CLEVELAND — The quarterbacks provided little clarity to a murky situation in the Cleveland Browns‘ intrasquad scrimmage Friday night.
Brock Osweiler looked the most comfortable and had the best numbers, but he managed two field goals in four drives. Cody Kessler and DeShone Kizer faced second- and third-team defenders and got no points.
In 11 possessions, the offense managed three field goals, with no touchdowns.
There were few points, little production and no big plays, though coach Hue Jackson shrugged it off.
“There was some spotty play on the field, but it wasn’t about who won or anything like that,” Jackson said. “It was just competing and trying to do some different things.”
As for the quarterbacks, Jackson said the situation as “still really fluid.”
Which is one way to put it.
At this point of camp, nobody has seized the job, and while Kizer had throws that impressed during recent practices, in the scrimmage the rookie didn’t get much done. In fact, a 5-for-5 showing from Kevin Hogan had the coach talking about four guys competing rather than three.
“You want somebody to be head and shoulders above everybody else, but let’s be honest, when you have four guys that are getting a bunch of reps, it’s hard to do,” Jackson said. “Pretty soon, like I said, we have to stop that part of it and move forward with who we think can go play quarterback for us. And that’s the fair thing to do.”