Washington Husky fans have been torn on Jake Browning for four years, is he a good quarterback? Is he a product of the system? But like it or not Husky fans, Browning is truly the Husky GOAT. So let’s look back at his time at UW before his senior day on Saturday!
Like It Or Not Washington Fans, Jake Browning Is The GOAT
The 2016 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year threw for 43 touchdowns that year and led the Huskies back to national relevance, something they hadn’t seen since 2001. That Washington team was a well-oiled machine, who just happened to get unlucky and run into Alabama. What has Browning done since then? Oh, just set Washington’s all-time passing and touchdown record. Not to mention he’s inside the top-10 leaderboard in the Pac-12 for all the major categories, including:
- Career Completions
- Passing Touchdowns
- Total Touchdowns Responsible For
- Passer Efficiency Rating
- Passing Yards Per Attempt
- Passing Touchdowns
- Total Yards
But What About His NFL Potential?
Browning is not the best NFL prospect, that’s pretty well known. He’ll likely find himself a spot on the roster and a team might use a late round draft pick on him because of his football IQ. He can be a serviceable backup and maybe even a spot starter. He doesn’t have the biggest arm, and won’t ever be a Husky great in the pros like Warren Moon, but he can definitely carve out a solid NFL career for himself.
Thank You, Jake
Jake, as a senior myself, who is attending your senior day as my first game at Husky Stadium, I want to thank you on behalf of Husky Nation for everything you’ve done for the program. I feel like I’ve grown with you over the years, and it all started with the upset of USC during your freshman year. You, Myles Gaskin and Chris Petersen have made this program one to be proud of, and one that has made me proud to cover UW football. My father introduced me to Husky football at a young age, and my fandom took off from there. I suffered through the 0-12 season, and the years of mediocre bowl games, wondering if I would ever see the Rose Bowl teams that he always talked about. It has been an honor to watch you play, and I’m happy to be able to get to your last home game to be part of the ride. Although some Husky fans are already looking ahead to Jacob Eason next season, they should be honored to have you, and proud to call you their leader.