With a hamstring injury, Russell Wilson will miss the game against the Jets on Sunday

Arnie Stapleton, The Associated Press

DENVER — Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson will miss Sunday’s game against the New York Jets with a hamstring injury.

Reserve Brett Rypien will be the starting quarterback.

The decision to exclude Wilson came Saturday, less than 24 hours after head coach Nathaniel Hackett indicated the veteran quarterback’s status would be determined shortly before the game.

For Rypien, this will be a second career start. The previous one also took place against the Jets on October 1, 2020 in New Jersey.

On this occasion, Rypien was the victim of three interceptions but also completed two touchdown passes in a 37-28 win.

Veteran Josh Johnson will be promoted from the practice squad and will be the reserve.

The Broncos (2-4) will look to end their three-game losing streak and the Jets’ (4-2) three-game winning streak. The New York troupe already has as many gains as in the entire 2021 season.

Wilson was injured in last Monday’s game as the Broncos lost 19-16 in overtime to the Los Angeles Chargers. The injury occurred nine days after he received an injection to soothe pain in a muscle near his right shoulder.

Since turning pro, Wilson had only missed three games last year with the Seattle Seahawks because of a broken finger.

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