DeShone Kizer
DeShone Kizer
23-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Green Bay Packers
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
$Signed a four-year, $4.95 million contract with the Browns in June of 2017. Traded to the Packers in March of 2018.
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.
Kizer started the Packers' first two exhibition games, but fellow reserve quarterback Tim Boyle got that chance Thursday. Boyle played the entire first half and fared well, leading the Packers on three consecutive scoring drives in the second quarter. Kizer, on the other hand, did not, failing to put any points on the board while turning the ball over once and taking three sacks. Boyle, as the first quarterback in, clearly had the opportunity to take the field with players higher on the depth chart; however, the Packers held out nearly all their key players due to field conditions, so it wasn't a major difference. Kizer was seemingly the favorite to earn the backup job behind Aaron Rodgers heading into Thursday's contest, but the competition now seems wide open with one preseason game to go.
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How do DeShone Kizer's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
Avg Target Depth
9.1 Yds
Sack Rate
Avg Receiver YAC
3.6 Yds
Receiver Drop %
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How do DeShone Kizer's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
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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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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Decent in preseason opener
QBGreen Bay Packers
August 8, 2019
Kizer completed 8 of 13 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's 28-26 preseason win over the Texans.
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Drawing poor offseason reviews
QBGreen Bay Packers
June 26, 2019
Kizer struggled during the portions of the Packers' spring workouts that were available to the media, Mark Feldmann of the Racine Journal Times reports.
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Continues to be turnover machine
QBGreen Bay Packers
December 30, 2018
Kizer completed 16 of 35 attempts, throwing for 132 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 31-0 loss to Detroit. He also added four rushes for 40 yards on the afternoon.
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Kneels out victory
QBGreen Bay Packers
December 10, 2018
Kizer took a knee on the final play of Sunday's victory over the Falcons and finished with one rushing attempt for minus-1 yard.
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