DeShone Kizer
DeShone Kizer
23-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Oakland Raiders
2019 Fantasy Outlook
2018 was the first year in Green Bay for Kizer, who was acquired in an offseason trade. Kizer appeared in 15 games in his 2017 rookie season, but he still has plenty of learning to do, as he struggled both times he saw extended action last year. He gave up a pick-six while briefly filling in for an injured Aaron Rodgers in Week 1, and failed to produce a point while playing nearly the entire game when Rodgers was injured again in Week 17. Despite those results, the Packers did not add a veteran quarterback during the offseason, so Kizer heads into training camp expected to remain the backup. He will likely draw some sort of challenge from fellow reserve Tim Boyle, who showed enough promise last year to remain on the 53-man roster the entire season. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Packers in August of 2019.
Healthy scratch Monday
QBOakland Raiders
Coach's Decision
September 9, 2019
Kizer (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game against the Broncos.
Kizer joined the Raiders on Sept. 1 but will have to wait at least another week to don the silver and black. With the Notre Dame product sitting Monday, Mike Glennon will be tasked with backing up Derek Carr.
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How do DeShone Kizer's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
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6' 4"
235 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.83 sec
Shuttle Time
4.53 sec
Cone Drill
7.40 sec
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
Broad Jump
107 in
Hand Length
9.88 in
Arm Length
33.13 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Kizer appeared in 15 games with the Browns during his rookie season, and the results weren't pretty as he completed just 53.6 percent of his passes and posted an 11:22 TD:INT. Though Kizer was only in Cleveland one year and was a second-round selection in 2017, the Browns deemed him expendable following the trade for Tyrod Taylor. The Browns further bolstered the position with the pick of Baker Mayfield first overall in the draft, leading the team to trade Kizer to Green Bay. Kizer is set to open the season as the Packers' backup quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers.
A second-round draft pick, Kizer will compete with Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler and Kevin Hogan to start for the Browns. At 6-4, 230, Kizer has prototypical size for a QB and a big arm to match. Scouts praised his poise in the pocket and willingness to hang in and take hits. Reports out of OTAs said Kizer was already ahead of the competition in terms of arm strength and mobility; but his accuracy, field vision and decision making -- which in part kept him out of the first round -- are still developing. The Browns, who don't look to be going anywhere this year, have plenty of time; it's just a matter of when they want to get the ball rolling on the only candidate of the quartet with quarterback-of-the-future potential. Kessler seemingly fell out of the competition early in training camp, leaving Osweiler and Kizer to duke it out. The rookie then outplayed the veteran in the first two preseason games, emerging as the favorite to get the Week 1 start in the process.
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Set to don silver and black
QBOakland Raiders
September 1, 2019
The Raiders claimed Kizer off waivers Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Sent packing by Pack
QBFree Agent
August 31, 2019
The Packers waived Kizer on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Mixed results to close preseason
QBGreen Bay Packers
August 29, 2019
Kizer completed eight of 15 passes for 77 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Thursday night's 27-20 preseason win over the Chiefs. He also rushed once for 13 yards.
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Ineffective in third preseason game
QBGreen Bay Packers
August 23, 2019
Kizer completed four of seven passes for 24 yards and ran once for six yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Raiders. He did not throw any touchdowns and was intercepted once.
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Average in second exhibition game
QBGreen Bay Packers
August 16, 2019
Kizer started Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens and completed five of 10 passes for 70 yards. He did not account for any touchdowns nor turn the ball over.
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