Daily Dawg Tags: Quarterback competition finally coming to an end

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The Cleveland Browns will feature DeShone Kizer as the starting quarterback this Saturday, all but ending this year’s open quarterback competition.

Cleveland Browns fans woke up on Wednesday morning to the news that DeShone Kizer is set to start this Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Hue Jackson didn’t name Kizer the Week 1 starter, but he would have to either forget how to throw a football or go to Las Vegas in disguise to lose the starting job.

This is not a shocking development based on how he has been playing, but it is interesting to see Jackson move on from Brock Osweiler so quickly after the veteran started the first two preseason games for the Browns. Now that Kizer is starting this next game, the competition is all but over.

Seeing another rookie quarterback on the field isn’t ideal, but it has become clear he gives the team the best chance to win in 2017. That doesn’t mean many wins are coming, but at least the best talent will be out there under center.

It is tough to say what is next for Osweiler. He could easily be cut or traded before the season starts, which seemed to be the plan as soon as he was traded to Cleveland. Cutting him wouldn’t make much sense given his salary, but anything is possible with this Browns team.

We take a look at this news and more in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

DeShone Kizer named starter for third preseason game

"Hue Jackson has tapped DeShone Kizer as the starting quarterback for the third preseason game of the year. Is this the start of the Kizer era?"

DPD Podcast Episode 18

"The Cleveland Browns picked up another win this preseason, and the fallout from the game was discussed in the latest episode of the DPD Podcast."

Hue Jackson: I owe it to team to give DeShone Kizer this shot (PFT)

"Browns coach Hue Jackson said in a statement announcing that DeShone Kizer will start at quarterback against the Buccaneers on Saturday that Kizer is “certainly positioning himself” to be the team’s quarterback in Week One as well."

Browns hope DeShone Kizer is ready to grow on the job (ESPN)

"DeShone Kizer can make the Cleveland Browns’ dreams come true."

NFL news:

Chad Henne will start for Jaguars vs. Panthers (FanSided)

"Blake Bortles will not be getting the start against the Carolina Panthers, as Chad Henne will be getting the nod for the Jacksonville Jaguars."

Bill O’Brien: Tom Savage is Texans’ starting QB (NFL.com)

"It has been easy to become enamored with the 2017 crop of first-round rookie quarterbacks so far this preseason."