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Hue Jackson Delivers Harsh Words On The Future Of DeShone Kizer Wednesday

Ever since Hue Jackson took the job as the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns back in 2016, the big hoopla about him was that he was a “quarterback guru”. Ah yes, hiring the former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator would ultimately help the Browns find their franchise quarterback they have been searching high and low for since their return in 1999.

Alas, that hasn’t been the case.

Now in his second season as Cleveland’s head coach, Jackson has missed on more quarterbacks than he has won games. The list of failed experiments includes Robert Griffin III, Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler, and Kevin Hogan. And while we didn’t want to declare him another failed project too soon, it is now time to add DeShone Kizer to that long list of disappointments.

It has been a tumultuous rookie campaign for Kizer, who has had Jackson vouch for him and then very quickly had his coach throw him under the bus for the team’s letdowns. From being talked about as a guy they want to build around to being told he could be benched the next week, it hasn’t been easy for the former Notre Dame quarterback to adapt to life in the NFL. After these words by Jackson on Wednesday, it appears the only thing he’ll need to settle into is his spot on the bench.

In the above tweet from Keith Britton, Jackson has already started to work his way out of the Kizer plan. After hurling nineteen interceptions to only nine overall touchdowns, the Browns head coach has decided to once again call it quits on a young signal-caller. While some of the struggles can be thrown on Kizer, a lot needs to be thrown on Hue Jackson’s ineptitude to call plays that fit his system and talent level that he has on that side of the ball. He didn’t hire an offensive coordinator due to the fact that he said he felt no one should be fired for not being able to coach the lack of skill on the offense. That is absolutely wrong and unjust, making it impossible for Kizer to succeed from the start.

So it appears Cleveland will be drafting a quarterback in the first round this time around and will bring in a veteran presence to help with the transition. But as long as Hue Jackson is here and tells us to trust him, there is no shot of whoever is under center succeeding.

Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.

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