He Was Cut, Now This Former Boise QB Is on NFL Practice Squad
When it comes to football in the State of Idaho, nobody quite runs the table like Boise State. Despite the fact that the Idaho Vandals started their season with a strong win and look to be much improved this fall, there's no competing with the hype that is behind Boise State football year in and year out.
After a peculiar year last season, the Broncos are looking to prove everyone wrong. Last fall, Boise State got off to an awful start--the worst that the football program has had in years--and despite the fact that the season was eventually turned around, the sizzle just wasn't there.
Over the years, amongst all of their success, Boise State's football program has produced a large number of NFL stars-- take a look at Kellen Moore who may not have been a prolific player but is now a major name in the coaching world. Of course there is also the likes of Leighton Vander Esch, Avery Williams, and Demarcus Williams.
One former Boise State quarterback continues to hang around the ranks of the NFL: Brett Rypien.
A star quarterback for Boise State, Rypien has played for the Denver Broncos, at one point starting over Russel Wilson. Now, on the roster in Los Angeles with the Chargers and under the guidance of Kellen Moore, Rypien is on a practice squad!
Just days ago, it was reported that the Los Angeles chargers had cut Rypien from their roster. Only 24-hours later, he was picked up again, this time to be added to the practice squad.
Some critics called his performance in the pre-season 'underwhelming', however the team clearly sees promise in the young quarterback. One injury and he could be called up and suited up for game day.