Jake Browning gets brutally roasted by Vikings fans after poor performance against Steelers: “Deserved to be cut”

The Cincinnati Bengals’ 2023 season has been a rollercoaster ride marked by adversity and fleeting triumphs. They witnessed misfortune due to the health issues of their star quarterback, Joe Burrow, and struggled to find their footing. However, as Burrow staged a comeback, so did the team, stringing together wins.

But then fate dealt a cruel blow as Burrow’s season ended abruptly, thrusting Jake Browning into the spotlight. He revived hope with a triumphant three-game streak, albeit the team’s momentum waned following a setback against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Amidst this, Browning faced criticism from his former team’ the Minnesota Vikings’ fans.

Jake Browning’s performance in Bengals loss to Steelers

Narratives often emerge that surprise and inspire, and such is the tale of Jake Browning, whose ascent from practice squads to starting quarterback for the Bengals has been nothing but remarkable. The signal-caller found himself in the limelight when the unfortunate injury to Joe Burrow sidelined him for the remainder of the season.

Browning, who had previously spent four years on the practice squads of the Minnesota Vikings and Bengals, suddenly assumed the mantle of responsibility as Burrow’s replacement. However, His initiation into the starting role was a mixed bag. After a series of good performances, the QB seemed lackluster in Cincy’s loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Though he amassed an impressive 335 yards and a touchdown, he grappled with three interceptions.

Browning’s lackluster performance came after his impressive performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he turned heads with his incredible 86.5% completion rate. It marked the highest for any QB in their first or second start. He also had 32 completions out of 37 attempts while accumulating 354 yards. The QB also ensured Cincy’s third consecutive win by smashing the Vikings with his phenomenal records of 184 yards and two touchdowns in the crucial fourth quarter and overtime.

However, the rollercoaster ride continued as Jake Browning’s inconsistency surfaced again and the Bengals saw their winning streak snapped, leaving his record as a starter at 3-2.

Vikings fan mock Jake Browning

Jake Browning’s career started with the Vikings in 2019. He was released multiple times before starting his tenure with the Bengals to become a part of their practice squad in 2021. After sealing the Bengals recent victory against the Vikings with a game-winning field goal, Jake Browning shouted at a camera to openly say it was the Viking’s fault for neglecting him for two years.

“I think, right after we made the field goal to win the game, I screamed at a camera and said, ‘They never should have cut me!’”

As the QB fell short of expectations in the Bengals recent match by throwing three interceptions, the Vikings fans found a chance to take jabs at him for calling out the team. The fans said the signal-caller’s recent Par against the Steelers signifies why he was cut from the Vikings eventually.

A fan wrote,”Bro showing why he deserved to be cut.”

A netizen wrote,”This is why he was cut by Vikings.”

Meanwhile, some Vikings fans also urged the Bengals to move on from the veteran due to his recent performance.

A user wrote, “I guess they should’ve cut him huh.”

The Bengals and Jake Browning will have a chance to turn the wheel in their favor in their upcoming games. But given upcoming rivals like Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns, the journey will not be easy for them.

Maliha

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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.

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