Former Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer could be CFL bound.
DeShone Kizer might actually be the worst Browns quarterback since the franchise returned in 1999. Part of that may have been due to an over-evaluation of his talent by NFL draft “experts”, it might be on then-coach Hue Jackson for not knowing how to develop the young quarterback, or it may have been on Kizer for just not adapting.
Anything’s really on the table at this point.
That doesn’t mean that he’s done with his pro career. After a brief spell in Cleveland, he ended up in Green Bay, before catching on with the Raiders and Titans briefly. Now, he’s heading north to Canada.
This came to us on Twitter, courtesy of 3 Down Nation. The CFL announced all nine team’s negotiation lists. These are players who played in the NFL, who the CFL teams retain the rights to and can exclusively negotiate with. The teams can carry 45 players on this list, and Kizer is among them.
As of right now, if Kizer does go north to play football, he’ll be negotiating with the Ottawa Redblacks, who also have the rights to former Pittsburgh Steeler Delvin “Duck” Hodges.
Here’s hoping DeShone Kizer can find a second chapter to his career
When it comes to ex-Browns players, especially the bad ones, there’s an old saying that comes to mind that I feel we should all take to heart.
"It’s not that I don’t want you to eat, I just don’t want you to eat at my table."
That’s how I feel about a lot of ex-Cleveland sports stars. They should have success. I want them to have success. I just want them to do it elsewhere after a certain point. Kizer was a bad player for the Browns. The eye test alone proves that but his stats didn’t help.
He was 0-15 as the Browns’ starter in 2017, completing just 53.6% of his passes, for 2,894 yards, just 11 touchdowns, and a whopping 22 interceptions. Not great numbers. Even worse when you remember that Kizer was a second-round pick, and the Browns passed on guys like Alvin Kamara and Chris Godwin in doing so.
Hopefully, Kizer finds success in Canada should he sign. He’s done nothing to warrant people not supporting him.