Former Stanford QB Kevin Hogan traded to Washington Redskins

  • Former Stanford QB Kevin Hogan traded to Washington Redskins

Former Stanford QB Kevin Hogan traded to Washington Redskins

The deal completes a quarterback overhaul by new general manager John Dorsey.

Under the terms of the deal, the Redskins will get Hogan and a sixth-round pick (205th overall), while the Browns will be getting a sixth-round pick (188th overall) in return from Washington.

Having already sent DeShone Kizer to Green Bay for defensive back Damarious Randall and Cody Kessler to Jacksonville for a conditional seventh-rounder, the Browns have now cleared the decks from a year ago, which seems reasonable.

As for Hogan, he asked for permission to seek a trade earlier this week when it became pretty clear that the Browns had no use for him.

The Stanford product was eventually moved to the Browns' active roster and played in eight games with one start.

None of the three traded quarterbacks has won a game as an National Football League starter.

The Browns also are expected to draft a quarterback first overall, with USC's Sam Darnold, Wyoming's Josh Allen and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield the leading candidates. From Gonzaga, he committed to Stanford where he started for 3 years and was 2nd team all Pac-12 in 2015. Hogan was cut before that season, however, and the Browns signed him to the practice squad.

Hogan came off the bench against the New York Jets in Week 5 last season, going 16-of-19 for 194 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in a 17-14 defeat.

As for the Redskins' side of the trade, Washington lands a quarterback that can either provide insurance for Alex Smith and Colt McCoy, or take over McCoy as the primary (and cheaper) backup to Smith.