He isn't rushing to anything, and he doesn't have to; the Browns don't play another game until they host the Giants on August 21 in a Monday Night Football game.
Jackson said he's weighing all the options. "It is the raising of a quarterback".
"Anytime you can win the game and make some of the plays he made, there were positives from that".
There's still work to do, and Jackson isn't going to succumb to outside pressure to rush him. I think you kind of let things play themselves out, and they will.
"I think there's a process to all of this", Jackson said on a conference call on Friday, the day after the Browns had beaten the New Orleans Saints in the preseason opener.
Kizer could get the nod, or at least leapfrog Kessler and be the second QB to get snaps.
Myles Garrett showed some flashes of greatness in his professional debut on Thursday, but Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson was focused on something else. Kizer could get more time against the Giants' starters, or he could move up to second team to see better quality defenders to help assess where he is. "I'm not in a position to really say where I am because I don't want to lead you guys into thinking I'm thinking one thing when maybe I'm thinking another". Regardless of what side one is on, the reality is Kizer is going to get more reps with the first-team offense as the preseason continues.
But Kizer proved in the time between the scrimmage and preseason opener that he's ready for the next step. He completed 6 of 14 passes for 42 yards.
"It's the making of a quarterback", Jackson said. "I mean, I don't feel very comfortable", Jackson said. That would be a daunting schedule for any quarterback, never mind one who only made 23 starts at Notre Dame.
Kizer was sacked three times and hung onto the ball too long on a couple of other plays.
Jackson emphasized it's simply "too soon" to just say Kizer is the guy. "You want to do what's best for your team and your players".
"If that's the decision that we make, I wouldn't have any hesitation", Jackson said.