BEREA, Ohio — Training camp has begun in Berea, which for the Browns means a battle at the quarterback position. This year’s competitors feature rookie second-round pick DeShone Kizer, second-year man from USC, Cody Kessler, as well as veteran Brock Osweiler. With pros and cons to all three, coach Hue Jackson says it’s going to be a simple decision for who they select as the Week 1 starter.
“It’s all about who puts us in the best position to trade down in next year’s draft. Whoever that is will be the starter,” Jackson said.
This strategy fits the Browns’ mold, as they have had a penchant for trading down in the draft for extra picks and have shown no signs of wanting to abandon that plan.
As training camp rolls on, the coaches will be able to evaluate every option thoroughly and make the best choice for the future of the franchise. Jackson expressed hope that his choice at QB will pay off next April. In other training camp news, the offense has been practicing the classic third-and-10 three-yard out routes in preparation for the season, and they already appear to be very polished at the play.