Is there less exciting news to anticipate on a weekly basis than which quarterback will the Cleveland Browns start? Call me if you’ve thought of any. Nevertheless, that is what Browns coach Hue Jackson is tasked with doing.
After replacing DeShone Kizer as the starting quarterback in Week 6 with Kevin Hogan, head coach Hue Jackson reinserted DeShone Kizer back into the starting lineup in Week 7. It didn’t take long before the rookie was sent to the bench again, this time in favor of third-stringer Cody Kessler, who finished the game against the Tennessee Titans last Sunday.
Basically, Cleveland is playing the worst game of hot-potato ever, but with QBs.
Like in each of the past couple of weeks, Hue Jackson is in the process determining which signal-caller to tap for Week 8’s matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Jackson will review some tapes first before coming up with a decision.
“Like I said yesterday,” Jackson said Monday, “everything is on the table. I will continue to watch tape and go from there.”
The winless Browns have been searching for answers on how to get that elusive first victory of the season and it’s not helping the team that they are once again undergoing a quarterback quandary.
Amazingly, the Browns are still searching for a long-term solution to their perennial problem under center despite having a pair of solutions presented right in front of them. Those solutions are now the cornerstones of the future of the Houston Texans (Deshaun Watson) and the Philadelphia Eagles (Carson Wentz).
Here’s one tip on how to hold on to the starting quarterback role in Cleveland: avoid turning the ball over.
“[W]e can’t turn the football over,” Jackson said. “That is going to be my battle cry as the coach and the offensive leader. We can’t turn the ball over, and we have turned it over way too much.”