Jackson pledged that the team is fully behind Kizer and plans to see the growing pains that come with a rookie through.
"He still has some fundamental things to work through ... but we're not going to blink about it".
There's good reason to be excited about his potential, but no reason to be unrealistic about his half in Tampa. Last week he said it felt better when running routes and walking around, and he doesn't expect the injury to affect him during the season.
Kizer becomes just the second rookie to open the season as the Browns' top QB, joining Brandon Weeden in 2012, since 1999.
He was picked behind Mitchell Trubisky of the Chicago Bears (No. 2), Patrick Mahomes II of the Kansas City Chiefs (No. 10) and Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans (No. 12). Hogan capped off an eight play 87-yard drive with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Leslie with 1:53 remaining in the game. However, the third game is a little bit different. "I think our surrounding cast has to continue to help him." . He came well prepared to play. Entering the Buccaneers contest, Kizer had been bought down five times in his first two preseason games, and he drew criticism for holding onto the ball too long. "Today is Tuesday. We said that we would have that great conversation tomorrow". "I like to see him when he's in those tough situations".
"It's definitely in the bed with me, so I'm very close to putting it to bed", he said. "The only way you get that is by playing". "I expect him to do well, our organization expects him to do well and his teammates expect him to do well". "If a guy will do that and protect our team, we'll have a chance to win games with him".
The display provoked several positive and negative reactions, including from many Browns fans, with some even saying they would not watch the team's games if they continued to kneel.
"He did not fall flat on his face, " said Jackson.
In looking at the 2017 schedule, did anyone really think that the game between the Buccaneers and the Browns would be interesting?
Kizer connected three times with Corey Coleman, including once for a 32-yard sideline route on which he rolled to his left and put it where only the single-covered Coleman could get it. Kizer has been the most consistent of the three during training camp and led the Browns to three touchdowns during his two exhibition appearances.
What is one of the most important traits of an elite team?
"He's doing everything I'm asking him to do, " said Jackson.
Coaches like to say players make their biggest jump from their first to their second season.