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8 Brandon Allen QB

Cincinnati Bengals

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November 23, 2020 02:48 PM
Bengals' Brandon Allen: Signs with Bengals' active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals will sign Allen to the active roster Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Allen was on the Bengals' practice squad but will slot into the backup role behind Ryan Finley following news that Joe Burrow suffered a torn ACL and MCL during Sunday's loss to Washington. Over three games with the Broncos last season, Allen completed 39 of 84 passes (46 percent) for 515 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.

September 6, 2020 09:44 PM
Brandon Allen: Lands on practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen cleared waivers and signed with the Bengals' practice squad Sunday, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Broncos started Allen under center in three games last year, and the results were discouraging, as he completed just 46.4 percent of his passes for 515 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. He'll stick with the Bengals' practice squad as the franchise's No. 3 quarterback behind Joe Burrow and Ryan Finley.

September 6, 2020 09:44 PM
Brandon Allen: Let go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen was cut by the Bengals on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

The Bengals also jettisoned Jacob Dolegala, leaving just Ryan Finley as the sole backup, though Pelissero hinted the team could make a move for one of the top backup QBs on the market thanks to its No. 1 waiver-wire claim. Considering Allen did register three starts last season it's almost guaranteed he'll at minimum make it on a team's practice squad, but it's unclear as to where he'll fall at the moment.

August 1, 2020 08:04 PM
Bengals' Brandon Allen: Joins Cincinnati
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen signed a contract with the Bengals on Saturday.

Allen, who started three games with the Broncos last season and compiled 515 passing yards while completing under 50 percent of his passes, is expected to compete with incumbent Ryan Finley for the backup QB job behind No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow.

March 16, 2020 07:40 PM
Brandon Allen: Set for free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Broncos won't tender Allen, making him an unrestricted free agent, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

The team hopes they can still come to an agreement on a deal this offseason, but other teams can enter the mix for Allen's services. Allen was set for spot-start duties with both Joe Flacco and Drew Lock injured in 2019, but with the latter returning to establish himself as the starter, Allen was relegated again to backup duties. Allen completed 39 of 84 passes for 515 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions last season. The 27-year-old likely will have to battle for a job wherever he lands this offseason.

January 4, 2020 01:48 PM
Broncos' Brandon Allen: Finishes 2019 on downswing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen completed 39 of 84 passes for 515 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions during the 2019 season. He ran for 39 yards on 10 carries.

Allen went from surprise stud to questionable backup very, very quickly during the middle of the season. After posting an impressive 125.6 rating in a win over the Browns, that rating was cut in half to 61.9 in the following game against the Vikings and then was cut almost in half again to 32.4 in a loss to the Bills. Allen deserves at least some benefit of the doubt as the three games were his first regular-season playing experience, but he's been in the league since 2016. Assuming that Denver improves its offensive weaponry in the offseason, Allen could be a solid, inexpensive backup and potential spot-starter behind Drew Lock for the 2020 season, but it'd be a surprise if -- at the very least -- the Broncos don't give 2019 rookie Brett Rypien a shot at unseating him.

December 1, 2019 01:32 AM
Broncos' Brandon Allen: Moves to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Drew Lock will start Sunday against the Chargers with Allen moving to a backup role, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Allen's putrid outing in the Week 12 loss at Buffalo led the Broncos to turn to Lock, who came off injured reserve after missing 12 games with a thumb injury. Allen may serve as the backup the rest of the season.

November 27, 2019 06:48 PM
Broncos' Brandon Allen: Not assured Week 13 start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager John Elway said Allen and Drew Lock (thumb) both will get practice reps this week before the Broncos make a decision on their starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Allen's putrid outing in the Week 12 loss at Buffalo could inspire the Broncos to turn to Lock, who has been designated to return from injured reserve. The rookie wouldn't necessarily be an upgrade, but the Broncos probably want to see him get a few starts at some point before the conclusion of their dismal season. The decision for the Week 13 starter likely will be made Thursday or Friday.

November 24, 2019 07:12 PM
Broncos' Brandon Allen: Continues descent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen completed 18 of 25 passes for 82 yards and an interception during Sunday's 20-3 loss in Buffalo. He added eight yards on two carries.

Those stats are not a typo as Allen completed just three of his 14 attempts in the second half for a total of seven yards. Facing a stingy Buffalo defense and unable to cut through the wind with his middling arm, Allen did not complete a pass on Denver's final five drives of the game. Still, the game was within reach for much of the game and a Broncos interception set Allen up in Buffalo territory late in the second quarter. He promptly had a miscommunication with Courtland Sutton and sailed an interception. Allen's solid, winning effort against the Browns feels like a season ago and the clock figures to start on potentially playing rookie Drew Lock sooner than later.

November 18, 2019 11:32 AM
Broncos' Brandon Allen: Takes step back in Sunday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen completed 17 of 39 passes for 240 yards with a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 27-23 loss in Minnesota.

The Broncos relied heavily on trickery early Sunday and it paid dividends, with Denver jumping out to an early 17-0 lead courtesy of a couple of big throws by Allen, including a 48-yarder to Courtland Sutton. When archaeologists dust off this game to see what went wrong, however, they'll find back-to-back drives to end the first half in which Allen airmailed a pass to Sutton to settle for a field goal and then was picked on his second try. The big early lead still gave Allen a shot to pull it out at the end, but the young quarterback was unable to connect on back-to-back-to-back attempts to end the game. The shine has already worn off a bit for Allen after just two games, and, while he is almost guaranteed to start against a very good Buffalo defense Sunday, the clock should start on Drew Lock Watch in December, assuming the rookie is activated off of injured reserve after suffering a preseason thumb injury.

November 11, 2019 04:00 PM
Broncos' Brandon Allen: Keeping starting job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vic Fangio confirmed Monday that Allen would remain the Broncos' starting quarterback for the team's Week 11 game against the Vikings, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

While making his NFL debut in place of the injured Joe Flacco (neck) in Week 9, Allen proved to be a capable game manager, completing 12 of 20 attempts for 193 yards and two touchdowns en route to guiding the Broncos to a 24-19 win over the Browns. The serviceable outing was enough for Allen to keep the starting job out of the bye week, but he'll need to continue to perform well in his subsequent appearances to hold off rookie second-round pick Drew Lock (thumb). Lock, who has been on injured reserve all season, is slated to practice Tuesday and could be reinstated to the 53-man roster as soon as this weekend to serve as Allen's backup.

November 3, 2019 10:16 PM
Broncos' Brandon Allen: Victorious in first NFL start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen completed 12 of 20 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 24-19 win over the Browns.

Making his first NFL start, Allen showed a decent amount of poise and mostly let his skill players do all the hard work, as his two TDs came on impressive individual efforts by Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant. Allen didn't turn the ball over or make any glaring mistakes, however, which was all the Broncos needed to secure the win. He'll get a bye week to prepare before facing a much tougher test on the road against the Vikings in Week 11, although it's not yet clear when Drew Lock (thumb) might be ready to compete for the starting QB job.

October 31, 2019 02:08 PM
Broncos' Brandon Allen: May be in line for multiple starts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen, who was named the starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Browns, could be in store for an extended run atop the depth chart with Joe Flacco expected to miss six weeks due to a bulging disc in his neck, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

While the two medical opinions Flacco has received leave him optimistic that he'll avoid surgery, the Broncos are likely leaning toward placing him on season-ending injured reserve, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Flacco's absence presents Allen, a 2016 sixth-round pick, to see his first NFL action, though the 27-year-old won't necessarily be guaranteed any starts beyond this weekend. Drew Lock (thumb) is targeting a return from IR following the Broncos' bye in Week 10, and Denver is presumably incentivized to give the rookie second-round pick a look under center at some point.

October 28, 2019 02:40 PM
Broncos' Brandon Allen: Taking over under center
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen will start Sunday's game against the Browns and perhaps beyond that point, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

The Broncos are making a change at QB with Joe Flacco suffering a neck injury. A precise timetable for his recovery isn't known, but it's believed to be a multi-week issue. In Flacco's place, Allen will make his first appearance as a professional after bouncing around three organizations throughout his career.

September 2, 2019 02:32 PM
Broncos' Brandon Allen: Finds new squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen was claimed off waivers by the Broncos on Sunday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

With rookie Drew Lock heading to injured reserve with a thumb injury, the Broncos elected to bring in Allen as their backup for the time being. Allen had some solid performances during the preseason, and could be serviceable should starter Joe Flacco go down due to an unforeseen reason.

August 31, 2019 10:48 AM
Brandon Allen: Let go by Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen was waived by the Rams on Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Allen had been making a strong case for the third-string quarterback job throughout the preseason, but came up short in his efforts. The Arkansas product could be an intriguing option as a backup, especially for teams running a similar style to the Rams.

August 25, 2019 02:32 AM
Rams' Brandon Allen: Makes case for possible No. 3 job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen completed 12 of 19 passes for 162 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Rams' 10-6 preseason win over the Broncos on Saturday. He also rushed once for seven yards.

Allen drew the start and saw the bulk of playing time, and although he was efficient overall, he only was able to put together one scoring drive. John Wolford followed Allen, and while he only completed 50.0 percent of his 12 attempts, he did manage to notch the only touchdown of the game with a four-yard scoring throw to Jalen Greene. Allen has the advantage of having been on the practice squad all of last season, and he may therefore have the upper hand if the Rams opt to keep three quarterbacks.

February 10, 2019 02:44 AM
Rams' Brandon Allen: Rejoins team ahead of offseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen re-signed with the Rams on Thursday.

Allen was on the Rams' practice squad for the duration of the 2018 season. A 2016 sixth-round pick, there's a possibility Allen could compete for the backup role behind Jared Goff depending how Sean Mannion's free agency prospects pan out. Allen earned a meaningless start in Week 17 with the Rams having already earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC and completed 20 of 34 passes for 169 yards -- hardly eye-popping numbers that will generate a plethora of potential suitors.

September 21, 2018 01:40 AM
Brandon Allen: Joins Rams' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rams signed Allen to their practice squad Thursday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Allen was waived by Los Angeles earlier this week, but he'll stick around in the organization after going unclaimed off waivers. The 2016 sixth-round pick will likely need an injury to hit either starting quarterback Jared Goff or backup Sean Mannion to earn a promotion back to the 53-man roster.

September 19, 2018 01:12 PM
Brandon Allen: Waived by Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Allen was waived by the Rams on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Per the report, Allen is a candidate for the Rams' practice squad if he clears waivers, though Pelissero states that multiple teams were interested in him a year ago when he was let go by the Jaguars. Allen was a 2016 sixth-round pick by Jacksonville and has yet to appear in an NFL game.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/209
Birthdate:
09/05/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Fayetteville, AR, USA
School:
Arkansas
NFL Experience:
4
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