Browns make it official: DeShone Kizer is their starting quarterback

  • Browns make it official: DeShone Kizer is their starting quarterback

Browns make it official: DeShone Kizer is their starting quarterback

Kizer (6-foot-4, 233 pounds) earned the start with his work in the two preseason games, leading the Browns to victories in both. "I thought he did some really good things".

"We're going to get with DeShone and ride him through it all", Jackson. You look at what Hue Jackson has done with young and rookie quarterbacks in his career, he's just the man to do it. If you don't want to keep him, a reasonable thing here to do is to play the guys that are going to help you win some games. "We're all excited about that".

But only the second rookie to start the opener, joining Brandon Weeden in 2012. So, yeah. Good job, I guess.

Even though Kizer struggled in Saturday's preseason game (6-for-18 for 93 yards and an interception) the rookie has shown the most promise of any of the quarterbacks on the Browns' roster.

Jackson hasn't decided if Kizer will play in Thursday's preseason finale at Chicago.

So what does this mean for Osweiler? The Houston Texans had rewarded him with a $72 million contract.

Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com first reported that Kizer beat out Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler.

If he starts against the Steelers, he would be the Browns' 27th starting quarterback since returning in 1999, the 19th in Thomas' tenure, the 15th opening-day starter since 1999 and the fourth in four years. He led the Irish to a comeback victory over the Cavaliers, which was highlighted by his 39-yard touchdown pass to Will Fuller with 12 seconds remaining in the game. Martin barely played in the first half, catching one pass for 7 yards. I don't see that happening. "We thought that he had exactly what we were looking for", Jackson said.

According to Fox Sports, the Bears believe that Meredith tore his ACL.

No matter if Kizer sees game action on Thursday or not, the future is now for the Toledo, Ohio native with the Cleveland Browns. Bucs coach Dirk Koetter spent part of a team meeting Wednesday allowing players to talk about the issue of anthem protests and letting players know they were free to handle the anthem as they pleased.

With Petty likely missing all of 2017, that means the tanking Jets, already with the worst quarterback situation in the National Football League, will be down to Josh McNown and Christian Hackenberg.

The Browns' first scoring drive of the game was set up by an interception from Peppers, who jumped the route of a pass from Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston over the middle of the field at the goal line and returned the ball out to the Cleveland 23-yard line. He also speaks as a coach without any other legitimate option; neither Osweiler nor Kessler seized the opportunity given to him.

He doesn't want it to spin again anytime soon.