Report: Former Hogs QB Brandon Allen expected to sign with new NFL team
Former Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen has apparently found a new NFL home.
The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to sign the veteran Allen this weekend, as he’s in Cincinnati for a physical and COVID-19 testing. Allen, the former Arkansas signal caller from 2012-15, was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL Draft. It appears now that he’ll be a solid veteran option behind No. 1 pick Joe Burrow.
The signal caller has experience in the Bengals head coach Zac Taylor’s offense. It’s important to note that Allen had a hand in Drew Lock’s adjustment to the NFL. Now, he can have the same veteran impact on Burrow.
Allen has played with the Jaguars, Rams and Broncos prior to landing with the Bengals. His only playing time came in 2019 with the Broncos. He played in 3 games, completing 39-of-84 passes for 515 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 INTs. Denver tried to resign him this offseason.
During his 4-year career at Arkansas, Allen threw for 7,463 yards, 64 touchdowns and 26 INTs. His senior season was his best, as he threw for 3,440 yards, 30 touchdowns and 8 INTs.