Broncos give Rypien start at QB for Jets matchup

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — In an injury-riddled season that has led to a major slump on offense, the Denver Broncos (0-3) will start their third different quarterback in four weeks when Brett Rypien opens the game behind center Thursday night against the New York Jets.

Broncos coach Vic Fangio told the team Tuesday morning that Rypien, who played on the Broncos’ final drive in Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, would start against the Jets. Rypien said Fangio informed him of the decision Monday.

Fangio also said there is a chance Jeff Driskel, who started the Buccaneers game, would play in some situations against the Jets.

“We’ll just see how the game unfolds,” Fangio said. “We may change it up a few times.”

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Drew Lock started Denver’s first two games, but suffered a right (throwing) shoulder injury in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is expected to miss at least another two games.

Rypien, nephew of longtime NFL quarterback Mark Rypien, was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster last week. He will be the ninth different quarterback to start a game for the Broncos since the start of the

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