Browns Name Kevin Hogan Starting Quarterback

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Hue Jackson is now 1-20 as the Browns coach, so he probably had to do something.

Kevin Hogan, acquired on waivers six days before the start of the 2016 season, will start on October 15 when the Browns play the Texans in Houston, Coach Hue Jackson announced the morning of October 11.

Hogan impressed after taking over from Kizer during their Week Five clash with the New York Jets, completing 16 of 19 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. The offense functioned better with Hogan under center, scoring 14 points and gaining 244 total yards.

Kizer will be the backup. This does not change the way we feel about DeShone going forward.

Jackson benched Kizer at halftime of the game with the Jets on October 8. He completed 16-of-19 for 194 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the second half, and he now will make his first National Football League start. Five games into the season, he is Cleveland's starter.

The Cleveland Browns have decided to make a change at quarterback in the wake of some of the struggles that rookie DeShone Kizer has had in the early part of the season. He was promoted when the Browns were hit with a rash of quarterback injuries early in 2016 and played in four games last season.

"As an offense, we would be comfortable with either one of those guys back there", Thomas said.

Kizer, the 52nd pick of the 2017 draft, can still be a franchise quarterback, Jackson said on October 9. The winless rookie is completing less than 51 percent of his passes and has thrown nine interceptions to his three touchdowns. He has a 104.8 passer rating.