate enough offense. He completed his first eight passes before throwing a pick, a ball that was intended for rookie Jerry Jeudy in the end zone.

The wild card in the equation is Blake Bortles, who the team signed last week, but it appears he’s not yet ready to start in this system.

Rypien and the 0-3 Broncos are set to face another struggling team in the 0-3 New York Jets in primetime, Thursday night.

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