to turn pro in 1988. In 1991, he help lead the Redskins to Super Bowl XXVI. He was named the MVP of the game, after passing for 292 yards and 2 touchdowns, and leading his team to a 37-24 win over the Buffalo Bills. Rypien was named to the Pro Bowl in 1989 and 1991. After a lot of struggles in his career, in 1993 he lost his starting job and became a journeyman backup, serving with the Cleveland Browns in 1994, the St. Louis Rams in 1995 and 1997, and the Philadelphia Eagles in 1996. Rypien is one of five players to throw for at least 300 yards in his first NFL game and also has the distinction of becoming the first Canadian-born player to win the Super Bowl MVP. Rypien would spend three years out of football, before returning as a third-stringer for the Colts in 2001.