Packers reportedly add DeShone Kizer in Damarious Randall trade with Browns

Packers reportedly add DeShone Kizer in Damarious Randall trade with Browns

Ross Houston
March 12, 2018

The Browns also traded for quarterback Tyrod Taylor and receiver Jarvis Landry earlier Friday.

The teams struck the deal on Friday, shortly after the Browns made two other major deals, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because NFL teams are not permitted to announce deals until the new league calendar starts next week. Schefter added that they swapped fourth- and fifth-round picks. He threw for 2,894 yards and 11 touchdowns with 22 interceptions.

Kizer, who went 0-15 as a starter and led the National Football League with 22 interceptions during a straining rookie season, will compete for Green Bay's backup job behind star Aaron Rodgers.

Kizer was going to have to earn a spot with the Browns, and he'll be in a similar situation with the Packers, who were forced to start Brett Hundley nine games last season after Rodgers broke his collarbone.

A year ago, quarterback DeShone Kizer was a borderline first-round prospect. Then, Randall was critical of defensive coordinator Dom Capers, who was sacked after the season.

Houlihan Callahan on the Green Bay depth chart behind Aaron Rodgers.

However, because of the Kizer trade, Hundley is just another possibility the Cardinals have. Cleveland will probably start Taylor in 2018 and is nearly definitely going to add a rookie quarterback who can learn behind him.

The Packers were reportedly interested in Kizer before the draft, which makes this trade all the more intuitive for them.

Until we see those moves, however, we're left with the weird dissonance of the Browns making a win-now move while the Packers, a team with Super Bowl aspirations, appear to be planning for the future. McCarthy stood by him, however, and the coach's patience seemingly paid off as Randall bounced back and played well in the weeks that followed. He also has experience playing safety.

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