Hue Jackson: DeShone Kizer will get 'opportunity to compete' for starting job

Kizer will get a chance to start in his rookie season, though he'll have to outshine Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan first.

The Browns may have got their quarterback, but that doesn't guarantee he'll be starting under center.

Cleveland selected Notre Dame signal caller DeShone Kizer in Friday's second round of the NFL Draft, but coach Hue Jackson doesn't intend to just hand the rookie the starting job.

"We're going to give all our guys an opportunity to compete,'' Jackson said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "That's what it's all about. It's not about who is the starter, who is this. Let's let these guys get here and learn our offense and spend time with myself and (quarterback coach David) Lee and go out on the field and let's see how it all turns out."

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Kizer will get a chance to start in his inaugural season, though he'll first have to outshine former Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler and returning Browns quarterbacks Cody Kessler, a third-round pick last year, and Kevin Hogan, a fifth-round pick of the Chiefs last year who played in four game for the Browns.

Kizer was the only one of the consensus top-four passers not to be taken in the first round, though his patience paid off when he was picked up by a team close to his hometown of Toledo, Ohio.

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