Rookie DeShone Kizer will start at quarterback for the Browns in Week 1 against the Steelers, cleveland.com reports.
Kizer secured the job during the Browns’ 13-9 preseason win at the Buccaneers on Saturday night, even though he completed just 6 of 18 attempts for 93 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception. It doesn’t take much to beat out Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler.
“I feel comfortable with him,” Jackson said of Kizer after Saturday’s game. “He has the right feel for me and for what I’m looking for.”
Jackson is expected to make a formal announcement of his decision Sunday.
Kizer, a second-round pick out of Notre Dame, will become the 27th quarterback to start for the Browns since 1999 and the second rookie QB to start in Week 1, cleveland.com notes. Brandon Weeden was the first, in 2012, when Cleveland lost its season opener to the Eagles, 17-16.
Colin Kaepernick can’t find a home in the NFL, but items related to his national anthem protest have found a place in the Smithsonian.
USA Today reported Friday that Kaepernick’s game-worn jersey, shoes and a photo of his controversial protest will be displayed as part of a Black Lives Matter exhibit at the famous museum in Washington, D.C. The exhibit will reside in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History.
“The National Museum of African American History and Culture has nearly 40,000 items in our collection,” Damion Thomas, the museum’s sports curator, told USA Today via email. “The Colin Kaepernick collection is in line with the museum’s larger collecting efforts to document the varied areas of society that have been impacted by the Black Lives Matter movement.”