Browning ‘taking charge’ of Vikings, with other QBs absent


EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Jake Browning’s first two seasons in the NFL were exclusively behind-the-scenes work on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad. That was a stark contrast from a college career at Washington that ended with more wins than any player in Pac-12 history. Browning found himself suddenly back in the spotlight this week as the only Vikings quarterback who didn’t have to quarantine for COVID-19 protocols. Being vaccinated will help his cause toward getting the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind Kirk Cousins. Cousins is expected to return to practice Thursday.