Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson named Stanford grad Kevin Hogan his starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.
"I've made the decision to start Kevin this week," Jackson said in a statement Wednesday. "We've liked what Kevin has been able to do within our offense when he's been in there and he will start on Sunday because that's what we feel is best for our team at this point in time. This does not change the way we feel about DeShone going forward. He has worked extremely hard and still very much has a bright future. Right now, it's better for him and his development to back up Kevin."
Hogan took over for rookie DeShone Kizer following halftime of the Brown's eventual 17-14 loss to the New York Jets.
As it turned out, Hogan was ready for his audition. He completed 16 of 19 passes for 194 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Hogan helped give the Browns their first lead of the season with a fine 21-yard pass to David Njoku in the third quarter, and finished with a 122.4 passer rating.
"I played a lot of games in college and, when I was out there the other day, it felt like I was in college again," Hogan told ESPN. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity."