The Cleveland Browns announced they traded quarterback Kevin Hogan to the Washington Redskins in exchange for the 188th pick in the 2018 NFL draft. The team also surrendered Pick No. 205 in the deal, the pick they received from New England in exchange for defensive back Jason McCourty. So, the Browns traded Hogan to move up 17 spots in the sixth round, which is obviously better than getting nothing by outright releasing him.
As with DeShone Kizer and Cody Kessler, the writing was on the wall for Hogan after the team acquired quarterback Tyrod Taylor from Buffalo. The team is also presumably targeting a quarterback with the top pick in April’s draft, so this was no surprise, especially considering that his agent recently requested that he be traded.
This also makes a second time new Browns general manager John Dorsey has sent Hogan packing, but this time he at least got something in return for the young quarterback. Hogan, ironically enough, was Dorsey’s fifth-round pick in 2016 while working as Kansas City’s personnel chief. He signed with the Browns’ practice squad in September after Dorsey released him during final roster cuts.
Although his two seasons in Cleveland ended in limited action, Hogan flashed some brilliance at times, but was woefully inaccurate and strikingly inconsistent the rest of the time, which was most of the time.