Rookie quarterback Anthony Brown is balling out for the Baltimore Ravens this preseason. The former Oregon man was exceptionally strong on Saturday night in helping the Ravens to a 17-15 win over the Washington Commanders.

Brown went 15-for-19 passing in the game, throwing for 256 yards and finding the end zone twice — once through the air and once on the ground. The passing score came on literally his first throw of the game, as Demarcus Robinson sold the slant and then burst upfield. Brown’s slight body feint froze helped sell the play and 67 yards later Robinson was in the end zone.

Baltimore will run out Lamar Jackson when the season begins. It also has Tyler Huntley on the roster, expected to serve as Jackson’s backup. The Ravens have to trim their roster to 53 by Tuesday, and it seems likely Brown won’t make the 53-man roster. But his play this preseason might compel another team to give him a good, long look. The Ravens would probably be pretty happy to keep Brown on the practice squad.

Brown’s preseason performance so far has been pretty impressive. The undrafted rookie has completed 74% of his passes (35-for-47) for 464 yards and three touchdowns (one interception) to go with 22 rushing yards and a score on five carries.

The former Duck got plenty of criticism last season as Oregon’s offense struggled to really push the envelope downfield. Accuracy was a concern. Decision-making was questioned. But Mario Cristobal’s scheme was viewed as one that held back not just Brown, but other quarterbacks who came before him. Justin Herbert, after all, got to the NFL and now he looks like a sure-fire superstar for years to come.