Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer will get his first start for the Browns on Saturday.
Rookier quarterback DeShone Kizer will get the start this Saturday versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers according to head coach Hue Jackson.
Kizer worked as the third-team quarterback in the team's preseason opener and moved up to second string behind starter Brock Osweiler in Monday's game against the New York Giants.
Now, he'll get a chance to run the show.
“This morning, I informed our quarterbacks that DeShone will be our starter for the third preseason game against Tampa," Jackson said in an official release. "He has made a lot of progress by investing the time necessary to learn our offense, working hard to improve on his fundamentals while also effectively moving the offense in preseason games. Development is so important for a young quarterback, this is the next step he needs to take and he deserves this opportunity. We are very excited about seeing DeShone in the role of starter for this week, as he is certainly positioning himself well to earn the starting job heading into the regular season.
“Much like DeShone, Brock, Cody and Kevin have worked extremely hard throughout training camp and have helped create a very supportive environment in our quarterback room. They’ve pushed each other, worked well together and we expect that to continue.”
In two games, Kizer has gone 19-for-31 passing for 258 yards and a touchdown. He's also rushed of 47 yards and a touchdown.