Saying that the Cleveland Browns have been unable to find success over the last several seasons is a tremendous understatement. Leading to such a notion, the struggling AFC North franchise has encountered quite the quarterback carousel en route to selecting former Notre Dame signal caller DeShone Kizer in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
While struggling out of the gate, Kizer has continued to endure criticism with Cleveland Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James becoming the latest to chime in. Despite James stating that Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson should be under center in Cleveland, Kizer had a pretty simple response to such criticism.
“That has nothing to do with me,” Kizer said, via Cleveland.com.
It is also worth noting that while Watson did have a strong start for the Texans, the first-year quarterback is now out for the season with a torn ACL.
“I think Deshaun Watson should be a Brown,” James originally told reporters. “Doesn’t mean that Myles Garrett isn’t going to be a great football player. But Deshaun Watson should’ve been our quarterback. Doesn’t mean you’re [ripping] on the next guy. It’s just that you’re stating what you see.”
However, it appears as though Browns head coach Hue Jackson still hasn’t lost faith in Kizer.
“I thought early he did a good job of being very team-protecting with the ball,” Jackson said of Kizer’s performance during Sunday’s 38-24 loss to the Detroit Lions. “He did a great job of getting us in and out of the huddle and did a great job of audible-ing to different plays. That was a check when we threw the touchdown to Kenny Britt. That was outstanding. That was something that we hadn’t done all year. That’s how you score more touchdowns.”