CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer has been named the starter for the Cleveland Browns third preseason game on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brock Osweiler, who was acquired from the Houston Texans during the offseason, started the previous two preseason games, but Kizer will take the lead for the team's third match-up. In the first preseason game, Kizer threw for 184 yards, including a couple deep passes and a touchdown. Kizer excelled in the second game as well, throwing for 74 yards on eight completions.
Head coach Hue Jackson released a statement regarding the announcement:
Coach Jackson added that all of the quarterbacks have worked extremely hard through training camp, which has led to somewhat of a quarterback controversy between the players.
The Cleveland Browns take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday in Florida. The Browns have beat their previous two opponents during this preseason.