The Cincinnati Bengals are keeping their backup QB.
According to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, the Bengals are re-signing Brandon Allen to a one-year deal. Terms have not yet been disclosed.
The #Bengals are re-signing QB Brandon Allen to a one-year deal, per source. Allen was Cincinnati's top choice to back up Joe Burrow and they're excited to get him back.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 17, 2022
Allen, who has been in the NFL since 2016, has been Joe Burrow’s backup for the last two seasons. He played sparingly during the 2021 season until the Week 18 finale vs. the Cleveland Browns when Burrow was a healthy scratch, as were most of the other starters.
In that game, Allen completed 15/29 passes for 136 yards and one score while taking four sacks.
For his career, Allen has completed 146/260 passes (56.2%) for 1,589 yards with 10 scores vs. six touchdowns. He is 2-7 in nine career starts, including a 1-5 mark with the Bengals (he went 1-2 in three starts with the Denver Broncos.
Allen back in the fold.— Andre Perrotta (@andreperrotta13) March 17, 2022
Bengals taking care of important roster depth pieces by bringing back WR/ST Mike Thomas on a VSB deal (in addition to S Michael Thomas yesterday), and now adding backup QB Brandon Allen on a deal that shouldn't be more than $2M-2.5M against the Cap. https://t.co/pmzMAaPUNv