As one quarterback comes in for the Cleveland Browns, another leaves town. Entering the 2015 NFL Draft, he was the top-rated free safety prospect, but Green Bay chose to move him to cornerback where he's spent most of his career. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Green Bay Packers have reportedly acquired DeShone Kizer from the Cleveland Browns in the previously reported trade that sent cornerback Damarious Randall to the Browns. Unclear if picks are also involved.
He played in and started 15 games with the Browns as a rookie, completing 53.6 percent of his passes and throwing for 2,894 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Trading for Randall means the Browns could target Minkah Fitzpatrick for free safety if they draft the Alabama defensive back with the fourth pick. He showed no improvement over the season, which was curious considering Jackson is an offensive-minded coach. With the loss of cornerback Joe Haden prior to the 2017 season, Cleveland had a gaping hole at one of their corner spots. Brett Hundley had some truly bad games after Aaron Rodgers was injured. Providing Rodgers remains healthy, it will be years before Kizer is expected to start in Green Bay. The Browns are still expected to take a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft.
It's a move that makes sense for both sides.
Quarterback DeShone Kizer is on the move from the Browns to the Packers.