Deshone Kizer #9 QB
Height / Weight
6'4" / 233 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
January 3, 1996 (22)
2nd Season
2017 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 52 (CLE)
Notre Dame
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Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy praised the newly acquired quarterback DeShone Kizer, saying that he felt Kizer would have been a first-round pick in this year's NFL draft. Green Bay acquired Kizer from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for former first-round cornerback Damarius Randall. It is unclear if McCarthy felt that Kizer is currently as good a prospect as the five quarterbacks who went in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft or if Kizer would have been if he had stayed and developed for another year at Notre Dame. Kizer was poorly managed last year in Cleveland. Still, he looked completely unprepared for the NFL game and had problems with accuracy and turnovers. Kizer is capable of being very accurate when his feet are set but frequently misses targets when he is on the move. Kizer's speed is one of his best assets, so his inability to throw on the run is a huge detriment to his game. Furthermore, it appears that Kizer is attempting to rework his throwing motion this offseason. Overall, Kizer may end up developing into a quality player, but he is still years away. With quarterback Aaron Rodgers cemented as the starter in Green Bay, Kizer should have plenty of time to develop. In the meantime, he will compete with Brett Hundley for the second-string role.

over 1 month ago | RotoBaller

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshone Kizer was traded to the Green Bay Packers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. What a day for the Browns. After trading for receiver Jarvis Landry and quarterback Tyrod Taylor, the team traded Kizer for cornerback Damarious Randall. This could be notable, as star quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a collarbone injury last season and may not be fully healthy. Until there is different news, though, Kizer will be a backup with his new team. This is certainly bad news for Brett Hundley, who filled in for the injured Rodgers last year and was extremely inconsistent.

3 months ago | RotoBaller

Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer turned in one of his better statistical games of the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 17. Kizer completed 16-of-30 passes for 314 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception while adding 61 rushing yards. The 300-yard game was the first of Kizer's career as the Browns became just the second NFL team to go 0-16 in a season. Kizer deserved better but wide receiver Corey Coleman committed a brutal fourth-down drop in the red zone on the team's final drive of the game when they needed a touchdown to win. Kizer finishes his rookie campaign with 2,894 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 22 interceptions. He will be looking at heavy competition next training camp as the Browns are sure to use one of their first-round rookie picks on a quarterback this spring.

5 months ago | RotoBaller