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Jake Browning

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27 yrs


6'2'' / 210 lbs



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Gets No. 2 QB job

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-29

Browning is the Bengals' second-string quarterback following the release of Trevor Siemian on Tuesday, Jay Morrison of PFN reports.

Siemian's release confirms that Browning won the summer battle to back up Joe Burrow, who remains uncertain for Week 1 after suffering a calf injury in late July. The Bengals may still take a look at other options for the backup role, especially if they aren't confident in Burrow making it back for Week 1 at Cleveland. The 27-year-old Browning has spent time with Minnesota and Cincinnati since going undrafted back in 2019, but he's still seeking his first regular-season appearance after years of mostly working on practice squads.

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Makes bid for No. 2 QB spot

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-26

Browning completed each of his six passes for 42 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 21-19 preseason loss to the Commanders.

Browning got the start and led the Bengals to seven points on two drives before turning things over to Trevor Siemian, who produced six points on five drives. One of the two will be named the No. 2 QB to start the season, with the role taking on added importance in light of Joe Burrow's continued recovery from a calf injury suffered in late July.

Unlikely to start Friday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-14

Browning is expected to play the entire second half of Friday's preseason game against Atlanta, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

Browning started the Bengals' preseason opener against the Packers and played the entire first half, while Trevor Siemian handled the second half. The two quarterbacks are expected to reverse roles for Cincinnati's second exhibition as they continue to compete for the top backup spot behind Joe Burrow, who is currently sidelined with a calf injury but will likely be available for the regular season.

Expected to start Friday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-11

Browning is in line to start Friday's preseason game against the Packers, Bridget Condon of NFL Network reports.

With top QB Joe Burrow nursing a calf injury, Condon notes that Browning and Trevor Siemian are slated to see QB reps for the Bengals on Friday, while it's also possible that Reid Sinnett could factor in.

Sticks with Cincinnati

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-31

The Bengals signed Browning to a reserve/future contract Tuesday.

Browning spent the entire 2022 campaign on the Bengals' practice squad and was elevated three times, but he's still looking to make his NFL debut. However, he's earned a future contract with Cincinnati for a second straight year and will get to stick around the organization during the offseason. If the Bengals don't re-sign Brandon Allen, Browning could have a chance to win the top backup spot behind Joe Burrow to start the 2023 season.

Back to practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-30

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

Browning was elevated for the final two weeks of the regular season and AFC Championship Game, but he simply operated as an emergency backup option behind Brandon Allen and Joe Burrow. The fourth-year quarterback originally joined the league as an undrafted free agent out of Washington and still is looking to make his NFL debut.

Shifts to active roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-28

Browning was elevated to the active roster Saturday, Andrew Gillis of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The fourth-year quarterback has yet to make his NFL debut, and it's hard to imagine he'd change that as the de facto No. 3 option behind both Joe Burrow and Brandon Allen come Sunday's AFC Conference Championship Game.

Shifts back to practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-09

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

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.

Jumps up to active roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-07

Browning was elevated from the Bengals' practice squad Saturday.

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.

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