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DeShone Kizer will start for the Browns in London

But the real question is “who finishes the game?”

NFL: Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns
Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson announced that rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer will start this Sunday’s game in London against the Minnesota Vikings.

This will actually be Kizer’s seventh start in eight games, but it doesn’t feel like it because of how many times he’s been pulled for turning the ball over. Kevin Hogan got the start two weeks ago, but threw three interceptions in the second quarter. Cody Kessler relieved Kizer in the second half this past Sunday against the Titans.

Kizer's game log has not been pretty. He's thrown for 3 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while completing just 52% of his passes. He's had difficulty making quick decisions, and the Browns finally accommodated for that this past Sunday with a short/simple passing attack. He began the game 9-of-10 for 67 yards. After that, he was 3-of-10 for 47 yards with 2 INTs. Really, though, the main problem with that stretch were the back-to-back interceptions on his last two attempts, both of which came when he held the ball for awhile and tried to make a play downfield.

We’ll learn more later today about who Kizer’s backup will be this week. One thing seems certain: if Kizer doesn’t produce again, then he’ll probably be pulled.