Jake Browning

Cincinnati Bengals
Quarterback #0
Cincinnati Bengals
Quarterback #0

Jake Browning News

Shifts back to practice squad

Browning reverted to the Bengals' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Browning was elevated from the practice squad for the second week in a row to cap off the 2022 regular season. However, he still has yet to make his NFL debut, as the fourth-year quarterback was ultimately ruled inactive prior to Sunday's win over the Ravens. While it's unclear if he'll be brought up again, Browning should continue to serve as the Bengals' de facto No. 3 quarterback behind Joe Burrow and Brandon Allen during the team's upcoming playoff appearance against Baltimore on Sunday.

Jan 9, 2023 7:50 PM EST


Jumps up to active roster

Browning was elevated from the Bengals' practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: It's possible Browning could see time in the second half depending on how other games go throughout the early afternoon, but with the Bengals still poised for a possible top-two seed in the AFC, it's hard to imagine the No. 3 quarterback seeing much playing time.

Jan 7, 2023 10:24 AM EST



Bumped up from practice squad

Browning was elevated from the practice squad to active roster Monday.

Analysis: Browning could suit up for Monday's game against the Bills, although he'll likely operate the team's No. 3 quarterback if he does, behind starter Joe Burrow and Brandon Allen. Browning was active for multiple games last season, but the Washington product has yet to take an NFL regular-season snap.

Jan 2, 2023 1:14 PM EST


Winds up on Bengals practice squad

The Bengals signed Browning to their practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Browning was waived Tuesday but went through waivers unclaimed, allowing the Bengals to add him to their practice squad. The 26-year-old quarterback likely won't be elevated to the 53-man roster unless Joe Burrow (appendix) gets hurt, though the Bengals don't have a backup on the roster at the moment after cutting both Browning and Brandon Allen.

Aug 31, 2022 8:59 PM EST


Waived by Cincinnati

The Bengals waived Browning on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: With Joe Burrow (appendix) sidelined, Browning spilt quarterback duties with Brandon Allen during the preseason, but as expected, Allen beat Browning out for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. Browning's release suggests that Burrow should be 100 percent by Week 1, and it's also possible that the Bengals opt to sign Browning to their practice squad if he clears waivers.

Aug 30, 2022 8:12 AM EST



Sees extended action Friday

Browning completed 13 of 24 passes for 190 yards and gained 14 rushing yards on four carries in Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Analysis: Brandon Allen got the start for Cincinnati but was knocked out of the game with a concussion after just one series, leaving Browning to run the offense well into the fourth quarter. The 26-year-old held his own, although he didn't lead the Bengals on a scoring drive until late. An undrafted free agent out of Washington in 2019, Browning has yet to attempt a pass in the NFL, but if Allen winds up being sidelined into the regular season he could find himself No. 2 on the depth chart behind Joe Burrow (appendix) for Week 1.

Aug 12, 2022 8:49 PM EST


Will operate as backup Friday

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Browning will operate as the backup to Brandon Allen during Friday's preseason contest against Arizona, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Taylor said that Allen is projected to play the entire first half, while Browning will get the nod in the second. This doesn't come as a surprise as these two have been operating in these roles throughout the start of training camp with Joe Burrow sidelined following an appendectomy.

Aug 10, 2022 10:36 AM EST


Signs futures deal

Browning signed a reserve/future deal with the Bengals on Tuesday.

Analysis: Browning joined the Bengals this offseason after spending his first two seasons in the NFL on the Vikings' practice squad. He was elevated to the active roster twice during the 2021 campaign, but he's yet to make his NFL debut.

Feb 15, 2022 11:34 AM EST


Back to practice squad

Browning reverted to Cincinnati's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Browing was elevated to the Bengals' active roster ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Browns, but he failed to sniff the field. He's yet to make his NFL debut.

Jan 10, 2022 8:15 PM EST


Elevated from practice squad

The Bengals elevated Browning to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns.

Analysis: Browning was also elevated ahead of Week 17 but was inactive against Kansas City. However, he should serve as the No. 2 quarterback behind Brandon Allen on Sunday since Joe Burrow (knee/rest) will be held out.

Jan 8, 2022 9:09 AM EST


Sent back to practice squad

Browning reverted to the Bengals' practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Browning was put on the active roster ahead of Week 17 in case Brandon Allen wasn't able to return from the COVID list. The Washington product will have to keep waiting for an opportunity to make his NFL debut.

Jan 3, 2022 8:42 PM EST


Inactive against Kansas City

Browning (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Chiefs, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Analysis: Browning was elevated from the Bengals' practice squad to the active roster Saturday. However, that was likely insurance for Brandon Allen (illness), who was also activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. Browning has not been active for a game this season.

Jan 2, 2022 8:41 AM EST


Moves to active roster

Browning was elevated to the active roster Saturday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: It's a little curious the Bengals will have three quarterbacks active for Sunday's tilt against the Chiefs, but with no negative news regarding the status of starter Joe Burrow, don't expect Browning or No. 2 QB Brandon Allen to see much time on the field.

Jan 1, 2022 11:16 AM EST


Joins Cincinnati's practice squad

The Bengals signed Browning to their practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Browning spent the last two seasons on the Vikings' practice squad, but he was never promoted to the active squad. The ex-Husky threw 94 touchdowns across four collegiate seasons.

Sep 7, 2021 1:41 PM EST


Cut by Vikings

Browning was waived by the Vikings on Tuesday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Browning had a strong showing early in training camp, but he struggled in all three preseason contests. The Vikings will attempt to bring him back via the practice squad if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

Aug 31, 2021 12:32 PM EST


Struggles again in preseason finale

Browning was just 2-of-8 passing for 41 yards in Saturday's preseason loss at Kansas City.

Analysis: Browning had drawn praise in camp, but he struggled in all three preseason games. The Vikings may look to sign a veteran quarterback to back up Kirk Cousins with 2021 third-round pick Kellen Mond having an uneven preseason.

Aug 27, 2021 10:30 PM EST


Continued lackluster peformance

Browning was 8-of-15 passing for 82 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Saturday's preseason loss to the Colts. Browning and Kellen Mond's lackluster performance led head coach Mike Zimmer to leave open the possibility of the team signing a veteran backup to Kirk Cousins, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Browning had drawn praise in camp, but he struggled in the first preseason game (including an ugly pick-six interception) and then followed with a lackluster effort. Kellen Mond also struggled, so the Vikings may not feel secure about their backup options to Kirk Cousins.

Aug 22, 2021 7:58 AM EST


Opportunity for more reps

Browning will receive all the reps at quarterback with Kirk Cousins (undisclosed), Kellen Mond (illness) and Nate Stanley sidelined due to the COVID-19 protocols, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Mond tested positive for the virus, while Cousins and Stanley are sidelined until they clear the protocols as apparent close contacts, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Browning, a 2019 UDFA, faces long odds to make the season-opening roster, but he'll have an opportunity to showcase himself with the other quarterbacks out of the picture for the immediate future.

Jul 31, 2021 3:50 PM EST


Receives future deal

The Vikings signed Browning to a reserve/future contract Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: An undrafted rookie in 2019, Browning has spent the last two seasons on the Vikings' practice squad. The 24-year-old quarterback will compete to be Kirk Cousins' backup in 2021.

Jan 4, 2021 11:56 AM EST


Makes practice squad

The Vikings signed Browning to the practice squad Tuesday, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: Minnesota waived Browning amid roster cuts over the weekend, and he'll now begin a second straight season on the team's practice squad. Fellow quarterback Nate Stanley will be around to provide competition.

Sep 8, 2020 11:25 AM EST


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