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Browns coach Hue Jackson not sold on DeShone Kizer as QB of the future

The Cleveland Browns have yet to get a win during the 2017 NFL campaign. Despite hopes of potentially turning things around with a rookie quarterback in DeShone Kizer, Hue Jackson’s squad remains winless with an uncertain future ahead.

As the team approaches yet another disappointing end to a season, the Browns brass will have to figure out how they want to address the quarterback situation and it seems as though they’re keeping their options open. Jackson is by no means sold on making Kizer the team’s quarterback for the long-term in Cleveland, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.

“The quarterbacks on our football team, in general, just all of them, they all understand that we’re always trying to better our position,” Jackson said Wednesday. “We did not draft a quarterback in the first round and say, ‘This is our quarterback of the future.’ We took a quarterback. We’re trying to grow him.”

In 13 games this season, Kizer has thrown for 2,398 yards, nine touchdowns, and 19 interceptions. Although Kizer’s passing stats leave a lot to be desired, the rookie has become a force on the ground with his mobility under center racking up 350 rushing yards to go along with five rushing touchdowns.

If the Browns were winning some or showing tremendous promise for the future, Kizer likely wouldn’t be on the hot seat or under the pressure that he is to perform in Cleveland. Unfortunately, the situation may force the team to bring in an upgrade in free agency or through the NFL Draft.

Along with Kizer’s shaky status as the long-term starter in Cleveland, it’s possible Jackson could be on his way out with new general manager John Dorsey unwilling to guarantee his return as head coach. There could be a lot of changes within the Browns organization as Dorsey tries to get this struggling franchise headed in the right direction.