Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Browns players react to trades with shock and happiness on Twitter

Browns players react to trades with shock and happiness on Twitter

The NFL is really losing its mind this week with all these trades in the days after the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.

The Cleveland Browns are anything but boring on this Friday.

Cleveland is supposedly enamored with Penn State Nittany Lions running back Saquon Barkley. Kizer started all but one game as a rookie for the winless Browns, but he was pulled from two games and benched for another.

No, the Browns were not done with quarterback deals on Friday. They sent quarterback DeShone Kizer to the Green Bay Packers late in the day, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Kizer was chosen 52nd overall in the 2017 National Football League draft by the Browns. He was brutal in Cleveland past year on a team that won exactly zero games. Hundley will be a free agent next year, and most decent backup quarterbacks make much more than the league minimum.

While Kizer's time with the Browns has come to an end, he now moves to Green Bay and will battle Brett Hundley for the No. 2 quarterback spot behind Aaron Rodgers.

Frankly, this deal could help both parties. Then, Randall was critical of defensive coordinator Dom Capers, who was sacked after the season.

For the Browns, the appeal is obvious: They get a talented cornerback with pedigree to add to a secondary that lacks playmakers. Kizer has a powerful right arm and the ideal size to succeed in a northern climate.

One would have to assume Green Bay wouldn't have made this move without the blessing of Pettine, who inherits a defense bereft of talent at corner.

Of course, Twitter lost its mind with news of this trade. We now know the other side of the trade. Cleveland feels like it won Friday.

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. Kizer didn't acquit himself much better, but he was in the untenable position of playing in an offense with no skill position talent and a head coach who didn't seem particularly interested in giving Kizer any kind of advantage.

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