Monday, 16 October, 2017

No Deshaun Watson vs. DeShone Kizer as Browns make QB change

Cleveland Browns quarterback Kevin Hogan shown during the Oct. 8 game will start Oct. 15 when the Browns take on the Texans in Houston Kevin Hogan to replace DeShone Kizer as starting QB for Browns
Kristopher Love | 11 October, 2017, 19:56

Head coach Hue Jackson has named Kevin Hogan the starter at QB for the Browns in Week 6. Deshaun Watson's meteoric rise continues for the Texans, but the Browns have pulled the plug on DeShone Kizer.

Hogan now gets his chance as the 28th different quarterback to start for the Browns since 1999. With Kizer at quarterback in the game, Cleveland had 175 total yards and two red-zone turnovers as he completed 8 of 17 for 87 yards with an interception.

The Cleveland Browns have decided to make a change at quarterback in the wake of some of the struggles that rookie DeShone Kizer has had in the early part of the season. He gets the ball out quickly and accurately, neither of which Kizer could do. But during the Browns' 0-5 start, he's been miserable.

Hogan was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2016 draft with the 165th overall pick.

Hogan, cut after being drafted in the fifth round by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016, has so far been involved in seven National Football League games but Sunday will mark his first start.

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas did not express a preference when asked on October 9 about the quarterback situation, but he did say he hopes Jackson sticks with whatever choice is made. His passer rating is 49.5. He looked pretty good last week, though, completing 16 of 19 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns along with 30 rushing yards.