The Green Bay Packers have traded for quarterback DeShone Kizer in return for cornerback Damarious Randall.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday that the Packers had traded Damarious Randall to the Browns. We now know the other side of the trade.
Schefter later reported that DeShone Kizer was headed the other way.
The teams have also swapped picks in the fourth and fifth rounds, according to Schefter.
This trade opens up a number of questions for the Packers. What’s next at cornerback? General manager Brian Gutekunst must have a plan considering he has just sent away arguably the team’s best corner. The position was already a big need this offseason.
Kizer’s arrival likely means Brett Hundley is on his way out. Is Kizer being brought in just to be the backup to Aaron Rodgers, or does Gutekunst believe he can become the long-term starter with time to develop? The Packers clearly like Kizer, who the team reportedly considered drafting last year, according to ESPN’s Rob Demvosky.
Head coach Mike McCarthy got to see Kizer up close in arguably the best game of the rookie quarterback’s career. Kizer threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns against the Packers, although he did also have two interceptions.
While Kizer was part of the Browns’ 0-16 season, he was thrown into a very difficult situation. As the backup in Green Bay, he will have time to develop his game.
It’s fair to say this trade was highly unexpected, and it leaves more questions than answers.
Its the first significant move made by Gutekunst as the team’s general manager. How will he move forward at the cornerback position?
At least this means the Packers aren’t likely to spend a high draft pick on a quarterback.
What are your thoughts on this trade? Do you like the addition of Kizer? Was it a mistake to let Randall leave?