The trade conversations surely were comfortable ones for Gutekunst, given that the Browns are now essentially Green Bay East with general manager John Dorsey and top personnel lieutenants Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith all being ex-Packers personnel staffers who worked with Gutekunst at 1265 Lombardi Avenue. He's the compensation to Green Bay for the trade that will send cornerback Damarious Randall to Cleveland.
As Schefter also noted, the Browns could still have plenty of moves on the way.
Kizer played in 15 games as a rookie last season and threw for less than 29-hundred yards with 11 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. It didn't help that he was constantly under pressure, being sacked 38 times.More news: Spy poisoning: Military deployed in Salisbury as police investigate graveyard
Kizer should slide in as Green Bay's backup quarterback.
Drafted 30th overall in 2015, Randall started 30 games with the Packers, recording at least three picks in every one of his seasons in Green Bay, although he finished past year on Injured Reserve.
Jackson fully expected Kizer to struggle in his first year and those fears played out week after week.
Kizer was stung by the demotion, but he regained Jackson's trust and won over his teammates by showing toughness and grit while trying to stop the Browns from joining the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams to go 0-16. He vowed to improve and come back a better player and person. For Kizer, it will be nice to get a fresh start.