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Cleveland's QB dilemma - Hogan, Kizer or Kessler?

By Sam Monson
Oct 16, 2017
Cleveland Browns Cody Kessler Kevin Hogan DeShone Kizer

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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 08: Kevin Hogan #8 of the Cleveland Browns is tackled by Morris Claiborne #21 of the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
  • The Kevin Hogan era got off to an inauspicious start this weekend, with the latest Cleveland Browns starting quarterback throwing three interceptions and finishing up with a game grade of 29.3, little short of disastrous.
  • Hogan had shown flashes in limited action for the Browns over the past season and a half, but as a starter against the Texans he was consistently inaccurate and putting the ball in harm’s way, despite facing a Texans defense shorn of their best two pass-rushers, who also lost their third-best at one point in the game.
  • The Browns have yet to give any playing time to second-year QB Cody Kessler, who showed some solid play as a rookie in 2016, including a passer rating of 91.6 when under pressure last season.
  • Kessler’s 2014 college grade of 90.0 is also the highest single-season mark we have seen from any quarterback on the Cleveland roster while they were in college.

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