Browns HC Hue Jackson announced Wednesday morning that he’s made the decision to bench QB DeShone Kizer in favor of Kevin Hogan, who will start Sunday’s game against the Texans.
“I’ve made the decision to start Kevin this week,” Jackson said. “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.”
Indications have been that Hogan was going to get the start after he replaced Kizer this past weekend, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.
Hogan, 24, is a former fifth-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2016. He was waived coming out of the preseason last year and was later signed to the Browns’ practice squad before being called up a few months into the 2016 season.
In 2017, Hogan has appeared in three games and thrown for 377 yards while completing 68.4 percent of his passes to go along with three touchdowns and two interceptions.