According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the 2021/22 Super Bowl champions are making Brett Rypien their QB2, promoting him from their practice squad after he slotted in as the No. 2 option for them in Week 1.
Rookie Stetson Bennett earned the backup job during preseason but missed the Rams’ season opener with a reported injured shoulder. The former Georgia star has since been placed on the non-football injury list, with the team refusing to disclose the reason.
“There are certain things that I think are a little bit bigger and more important, and out of respect for the particulars and the specifics, (I) want to be able to keep it in-house,” head coach Sean McVay said on the situation.
Rypien, meanwhile, came into the league undrafted, with the Denver Broncos signing him as a free agent in 2019. He’s 2-1 in three NFL starts, passing for 778 yards, four touchdowns, and eight interceptions on 61.5 percent completion.
Stafford was the only QB on the team’s 53-man roster after Bennett was placed on the NFI this Wednesday. He will have Rypien as a backup option when the Rams play the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2.
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