The Cleveland Browns simply can't make up their mind when it comes to their starting quarterback this season, as they're prepared to make their second change up in three weeks.
Cleveland drafted quarterback DeShone Kizer with the 52nd overall pick in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Browns have been extremely thin at the quarterback position for the past several years, having never quite been able to get in on the franchise position sweepstakes.
They passed up on the opportunity to select DeShaun Watson in the first round of the draft, instead trading down their second pick in the round to the Texans - who swooped up the Clemson product.
Kizer instead started the season for the Browns, however, they have yet to pick up a win this season. During the Brown's Week Five loss to the New York Jets, Kizer was benched in favor of backup Kevin Hogan.
He had put on a terrible performance that saw him retain the title of last place in the NFL in completion percentage, interceptions and passer rating.
Despite being benched the entire game for Week Six, Kizer's nine interceptions on the year still lead the NFL. Kizer was left on the bench in favor of Hogan for the Browns Week Six meeting with the Texans, where they lost 33-17 behind a terrible performance from Hogan.
While knowing they won't get any further with Hogan at the helm, Browns head coach Hue Jackson announced today (Wed., October 18, 2017) that Kizer will return to the starting lineup this Sunday against the Titans.
It certainly won't be an easy task for Cleveland, as they take on Titans and impressive young quarterback Marcus Mariota, who currently sit atop the AFC South. While the decision to start Kizer remains, Hogan won't be available this weekend regardless as he is suffering from injured ribs.
Cody Kessler will serve as the Browns No. 2 quarterback instead. If Kizer continues his terrible play Sunday, Kessler could quite possibly the next man up for Cleveland in their ongoing carousel of signal callers.
What are your thoughts on the Browns going back to Kizer as their starting quarterback? Did Hogan not get a fair enough shake? Or should Kizer be the man behind center in Cleveland for the remainder of the season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
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