Bengals Re-Sign Backup QB Jake Browning to a 2-Year Deal

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jake Browning in December 2023
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jake Browning in December 2023. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI/Shutterstock (14272165aa)

The Cincinnati Bengals are bringing back their backup quarterback Jake Browning. The franchise announced on Tuesday that Browning agreed to a new two-year deal.

Browning earned his new contract after a strong outing in the second part of the 2023 season. He took over as a starter following star Joe Burrow’s wrist injury and completed 70.3% of his passes while throwing for 1,936 yards, 12 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. The Bengals went 4-3 in the seven games he started.

Browning entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and spent his first two seasons on the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad. He followed that up with two more years on the Bengals’ practice squad before beating out veteran Trevor Siemian for the backup position.

Shortly after re-signing Browning, the Bengals added further depth to their QB room by bringing in Logan Woodside on a one-year deal. Woodside was selected in the seventh round pick of the 2017 NFL draft by the Bengals but ended up being released before the season started. He went on to play with the Tennessee Titans and the Atlanta Falcons later on.

Cincinnati is hoping that they won’t need to see either Browning or Woodside on the field once the 2024 season starts. Burrow has been reportedly progressing well in his rehab and is expected to return to action in May.

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