Although calling Cleveland home may sound like a cruel joke, the Browns have started putting together a foundation which they can build a solid team upon.
Many NFL teams hesitate throwing players into the fire immediately, but the Browns will be doing just that in Week 1 as the team announced rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer will be the starting gun slinger facing the black and gold when the two teams play in Week 1.
OFFICIAL.— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 27, 2017
DeShone Kizer is QB1. pic.twitter.com/JOibbrF7im
This brings in an entirely new narrative to the table. After Myles Garrett was the first overall draft pick, he stated how he was excited his first sack will be against Ben Roethlisberger.
That didn’t go over well with the Steelers’ offensive line, and will provide plenty of motivation for the offense, but now the Steelers defense will have a rookie quarterback in their sights to kickoff the 2017 regular season.
Although Kizer is a rookie, he certainly has traits which can be concerning to the opposition. He is big, mobile and has a rocket arm; however, if you watched his film from his limited snaps in the NFL preseason, you will see how he makes many rookie mistakes when under center. He has the look of a winner, but will certainly take time to develop.
With Kizer and Garrett, the Steelers will hope to give them a proper welcome to the NFL, and that would involve plenty of plays which equate to a Steelers win, and a Browns loss.