Brandon Allen

San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback #8
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback #8
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49ers Re-Sign Brandon Allen

The San Francisco 49ers re-signed quarterback Brandon Allen to an undisclosed deal on Monday, according to a source. Allen was an excellent presence in the team's quarterback room last year and could become the team's direct backup to Brock Purdy in 2024 if Sam Darnold leaves in free agency, which is expected. The 31-year-old served as San Francisco's emergency third signal-caller last year and didn't get into any games. In his four previous seasons with the Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals, Allen has appeared in 15 games (nine starts) and has completed only 56.7 percent of his pass attempts for 1,611 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Mar 11, 2024 5:08 PM EST

Expected to sign with San Francisco

Allen is expected to sign a contract with the 49ers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports Wednesday.

May 3, 2023 9:13 AM EST

Back with Cincinnati

The Bengals re-signed Allen on Friday.

Sep 2, 2022 11:01 AM EST

Released by Cincy

The Bengals released Allen on Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

Aug 31, 2022 1:13 PM EST

Starting Sunday

Allen is starting Sunday's preseason game against the Giants, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Aug 21, 2022 3:44 PM EST

Returns to practice

Allen (concussion) returned to practice Monday after suffering a concussion in Friday's loss to the Cardinals, Richard Skinner of WKRC-TV reports.

Aug 16, 2022 11:41 AM EST

Concussion confirmed

Allen was ruled out after suffering a concussion during Friday's preseason opener against Arizona.

Aug 12, 2022 6:36 PM EST

Being checked for concussion

Allen exited Friday night's preseason game against Arizona to be evaluated for a possible concussion.

Aug 12, 2022 5:36 PM EST

Will start preseason opener

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said that Allen will start Friday's preseason contest against the Cardinals and is projected to play the entire first half, Ben Baby of reports.

Aug 10, 2022 10:32 AM EST

Seeing additional QB reps

Allen received extra snaps under center during Wednesday's training camp sessions while starting quarterback Joe Burrow was sidelined due to surgery, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Jul 28, 2022 12:27 PM EST

Re-ups with Cincinnati

The Bengals re-signed Allen to a one-year contract Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Mar 17, 2022 10:32 AM EST

Scheduled for free agency

Allen completed 17 of 34 pass attempts for 149 yards and two touchdowns across six appearances in 2021.

Jan 17, 2022 9:31 AM EST

Mediocre in spot start

Allen completed 15 of 29 passes for 136 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Bengals' 21-16 loss to the Browns on Sunday. He also rushed once for three yards and committed a fumble that was recovered by the offense.

Jan 9, 2022 4:57 PM EST

Likely filling in for Burrow

Bengals QB Joe Burrow said Allen will replace him as the starter this Sunday against the Browns, Mike Petragalia of CLNS Media reports.

Jan 5, 2022 12:48 PM EST

Named Week 18 starter

Coach Zac Taylor said Allen will start Sunday's game against the Browns, while Joe Burrow (knee, finger) will be rested for the playoffs, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Jan 5, 2022 11:51 AM EST

Off COVID list

Allen was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Jan 1, 2022 11:14 AM EST

Added to COVID-19 list

Allen was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

Dec 27, 2021 10:10 AM EST

Gets garbage-time look Week 9

Allen played six snaps and completed one of two pass attempts for six yards Sunday in the Bengals' 41-16 loss to the Browns.

Nov 10, 2021 7:57 AM EST

Another preseason start

Allen is expected to start for Joe Burrow during Friday's preseason game at Washington, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Aug 20, 2021 3:40 PM EST

Re-ups with Bengals

Allen signed a one-year contract with the Bengals on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Mar 9, 2021 6:26 PM EST