Browns trade former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer to Packers

  • Browns trade former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer to Packers

Browns trade former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer to Packers

The Green Bay Packers must have seen the Browns wheeling and dealing on Friday and noticed a buying opportunity.

The Cleveland Browns are cashing in on many of their trade chips.

Earlier Friday afternoon, Cleveland reportedly acquired wide receiver Jarvis Landry from the Dolphins and quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Bills.

John Dorsey pulled off his third trade of the day, sending second-year quarterback DeShone Kizer to the Packers for cornerback Damarious Randall.

Plus, the Browns still have draft picks, including the No. 1 pick. The former Notre Dame quarterback started 15 games as a rookie with the Browns, but he apparently has been identified by new G.M. John Dorsey as a player who needed to go - possibly due in part to the 28 turnovers he generated a year ago. Kizer had an NFL-high 22 interceptions as well as nine fumbles (six lost) in his first season.

He also didn't have his top wideout, Josh Gordon, until December.

While Kizer's time with the Browns has come to an end, he now moves to Green Bay and will battle Brett Hundley for the No. 2 quarterback spot behind Aaron Rodgers.

Kizer was thrown into the fire with the Browns and had to try to learn through experience-without the help of a veteran quarterback. For Kizer, it will be nice to get a fresh start.