Ideally, Browns HC Hue Jackson would like to name his starting QB before the first preseason game against the Saints on Aug. 10 at FirstEnergy Stadium, but he might need to see some live action before making up his find.
Specifically, he might want to see how rookie DeShone Kizer fares against an opposing defense when the rush is live and he's getting hit. Jackson will need to strike a balance between letting the competition play out and giving his starter enough first-team reps before the season. I think it will start to become evident early on in camp what his thinking is.
Related players: Cody Kessler
The writer added Kizer and Cody Kessler split the first-team reps in spring practices and its expected that continues in the first week or so of camp. Kizer has narrowed the gap and is bearing down on Kessler, according to the story, but we're still a while away from a decision.