It’s clear that quarterback is the major need for the Cleveland Browns and John Dorsey has upgraded the room with the additions of Tyrod Taylor and Drew Stanton with another on the horizon with the team’s first overall pick in three weeks.
Dorsey has also made it clear that the quarterbacks that were here before them needed to go.
DeShone Kizer has been sent to Green Bay and Cody Kessler was sent to Jacksonville, now Kevin Hogan is on the move as he’s been traded to the Washington Redskins.
Here’s the details of the trade
Browns receive: 2018 sixth round pick (188th overall)
Redskins receive: QB Kevin Hogan, 2018 sixth round pick (205th overall)
A report surfaced on Thursday that Hogan requested a trade from Cleveland and the team granted his agent permission to seek a trade.
It was quite a surprise that the Browns received any compensation for Hogan’s services but Washington clearly think Hogan has talent and can provide something to a quarterback room that has Alex Smith and former Browns quarterback Colt McCoy in the room.
A fifth round pick by Dorsey with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016, Hogan was released by the Chiefs at the end of the 2016 preseason and was immediately signed to the Browns practice squad.
He made his NFL debut on October 23, 2016 against the Cincinnati Bengals when he was backing up Cody Kessler. Using a read option package, Hogan had 3 carries for 37 yards. Kessler suffered an injury and Hogan had to step in as the full-time quarterback for the rest of the game.
Hogan finished the game 12 of 24 for 100 yards and two interceptions. He also finished with 104 yards and a rushing touchdown on seven carries becoming the first Browns rookie quarterback to rush for over 100 yards and the second quarterback ever in franchise history to accomplish that statistic.
Hogan was the primary backup to DeShone Kizer in the 2017 season and appeared in four games. His most significant action came in two games against the New York Jets and Houston Texans.
Replacing Kizer in the second half of the Jets game, Hogan rallied the Browns back going 16 of 19 for 194 yards, two touchdowns and an interception however the Browns still lost 17-14.
He got the start the following week against the Texans and it wasn’t pretty for the 25 year old. Hogan went 20 of 37 for 140 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions with the Browns losing 33-17.
Suffering a rib injury made him inactive the next three games following the start and when he returned, Cody Kessler was the backup for the remainder of the season.
Hue Jackson said the entire Browns team will join him to jump in Lake Erie to “cleanse” themselves of the 0-16 season, John Dorsey decided the quarterback room needed cleansing as well and it seems like that room is heading in the right direction.