CLEVELAND, Ohio — Hey, Mary Kay!
Hey, Mary Kay: Who’s going to be the starting quarterback? What will be the Browns record this year? — Tom Locke, Willowick, Ohio
Hey, Tom: Nothing like getting straight to the point! I think the starting quarterback for most of the season will be DeShone Kizer, and I think the Browns will win about six games if he plays well. That doesn’t mean he’ll start on opening day against the Steelers. That will only happen if he proves he gives the Browns the best chance to win. But they have to play him as much as possible to get him the experience he’ll need to contend in 2018, or to determine if they need to draft a QB in ’18.
If they think he needs a little time, they’ll start either Brock Osweiler or Cody Kessler on Sept. 10. With Osweiler having more starting experience, and being the only QB on the roster who’s won an NFL game, I’d say he has the early edge over Kessler in that scenario. But it will become clearer after the first few weeks of camp.
Hey, Mary Kay: Do you sense what I believe is a positive renewed spirit in the Browns organization from the owners and throughout the entire team? Many Browns fans truly believe this team can and will be competitive game in and game out. What is your take? — Chazz Brown, Chambersburgh, Pa.
Hey, Chazz: I do sense the optimism, in part because the Browns had the No. 1 overall pick and two other selections in the first round, which they used on Myles Garrett, Jabrill Peppers and David Njoku. It’s extremely rare for a team to have three first-round picks and raises the level of expectations. That’s not to mention second-round pick…
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