Coach Hue Jackson said the rookie will start in Chicago after Sunday’s 27-10 loss to the Ravens, a game in which Kizer struggled with inaccuracy and turnovers.
“I think he’s up to the challenge,” Jackson said Monday. “He has some improving to do.”
Kizer, who has had a rollercoaster first NFL season, completed 20-of-37 passes for 146 yards and two interceptions against a Baltimore defense that came after him all afternoon. He was also strip-sacked on the Browns’ 1-yard line for a touchdown in the third quarter, the story said. After the game, Jackson intimated he’d need to further evaluate Kizer’s performance and decide whether it was best to sit the youngster for the final two weeks of the season. But as the Browns continue searching for their first win, Jackson said the rookie gives them their best chance at doing so.