Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson is planning to announce the team’s starting quarterback for Week 1 on or before Wednesday as his team prepares for its “dress rehearsal” preseason game against Tampa Bay on Saturday.
He said as much after the team’s 10-6 win over the New York Giants on Monday night at FirstEnergy Stadium.
“I would like to put this thing to bed and just move forward in that direction, and whatever decision we make, we make,” the coach replied when asked if he would be naming another preseason game starter, or if he was ready to make his final decision. “We want to make the best one for the Browns.”
Whatever he has seen throughout summer practices, training camp, and now through two preseason games is apparently enough to make his decision.
“I think I have seen enough. For me, I have seen enough.
“Defense looked good against Giants’ starters” (ESPN) – “The Browns held the Giants to three points, six first downs, one-for-five on third down and 99 total yards in the first half.”
“Kizer and the whole Browns defense showed up against the Giants” (WFNY) – “DeShone Kizer entered the game after Osweiler’s scrambled departure to gigantic fan applause, natch.”
“Isaiah Crowell out with groin injury” (OBR) – “Isaiah Crowell was a late scratch for Monday Night Football’s nationally televised game with what was listed as a groin injury.”
“Tank Carder leaves with knee injury” (PFT) – “Carter was injured with 3:57 left in the first quarter on a 7-yard catch by Odell Beckham Jr., who later was injured himself.