Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
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Twitter reacts to DeShone Kizer trade to Green Bay Packers

Twitter reacts to DeShone Kizer trade to Green Bay Packers

The Browns are trading their third-round pick, No. 65 overall, to the Buffalo Bills for quarterback Tyrod Taylor, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

In one trade, the Green Bay Packers made two intentions clear: Brett Hundley won't be handed the backup quarterback job again, and they're serious about overhauling their defense.

The incestuous nature of this trade only grows with new Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine being the former Browns head coach.

Basically, here is what Twitter is telling us about the trade. While no longer getting an opportunity to start may bum him out, the change of scenery should help his development as a professional quarterback. Kizer has three years remaining on his rookie contract.

Kizer showed flashes of potential and promise, but not enough and the Browns decided it was time to move on. Expect Cleveland to still take a quarterback at the top of the draft with T-Mobile serving as the bridge QB.

The Packers trade their own high-pedigree corner for a high-pedigree quarterback, a guy many thought was a first-round talent but needed time to develop.


DeShone Kizer was a second round pick for the Browns and started 15 games last season. He also has experience playing safety.

Schefter later reported that DeShone Kizer was headed the other way. Just as he did at Notre Dame, Kizer had accuracy problems and after he threw nine picks in his first five games, Jackson benched him in favor of Kevin Hogan.

Would Green Bay be willing to deal Hundley for a conditional 2019 pick?

The swapping of fourth- and fifth-round picks represents a nice little jolt for the Packers, who now have the most picks in the draft. The slew of moves that the Browns have committed to could just be the beginning of a busy offseason in both free agency and the upcoming draft.

Houlihan Callahan on the Green Bay depth chart behind Aaron Rodgers.

Until we see those moves, however, we're left with the freaky dissonance of the Browns making a win-now move while the Packers, a team with Super Bowl aspirations, appear to be planning for the future.

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