Jake Browning Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jake Browning (6) takes over in the second quarter of the NFL Week 11 game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023.

With Cincinnati Bengals star quarterback Joe Burrow suffering a season-ending wrist injury last week, the team will now turn to backup quarterback Jake Browning to lead them the rest of the season. And it sounds like he is confident in taking over the role.

Even though Browning is taking over for Burrow, he believes he is more than equipped for the job as he’s been in this offense and knowns the system inside and out.

“I’ve been in this offense for a while,” Browning said in an interview with Geoff Hobson of the Cincinnati Bengals team website. “It’s not a Josh Dobbs situation where I’m showing up on a Tuesday, get thrown in on Sunday. I know the offense.”

Browning has seen success from other backup quarterbacks throughout the league this season, and he thinks a key part of their success is that coaches are simply trusting them to perform and win games, instead of limiting the offense around them.

“But also I think as I watch some of those, it’s coaches calling plays to let them go win the game,” Browning said. “You watch some guys and you can tell they’re trying to protect the quarterback and call plays just so the quarterback doesn’t lose the game.

“That’s kind of been my thing to the coaches. ‘Hey, let’s call whatever plays are going to help us beat the Steelers,’ and not be as worried as much about whether they’re protecting me with certain play calls or trying to run the ball just to give me plays off or something like that. Let’s call plays to go win the game.”

Obviously, losing Burrow was a big blow to the Bengals, but it sounds like Browning has every intention of trying to pick up right where Burrow left off.

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