CLEVELAND — The Browns have officially made it past the training camp quarterback controversy and into the midseason quarterback controversy. The only certain thing about this controversy is that it will be decided by which QB is worse, not better.
This year’s contestants feature rookie DeShone Kizer and preseason fourth-string signal-caller Kevin Hogan. In a surefire effort to jumpstart opposing defenses, coach Hue Jackson has benched Kizer in favor of Hogan
Jackson was asked about his reasoning behind the move, to which he responded, “just because.” When asked to clarify, Jackson said, “why not.”
Veteran Joe Thomas backed up the move to Hogan.
“Kevin is a gamer,” said the perennial Pro Bowl offensive tackle. “He is sure to show up to the game and throw some passes, and also hand some balls off.”
It remains to be seen what Hogan’s impact will be, but one thing that is clear is that it will not change the fortunes of the Browns. If Hogan could shatter expectations by getting a single win during his Browns career, he may never have to pay for a meal in Cleveland again. Just ask Seneca Wallace, who recently had a $375 bill at Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse comped for his role in leading the Browns to a 1-6 record from 2010-11.