Cleveland Browns rookie defensive lineman Myles Garrett made his way to the top of the 2017 NFL Draft by being an impactful pass rusher off the edge. If both fail, Cody Kessler - a third-round pick who posted a solid 92.3 passer rating despite losing all eight of his starts as a rookie in 2016 - might get another shot.
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Kizer's performance Thursday night basically threw kerosene on the Browns annual QB competition bonfire, setting the debate ablaze once again much to the chagrin of head coach Hue Jackson. Let's see it for what it was. "We all know he is talented, as I said before, but there are still some things he needs to do better".
"You do not get a lot of chances to play this game", Nassib said.
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"I wasn't expecting perfection", Jackson said after the win. You want to do what's best for your team and for your players, not just because people see a bomb that's thrown down the field for 45 yards.
Kizer also completed a 52-yard pass to receiver Richard Mullaney that set up a touchdown earlier in the fourth quarter. Osweiler was acquired in a trade that many thought was just Cleveland taking on salary.
The Saints' defense is still likely to be their downfall in the division race, but Drew Brees has never played with a back of Peterson's quality, so they could be more risky than usual. He finished 6 of 14 for 42 yards, but had several errant passes and incompletions.
Deprived of talent at quarterback, along the offensive line and pretty much everywhere on defense, the Browns waited until Christmas Eve to win their first and only game.
He ushered in the Osweiler era in Cleveland with a signature incompletion for his first play from scrimmage.
There's still work to do, and Jackson isn't going to succumb to outside pressure to rush him. "You need to be able to take shots if they're going to do that".
Michael Thomas may have played in one series, but the Saints backup wide receivers showed up when it mattered.