Washington quarterback Jake Browning has gotten his team in the College Football Playoff picture and himself into the Heisman conversation. Don’t let him hear you say that, though.
Browning appears reluctant to take much of the responsibility for his teams great start to the season, and happy to win football games unnoticed.
Browning is only a sophomore, but he has already made a name for himself with his big arm and efficient play. So far this season he has thrown for 34 touchdowns against three interceptions and is completing passes at a 68 percent clip. He is sure to get more attention as the Huskies get deeper and deeper into the season without a loss on their record, but he’d much rather avoid all of that altogether.
In fact, Browning may be the most humble player in America.
Browning appears to have all the tools necessary to make a star and will have at least one more year in the FBS before he goes pro. Browning may not win the Heisman this season with what Lamar Jackson is doing in Louisville, but he is certainly keeping the award from being a runaway competition.
Washington plays West Coast rival USC at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX. USC has gained momentum in the weeks leading into this game and will make Browning work for four quarters to notch another win.