The Cleveland Browns have benched rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer in favor of Kevin Hogan to start the second half against the Jets.
The Jets shut out the Browns in the first half, with Kizer going 8-of-17 for 87 yards and an interception. Kizer lost a fumble in the half as well.
Hogan came in for Kizer last week, but head coach Hue Jackson said it was a precaution as to not get Kizer hurt in a blowout.
What does this mean for the Browns? It’s not great that Kizer hasn’t had a good showing to start the season, but there are still clearly issues on the Browns’ offense. You can mainly point to a lack of talent on the roster, and asking a rookie quarterback to work with them isn’t exactly easy.
However, upon coming into the game, Hogan led the Browns to a lead, going 5-of-5 on his first drive with 52 yards and a touchdown. It’s the first lead the Browns have had all season at 7-3.
Hogan has yet to start a game in his NFL career but had 6 appearances coming into Sunday’s game. He’s got a career 53.3 percent completion percentage with 287 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions.