The Houston Texans will have to game plan for quarterback Kevin Hogan, not Dehsone Kizer for this week’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
One of the top quarterbacks going into the 2017 NFL Draft was former Notre Dame star Deshone Kizer.
The Houston Texans could have selected Kizer, but instead they traded up in order to take Deshaun Watson.
Kizer ended up with the Cleveland Browns in the second round of this year’s draft and was actually named their starter heading into this season.
With the Browns and Texans set to face off this Sunday, the Houston won’t be game planning for Kizer. Instead Cleveland’s starting quarterback will be Kevin Hogan.
Hogan played his college ball at the University of Stanford. He took over when Andrew Luck left for the NFL. He will be the Browns’ 28th starting quarterback since 1999. That has to be an all-time record.
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Hogan was a fifth round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016, but was released in September of 2016.
Hogan played earlier this season when the Browns visited the Baltimore Ravens and looked pretty solid.
The Browns clearly made a change in order to try and light a spark to an offense that has struggled every week.
I’m not sure that starting Hogan against the Texans is the best move. I would think that Kizer’s mobility could hurt Houston. But they won’t have to worry about that with him not playing.
The Texans could use a spark on defense with both J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus out for the season. Playing the Browns could end up giving them a lot of confidence after giving up over 40 pints to the Chiefs this past Sunday night.