Here's what Browns coach Hue Jackson had to say about the QBs after Friday's scrimmage

Here's what Browns coach Hue Jackson had to say about the QBs after Friday's scrimmage

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Next week, the Cleveland Browns will play the first game of the 2017 preseason.

The team took another step to prepare for that game with Friday night's Orange and Brown Scrimmage at First Energy Stadium.

Here's what head coach Hue Jackson had to say about the quarterback play:

"Like I said, there was spotty play here and there. We were mixing and matching and playing. In fairness, I thought they all tried to hold their own pretty well. (QB) Brock (Osweiler) did some good things. (QB) Kevin (Hogan) did some good things with the White Team. There were some things that (QB) Cody (Kessler) could have done better, and there are some things that (QB) DeShone (Kizer) could have done a little better. We will just keep growing from that. That wasn't to me a true indication of who they are and what they are. It was good to get them in our stadium, on our field, around our fans and see what that is going to be like so that next Thursday night that is not new to them. They all will understand what that feels like and looks like."

Heading into camp, the QBs were ranked as such:

  • Cody Kessler (2nd year player, was with Cleveland last year)
  • Brock Osweiler (drafted in 2012, former Denver Bronco/Houston Texan)
  • Deshone Kizer (rookie out of Notre Dame)
  • Kevin Hogan (2nd year player, was with Cleveland last year)

Will he look into potential changes at the quarterback position moving forward? Jackson said yes:

"Absolutely, I will. I have to. We have a game next Thursday. I will definitely look at it. As I said to all of you the other day, it doesn't mean whichever road we decide to travel for next Thursday that doesn't mean that is the starter for the season. That might be for a game until we see more. We might need to see more as I said a while back. All of this is good information for me, good data for me, good data for our staff and good data for our executive team to really look at every possibility we have as we move forward."

Jackson stressed that he didn't say he will change it, just that he may change it.

"It probably won't be (different) tomorrow," he said. "As we start getting ready to play New Orleans, by Monday I'm sure it will be what it is going to be."

Jackson said he's not concerned the first team offense didn't score on the second team defense, and that he doesn't think there's a rush on deciding on a starting quarterback. He did say that deciding by the third preseason game is fair, but he wants to do it as fast as he can.

"What's important is we do it the right way," he said.

Jackson said he wants to QB competition to be fair.

"This thing is still really fluid in my mind," he said.

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