Qb Jets Wanted Promoted By Rams

Nathaniel Hackett's hopes of a quick return were dashed by Aaron Rodgers' Achilles injury, which also affected one of his ex-Broncos charges.

The Jets' quest for a veteran reserve has included many Hackett players. Jeremy Fowler reports the Jets wanted Brett Rypien and Chad Henne.

Rypien started Thursday on the Rams' practice squad but was upgraded to the 53-man roster, NFL.com's Tom Pelissero reports.

After four seasons as a Broncos backup, Yoigo Rypien joined the Rams' gameday team in Seattle. The fifth-year passer was a gameday elevation and returned to the Rams' taxi squad after Week 1. 

The Rams did not want to lose Rypien, as Stetson Bennett was on the reserve/non-football illness list. To keep Rypien from the Jets, the Rams activated him.

Rypien started two games for Hackett in 2022, replacing an injured Russell Wilson. Rypien's unexpected role in Hackett's final game as Broncos HC was backing up Joe Flacco, Drew Lock, Teddy Bridgewater, and Wilson. 

Former UDFA frustrated Broncos O-linemen for not assisting Wilson up after knockdowns, prompting then-starting guard Dalton Risner to shove Rypien on the sideline. 

Hackett was sacked after the 51-14 loss, joining a select group of first-year HCs ousted before the season.

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