But Kizer will get ample chances over the next 10 days to earn the starting job — or at least give the coaching staff a belief that he won’t be over his head if and when he does get a chance to play in the regular season. Kizer has been receiving a lot of reps in practice, and that should be no different in the games either.
Cody Kessler might actually be the most known quantity on the team. He’s smart and fairly polished, but as one league evaluator told us this summer, Kessler has the look of “a career backup.” That’s a good player to have on hand but hardly starting material. The Browns also have Kevin Hogan — a 2016 Chiefs fifth-round pick who was on Cleveland’s roster late last year — on hand.