The Rise And Fall Of Jake Browning

Jake Browning came to the Washington Huskies from Folsom High School in Folsom, California. In his Career at Folson high, Browning played in 46 games and threw for 16,775 yards and 229 touchdown passes, both California state records. In his senior year, he threw 91 touchdown passes, a national record.

Browning was a four-star recruit coming into the University of Washington. In his first season with the Huskies, Browning became the second ever freshman quarterback to start for the team. In his freshman season, Browing completed 63.1 percent of his passes. Threw 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Those are pretty good numbers for a freshman in college.

In Browning, Sophmore season is where he took off. Browning led the Huskies to a 12-2 record and the Pac 12 conference title. Also, that season the Huskies were in the college football playoff but lost to Alabama 24-7. The Sophmore quarterback threw for 3,450 yards, with 43 touchdowns and just nine interceptions. In this incredible season, Browning also took home the Pac 12 player of the year honors.

After the loss to Alabama, Jake Browning had surgery on his throwing shoulder. In his Junior and season, he only for 2,451 yards with 18 touchdowns, but just threw five inceptions. He followed that season up throwing for 3,192, 16 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions in his senior season.

After the shoulder surgery, you can see the decline in Browning downfield throws. Browning’s arm was not that strong, to begin with, but the operation took, even more, throwing power away from him. I think the shoulder problem caused his play to dip in his last two season in Washington. Browning was on his way to being one of the top quarterbacks taking in the draft to now not knowing he will be drafted at all.

Since the last college football season, Browing has been working with former NFL quarterback John Beck, who works with quarterback guru Tom House to increase his throwing strength. It has been said that Browing’s arm strength looked good at Washington’s pro day.

The former Washing Huskie does have some good pro qualities. He has a quick release and makes good decisions. But with his arm strength being an issue it will be interesting to see if he can get drafted. Browning had an excellent pro day and combine so maybe that can squeeze him into the late rounds.

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