Cincinnati Bengals re-signed Jake Browning to a two-year deal securing quarterback depth

The Cincinnati Bengals opted for a unique approach this offseason. The team took care of their exclusive rights-free agents, which included QB Jake Browning, before re-signing any of their unrestricted free agents. They did so before they made any moves in the offseason and to make this move more secure, the team has finally re-signed Jake. 

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Bengals have signed a two-year deal with their exclusive QB. 

Further details about the contract, including the money involved, have not been revealed yet. But the QB will be playing with the team through the 2025 season. Although the team has starting QB Joe Burrow, who boasts unique NFL QB stats, they signed Browning to add more quarterback depth.

Around a month ago, the team announced that they had exclusive rights on Jake Browning, which meant that he will be playing with the Bengals for the 2024 season.

He had the option to negotiate a longer-term contract with the team and now Browning has signed a two-year deal. The team decided to make this decision because of the exceptional career stats of Jake Browning, especially during the 2023 season. 

Jake Browning’s incredible performance in the 2023 season 

Jake Browning, a second-year player from the University of Washington, joined the Bengals’ practice squad in 2021. He remained on the practice squad for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, honing his skills and waiting for an opportunity.

In 2023, he got his chance to showcase his abilities, playing in nine games with seven starts.  He threw for 1,936 yards and 12 touchdowns. The QB led the league in completion percentage at an impressive 70.4%.

Jake Browning’s performance in the 2023 season solidified his position as a backup of Joe Burrow, who dethroned Justin Herbert from highest-paid QB status. He demonstrated his ability to lead the team, achieving a 4-3 record as a starter.

Jake Browning was a free agent this offseason, which allowed the Bengals to easily retain him, and this is exactly what the team did. They have now re-signed the talented QB to a two-year deal, which means Browning will remain with the Bengals beyond 2024.

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