Browns Bench QB DeShone Kizer

The Browns are giving DeShone Kizer the hook. On Sunday, Kevin Hogan will get the start at quarterback when the Browns take on the Texans. DeShone Kizer (Vertical)

I’ve made the decision to start Kevin this week,” coach Hue Jackson said in a statement released by the team. “We’ve liked what Kevin has been able to do within our offense when he’s been in there and he will ‪start on Sunday because that’s what we feel is best for our team at this point in time. This does not change the way we feel about DeShone going forward. He has worked extremely hard and still very much has a bright future. Right now, it’s better for him and his development to back up Kevin.”

The 0-5 Browns have apparently seen enough of Kizer for now, which is understandable but also contradicts their words earlier this year. Jackson said the team would be patient with Kizer and stick with him regardless of road bumps. Desperate for their first win, the Browns have made Hogan their 28th starting quarterback since reentering the league in 1999. Going back to 2008 alone, the Browns have now gone through 19 starting QBs. As Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com notes (Twitter link), that’s five more than the rest of the AFC North combined over that same period: Steelers (six), Ravens (four), and Bengals (four).

The Browns are saying all of the right things about Kizer, but their search for a franchise QB seems likely to continue this spring.

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6 comments on “Browns Bench QB DeShone Kizer

  1. Spyglass1

    Browns are cursed. They’ll ruin Hogan also. They ruin everything

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  2. ohiodevil

    Never should have started him this early. Hopefully whoever they take #1 overall next year will not get rushed in like Kizer.

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  3. madmanTX

    Haslam needs to sell the team and give it a chance to succeed.

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  4. bucketheadsdad

    Folks, this isn’t Madden. It is real life. Yes, the many resets of the Browns after they returned in 1999 have led to a great deal futility. This is the quarter turn of year 2 of what might be the biggest rebuild ever undertaken. I’ve been a Browns fan for over half a century, and while I wish they were atop the AFC North right now, I recognize what Sashi Brown and his front office is attempting to do. From every indication, Jimmy Haslam has had surgery on his “knee-jerk” reaction cortex, and is allowing the front office to rebuild this from the ground up. As much as I wish it was happening overnight, it isn’t, and we’ve got to be patient. Not an easy thing for some people to do, but there is no other choice but to be patient. As a Browns fan, I get it that we’re the butt of all of the football punchlines, and that isn’t going to change until the results on the field change. Watching them on a regular basis, I’m always looking forward the gradual improvements that occur from time to time. Sometimes they are small, almost imperceptable improvements, but the needle is most assuredly ticking upwards. Go ahead, laugh, mock, whatever you choose, if you must. Were going to continue keeping the faith.

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    • HereComeThePhillies2018

      How beaten down do you have to be as a fan to applaud “small, almost imperceptible improvements”? We’re almost at 20 years, how much longer can you keep making excuses before you realize that until the top changes none of this is going to improve. For someone who’s at least in their 50s based on your post, I’d think you’d want to see them at least make the playoffs before your golden years are over, and at the rate they’re going you’ll be lucky to see them ever make the playoffs again.

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  5. afsooner02

    Never should have drafted him to begin with….wasn’t really that special at Notre Dame. At least this time you’ll have your choice of Rosen or darnold. I would go with the former.

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