Michael McClymont

3h in the past

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After 5 begins, rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer has been despatched to the bench.

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson named backup Kevin Hogan because the starter for the group’s subsequent recreation towards the Houston Texans.

“I’ve made the choice to start out Kevin this week,” Jackson stated in a assertion Wednesday. “We have favored what Kevin has been capable of do inside our offense when he is been in there and he’ll begin on Sunday as a result of that is what we really feel is greatest for our workforce at this time limit.”

Kizer was benched in the course of the group’s Week 5 loss to the New York Jets. He went eight-for-17 for 87 yards and an interception thrown within the purple zone. He additionally misplaced a fumble earlier than being changed by Hogan.

Hogan went sixteen-for-19 for 194 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in aid.

The Browns used their 52nd general decide to draft Kizer in April and named him the staff’s beginning quarterback after the preseason. Although he has proven flashes, he is additionally thrown 9 interceptions and misplaced two fumbles in simply 5 video games.

“This doesn’t change the best way we really feel about DeShone going ahead,” Jackson stated of his determination to bench the rookie. “He has labored extraordinarily exhausting and nonetheless very a lot has a shiny future. Proper now, it is higher for him and his improvement to again up Kevin.”

The transfer spares the winless Browns from a matchup between Kizer and Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Cleveland handed on Watson and elected to take move-rusher Myles Garrett with the primary decide of this yr’s draft. Watson has began the previous 4 video games for Houston and led the staff to a 2-2 report in that span, throwing for eleven landing passes and dashing for 2 extra.