AFC Notes: Broncos, Browns, Dolphins, Ravens


  • Mike Klis reports that Klint Kubiak is expected to be promoted to the team’s quarterbacks coach now that Bill Musgrave is taking over for Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator.
  • According to Klis, something to keep an eye on this week is the Broncos naming Paxton Lynch their new starting quarterback.


Browns HC Hue Jackson announced following Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars that they’re sticking with rookie DeShone Kizer as their starting quarterback.

“DeShone is going to start at quarterback next week,” Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “There’s no question about that. We just have to continue to get better and continue to work at it. Just have to make those plays when they are there. He knows that. Have to take care of the ball better. Just have to keep working at it.

Jackson added that they need to continue playing him to see if he can be their long-term quarterback.

“Where we are right now, I need to continue to see him,” said Jackson. “Let’s let him play. Let’s let him play this thing out. As long as he’s healthy, let’s keep putting him out there. I want to walk away from this season knowing exactly what DeShone Kizer is top to bottom. He deserves that. I know this is all tough for him. Week in and week out, it’s the consistency he has to keep chasing. He just has to keep working at it.


  • Dolphins HC Adam Gase announced that QB Jay Cutler is in the concussion protocol. Although, Gase added that there’s no reason to say Cutler is not their starting quarterback if healthy. (Joe Schad)


Ravens HC John Harbaugh told reporters after Sunday’s game that he’s hoping WR Breshad Perriman is “a little ticked off” by the decision to bench him.

He knew the situation, he practiced really hard and really well this week. Breshad Perriman has a lot of character and a lot of talent. It’s like any sport, sometimes you get reset a little bit and get rolling,” Harbaugh said, via “He’s going to be OK. He’s confident, he’s tough and he wants to do well. He’s probably a little ticked off. I hope he is. I want him to be ticked off. I want him to come out there and show it in the way he practices. He’ll do it.”

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