Cleveland Browns HC Hue Jackson announced Wednesday morning that they are starting DeShone Kizer at quarterback in Week 8.
The Browns have been swapping quarterbacks in and out of the lineup the past few weeks, which has drawn criticism for how they’re handling the position.
Kizer was sent to the bench in favor of Kevin Hogan in Week 6 only to return as the team’s starter this past weekend. However, Jackson elected to bench Kizer during the game and bring in Cody Kessler, so there’s no guarantee that Kizer makes it through Week 8’s game.
Kizer, 21, was selected with the No. 52 overall pick by the Browns. Some felt that Kizer has first-round ability and the highest ceiling of any of this year’s quarterback prospects, but he was coming off of a disappointing college season and struggled with consistency, which led to him falling to the Browns in round two.
According to OverTheCap.com, Kizer signed a four-year contract worth $4,498,412, which includes a signing bonus of $1,738,844.
In 2017, Kizer has appeared in five games for the Browns and thrown for 851 yards while completing 50.9 percent of his passes to go along with three touchdowns and nine interceptions. He has also rushed for 126 yards. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 34 quarterback out of 34 qualifying players.