Boise State QB Getting A Chance in the NFL
As a Denver Broncos fan, I remember the 2019 Draft. That was the year that we really needed a quarterback, and we got one in the second round. After the draft, they were surprised that Boise State's Brett Rypien was still available. He was coming off a tremendous season and had just finished his college career as Boise State's second all-time leader in passing yards, touchdowns, attempts, and completions.
Since becoming a member of the Denver Broncos, Brett Rypien has spent a lot of time on the bench. He has spent most of his time on the Practice Squad, biding his time waiting for an opportunity. He's getting that opportunity on Thursday night.
After the team's starting quarterback got hurt two weeks ago, and the backup didn't have a very good outing, the former Boise State Bronco is going to get a chance to start on the nationally televised game.
The choice has been met with a lot of controversies. Some analysts have ripped the Broncos for naming him the starter sing he has so little experience. I can tell you that there is no other quarterback on the roster that understands the playbook more than he does, so he probably gives them their best chance to win on such short notice.
Whether they win or lose, it will be great to see another Boise State Bronco on the field in the NFL, even if his head coach continues to call him "Mark." Vic Fangio, the Denver head coach, once worked with his uncle, Mark Rypien, who was the Super Bowl 26. That's not the only family member to play quarterback after college. His cousin, Angela, played the position for two different teams in the Lingerie Football League.