DeShone Kizer was one of the big offseason moves that the Green Bay Packers made. After struggling with backup quarterback Brett Hundley last season, the Packers knew that they needed to bring in another quarterback. A trade with the Cleveland Browns fixed that need.
New general manager Brian Gutekunst pulled the trigger on a deal that sent talented defensive back Damarious Randall to the Browns for Kizer. Cleveland drafted Kizer with the No. 52 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He didn't get much time to prove himself, but he did show flashes of big potential last year.
In the 15 games that he played last season for the Browns, Kizer ended up completing 53.6 percent of his pass attempts for 2,894 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 22 interceptions. He also racked up 419 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.
At 22-years-old, Kizer has big potential looking to the future. Head coach Mike McCarthy had big praise for the young quarterback soon after the team acquired him from Cleveland in an interview shared by Madison.com.
"He has starter ability in this league — clearly. In my opinion, if he was in that (draft) class this year, he would've been part of that group, the first-round guys. I think he has exceptional arm talent."