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DeShone Kizer
Rating Yards TD
49.5 851 3
Team: Cleveland BrownsHt/Wt: 6-4/233 NFFC ADP: 241.75
Position: QBBorn: 1/3/1996 Birthplace: Toledo, OH
College: Notre DameDraft: 2nd Round 20th pick by Browns (2017)

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Oct. 18, 2017 7:20 AM PT8:20 AM MT9:20 AM CT10:20 AM ET14:20 GMT22:20 7:20 AM MST9:20 AM EST9:20 AM CT18:20 UAE10:20 ETNaN:� - Kizer will be back starting for the Browns on Sunday against Tennessee.
Analysis: One bad game by Kevin Hogan was enough for Hue Jackson to give the starting job back to Kizer, who hasn't exactly been putting up fantasy-relevant numbers.
Oct. 11, 2017 7:25 AM PT8:25 AM MT9:25 AM CT10:25 AM ET14:25 GMT22:25 7:25 AM MST9:25 AM EST9:25 AM CT18:25 UAE10:25 ETNaN:� - Second-year quarterback Kevin Hogan will replace rookie DeShone Kizer as the starter against the Houston Texans on Sunday, coach Hue Jackson announced Wednesday. Hogan, 24, will make the first start of his career over Kizer, who was benched after halftime in last Sunday's 17-14 loss to the New York Jets.
Analysis: The 21-year-old Kizer, a second-round pick out of Notre Dame, went 0-5 as a starter and was last in the NFL with a 49.5 passer rating, completing 81 of 159 passes for 851 yards with three touchdowns and nine picks. The Browns' offense played better with Hogan under center in the second half against the Jets, scoring 14 points and gaining 244 total yards. With Kizer in the game, Cleveland had 175 total yards and two red-zone turnovers.
Oct. 8, 2017 2:13 PM PT3:13 PM MT4:13 PM CT5:13 PM ET21:13 GMT5:13 2:13 PM MST4:13 PM EST4:13 PM CT1:13 UAE (+1)17:13 ETNaN:� - DeShone Kizer was 8 of 17 for 87 yards and didn't throw a touchdown pass Sunday in the Cleveland Browns' 17-14 loss to the New York Jets. He threw one interception, fumbled once and was sacked one time. Kizer added 29 rushing yards on six carries.
Analysis: Kizer was benched in the second half after the Browns trailed 3-0 at the break. The QB switch was startling since coach Hue Jackson had given his unconditional support to Kizer, promising to stick with him no matter what happened this season. Jackson's conclusion to bench an ineffective Kizer for Kevin Hogan was the right move. Hogan threw two touchdown passes to pull the Browns within 17-14.
Oct. 1, 2017 12:39 PM PT1:39 PM MT2:39 PM CT3:39 PM ET19:39 GMT3:39 12:39 PM MST2:39 PM EST2:39 PM CT23:39 UAE15:39 ETNaN:� - Kizer was 16 of 34 for 118 yards and didn't throw a touchdown pass Sunday in the Cleveland Browns' 31-7 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. He threw one interception, didn't fumble and was sacked one time. Kizer added 10 rushing yards on five carries.
Analysis: Cleveland fell to 1-19 in two seasons under coach Hue Jackson, who has been handed the league's youngest roster and is trying to break in Kizer without many weapons.
Sep. 24, 2017 4:22 PM PT5:22 PM MT6:22 PM CT7:22 PM ET23:22 GMT7:22 4:22 PM MST6:22 PM EST6:22 PM CT3:22 UAE (+1)19:22 ETNaN:� - DeShone Kizer was 22 of 47 for 242 yards and threw two touchdown passes Sunday in the Cleveland Browns' 31-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He threw three interceptions, didn't fumble and was sacked one time. Kizer added 44 rushing yards on seven carries and scored one touchdown on the ground.
Analysis: Kizer was surely better than last week when he was dealing with migraines but it's hard to overlook three interceptions for the second straight week. He wasn't helped by his receivers, who had four drops in the first half alone. Kizer is only completing 52.9 percent of his passes and has three TDs with seven picks, so he's left himself plenty of room for improvement.
Sep. 17, 2017 10:57 AM PT11:57 AM MT12:57 PM CT1:57 PM ET17:57 GMT1:57 10:57 AM MST12:57 PM EST12:57 PM CT21:57 UAE13:57 ETNaN:� - Kizer left Sunday's game against Baltimore with a migraine in the second quarter.
Analysis: Coming off a solid debut against Pittsburgh last week, Kizer was 6 for 11 for 81 yards and interception. He also lost a fumble when sacked. He was replaced by Kevin Hogan, who promptly moved the Browns 83 yards in five plays for a touchdown, on a pace to David Njoku.
Sep. 17, 2017 1:22 PM PT2:22 PM MT3:22 PM CT4:22 PM ET20:22 GMT4:22 1:22 PM MST3:22 PM EST3:22 PM CT0:22 UAE (+1)16:22 ETNaN:� - DeShone Kizer was 15 of 31 for 182 yards and didn't throw a touchdown pass Sunday in the Cleveland Browns' 24-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He threw three interceptions, fumbled once and was sacked two times. Kizer added 26 rushing yards on five carries.
Analysis: Kizer, who left with a migraine headache in the second quarter after four ineffective series: a three-and-out, a lost fumble, an interception and a punt. The former Notre Dame star was replaced by second-year pro Kevin Hogan, but returned in the third quarter with Baltimore up 21-10. On his second series back, Kizer moved the Browns to the Baltimore 7 before being picked off in the end zone by Lardarius Webb.
Sep. 10, 2017 1:28 PM PT2:28 PM MT3:28 PM CT4:28 PM ET20:28 GMT4:28 1:28 PM MST3:28 PM EST3:28 PM CT0:28 UAE (+1)16:28 ETNaN:� - Kizer finished 20 of 30 for 222 yards with a TD and an interception in his NFL debut, the Browns' 21-18 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: Kizer was guilty of holding onto the ball too long and put himself at risk with a few runs, ultimately taking seven sacks and throwing a few more balls that could have been picked.
Aug. 27, 2017 9:38 AM PT10:38 AM MT11:38 AM CT12:38 PM ET16:38 GMT0:38 9:38 AM MST11:38 AM EST11:38 AM CT20:38 UAE12:38 ETNaN:� - Kizer has yet to be named the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns' regular-season opener on Sept. 10. But he may have taken a step closer in a 13-9 preseason victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night.
Analysis: The rookie quarterback didn't throw any touchdown passes in his first start and completed only 6 of 18 passes for 93 yards and an interception.
Aug. 23, 2017 5:25 AM PT6:25 AM MT7:25 AM CT8:25 AM ET12:25 GMT20:25 5:25 AM MST7:25 AM EST7:25 AM CT16:25 UAE8:25 ETNaN:� - The Browns seem to be giving their starting quarterback job to Kizer after previously leaning toward veteran Brock Osweiler.
Analysis: Kizer will start the team's third preseason game, Saturday against Tampa Bay, and coach Hue Jackson said the rookie "is certainly positioning himself well to earn the starting job heading into the regular season." It's the Notre Dame product's job to lose at this point, so grab him for your two-quarterback leagues.
Aug. 22, 2017 6:49 AM PT7:49 AM MT8:49 AM CT9:49 AM ET13:49 GMT21:49 6:49 AM MST8:49 AM EST8:49 AM CT17:49 UAE9:49 ETNaN:� - Kizer finished 8 of 13 for 74 yards and scored on a 1-yard sneak in the Browns' 10-6 win over the Giants on Monday.
Analysis: Kizer came into the game seemingly behind Brock Osweiler in the Browns' QB competition, but given Osweiler's underwhelming performance, this could be a race to the finish.
Aug. 18, 2017 4:22 PM PT5:22 PM MT6:22 PM CT7:22 PM ET23:22 GMT7:22 4:22 PM MST6:22 PM EST6:22 PM CT3:22 UAE (+1)19:22 ETNaN:� - Brock Osweiler will make his second straight preseason start at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns when they face the Giants on Monday night at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, but head coach Hue Jackson's main mission is getting an extended look at Kizer.
Analysis: "It doesn't mean anything for the regular season," Jackson said. "This is this game. (Osweiler) will walk out first. (His playing time) could decrease. I want to see these young guys play quite a bit. That's why I'm putting (Kizer) out there second."
Aug. 11, 2017 10:43 AM PT11:43 AM MT12:43 PM CT1:43 PM ET17:43 GMT1:43 10:43 AM MST12:43 PM EST12:43 PM CT21:43 UAE13:43 ETNaN:� - Kizer threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Payton on fourth-and-2 with 1:52 to play Friday night to lead the Cleveland Browns past the visiting New Orleans Saints 20-14 in the preseason opener for both teams.
Analysis: Kizer completed 11 of 18 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown, while Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler certainly didn't do much. Keep an eye on this situation.
June 14, 2017 9:19 AM PT10:19 AM MT11:19 AM CT12:19 PM ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST11:19 AM CT20:19 UAE12:19 ETNaN:� - Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer has signed his four-year contract. The deal is projected to be worth nearly $5 million and include a $1.7 million signing bonus.
Analysis: The second-round draft pick from Notre Dame has shown progress during the team's mandatory minicamp and Kizer took snaps on Tuesday with Cleveland's starting offense. Kizer is battling veterans Cody Kessler and Brock Osweiler for the starting job. Kizer has been pleased with his development so far, but reiterated Wednesday that he has a lot to learn.

Regular Season Stats

Career Passing Stats
Year Team G Att Cmp Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds Rating
2017 Cle 5 159 81 50.9 851 5.4 3 9 12 63 49.5
Totals 5 159 81 50.9 851 5.4 3 9 12 63 49.5

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats
Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2017 Cle 5 28 126 4.5 2 0 0 - 0
Totals 5 28 126 4.5 2 0 0 - 0

Incomplete Pass Information

Pass Attempted Completions Total Incomplete
159 81 78

Type Number Pct of Incomp Pct of Overall Attempts
Pass Dropped 6 7.7 3.8
Poor Throw 34 43.6 21.4
Pass Defensed 22 28.2 13.8
Pass Hit at Line 2 2.6 1.3
Other 14 17.9 8.8
Intercepted 9 11.5 5.7
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