Browns ship DeShone Kizer to the Packers

Browns Making Moves: Add QB Taylor & WR Landry In Trades

After the Cleveland Browns acquired former Virginia Tech star Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills for draft picks on Friday evening, the conversation turned to DeShone Kizer and his future with the Browns franchise.

Cleveland traded its starting quarterback on Friday to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for cornerback Damarious Randall, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The teams also swapped picks in the fourth and fifth rounds, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Miami will reportedly receive two draft picks - a fourth-rounder in the 2018 draft and a seventh-round pick in 2019 - for Landry, the first player to catch 400 passes over his first four National Football League seasons. Kizer himself retained the starting job in Cleveland for all but one game as a rookie a year ago, tossing a league-leading 22 interceptions and completing only 54 percent of his passes. He also ran for 18 touchdowns and just under 1000 yards in those two seasons. He's spent time at both free safety and cornerback for Green Bay and can help the Browns no matter which position they decide to play him at. Brett Hundley failed to impress during his nine starts last season, so Kizer could be an upgrade with the right development.

"I believe in Brett Hundley". "Our structure and our coaching staff, we need to make sure we maximize that, but we also need to learn from the other parts of the offense that we didn't do as good as we would have liked, and we'll learn from that platform. He has a big upside". "It's the offseason and I just want to stay out of it".

With free agency and picks No. 1 and No. 4 still to come. Randall was the 30th overall pick in 2015 and 10 interceptions in 39 games, 30 of which were starts.

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