Eason is playing well again, this time against Browning
Former University of Washington starters and liners Jake Browning and Jacob Eason found themselves on opposing sides Saturday night as NFL quarterbacks.
With everyone coming off the bench – Browning for the Minnesota Vikings, Eason for the Cincinnati Bengals – they alternated the playoffs for nearly six minutes of the second quarter in Minneapolis.
Call it the Husky Rescue Bowl.
It was hardly a point festival.
Everyone sometimes struggled with precision.
Still, Eason stayed well past the end of Browning’s lap behind center and played two-thirds of the game, leading his Indianapolis side to a 28-yard field goal with 6:22 left that resulted in a 12-game win. -10 in Minneapolis.
It was a positive second performance for Eason, a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft aimed at opening the season as a Colts starter if injured Carson Wentz is unable to play and ends up slipping in. as a replacement.
Eason, who replaced rookie Sam Ehlinger after a quarter and a half, completed 16 of 27 passes for 132 yards and did not return the ball.
Browning made four series in the second quarter, replacing starter Kirk Cousins. He was good on just 6 of 15 passes for 82 yards.
Ehlinger opened the game for the Colts and directed them to a pair of baskets, but he threw up some costly interceptions – the Vikings’ Troy Dye returning the first 33 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead.
His second pass steal ended up in the hands of rookie defensive tackle Jordan Scott of Oregon and ended a Colts practice at the opposite 24. He finished after that.
Eason and Browning came into the game simultaneously midway through the second quarter and shared a seven-series streak.
Browning’s night was short as he gave way to Kelly Mond, a Texas A&M rookie who played the entire second half.
Husky’s two former quarterbacks were together in 2018, when Browning finished his senior season and his fourth as a starter. Eason wore a red shirt as a transfer from Georgia that year, but sometimes took pity on Browning during those games and waited his turn.
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