Browns to start rookie QB DeShone Kizer on Saturday


Brock Osweiler’s inside track to win the Browns’ Week 1 starting job is looking a little less certain now.

Adding to the already simmering quarterback drama in Cleveland, head coach Hue Jackson announced Wednesday that rookie DeShone Kizer would start the team’s third preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He added that Kizer is putting himself in position to start Week 1. (We bolded the key section).

“This morning, I informed our quarterbacks that DeShone will be our starter for the third preseason game against Tampa,” Jackson wrote in a statement released by the club Wednesday morning. “He has made a lot of progress by investing the time necessary to learn our offense, working hard to improve on his fundamentals while also effectively moving the offense in preseason games. Development is so important for a young quarterback, this is the next step he needs to take and he deserves this opportunity. We are very excited about seeing DeShone in the role of starter for this week, as he is certainly positioning himself well to earn the starting job heading into the regular season.

“Much like DeShone, Brock, Cody [Kessler] and Kevin [Hogan] have worked extremely hard

Article source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000833537/article/browns-to-start-rookie-qb-deshone-kizer-on-saturday

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