Browns change QBs again, replace Kizer with Hogan
CLEVELAND — Kevin Hogan was fourth on the depth chart in training camp. He’s now Cleveland’s starting quarterback. The Browns are changing QBs. Again. Still. Hogan will replace struggling rookie DeShone Kizer this week and start at Houston, becoming the 28th different starter for the Browns since 1999. Hogan has come off the bench three times this season and produced points for the spiraling Browns (0-5), who are 1-20 in two seasons under coach Hue Jackson and showing minimal signs of improvement.
On Monday, Jackson said he needed more time to process the quarterback situation, which never seems to improve in Cleveland.
Kizer has regressed in recent weeks, throwing interceptions and prompting Jackson to make the swap. The NFL’s youngest starting quarterback, the 21-year-old Kizer leads the league with nine interceptions — four inside the red zone. The second-round pick from Notre Dame has showed promise, but he’s been indecisive and inaccurate, and Jackson thinks the next step is for him to watch from the sideline and learn.
Hogan wasn’t even in the conversation to win Cleveland’s starting job in training camp when Kizer, Cody Kessler and Brock Osweiler battled it out. ••• Associated Press