7 Players you forgot spent time on the Cleveland Browns roster

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Quarterback. 1994. MarkRypien. 2. Scouting Report. 53. player. Pick Analysis

Not long after winning a Super Bowl, Rypien headed to Cleveland

Mark Rypien was a bit of a journeyman quarterback for much of his career but clearly, when anyone thinks of him, they remember him in a Washington Redskins uniform. Rypien was drafted in the sixth round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Redskins after his career at Washington State.

He missed the first two seasons of his career as he dealt with first a knee injury, then a bad back. During that time, he collected a Super Bowl ring as Doug Williams led the Joe Gibbs-coached Redskins to a win over Denver in Super Bowl XXII.

The following season, Rypien started six games for Washington as Williams began to deal with his own injuries. Eventually, Rypien took the job full-time and became well-known for throwing one of the better deep balls in the game at that time.

In 1991, he had his best season and led Washington to another Super Bowl win, knocking off the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVI. Rypien was even named the MVP of that game but lasted only a couple more seasons in Washington as he lost his job to Rich Gannon.

Following his departure from Washington, Rypien played for seven different teams and stayed in the NFL until 2001. The first of those teams was in Cleveland as Rypien joined them for the 1994 campaign. He didn’t get much time there as he was 2-1 in three starts and had just 694 yards passing on the season.

There could have been an eighth but he never joined the Atlanta Falcons, who he had signed with ahead of the 1998 season but then lost his son to a malignant brain tumor which caused him to step away from the league for a while.

He returned in 2001 to play for the Indianapolis Colts where he threw just nine passes, but was still a trusted reserve.