The Green Bay Packers are giving one of their cornerbacks a new home, and getting in return a quarterback who will compete to be Aaron Rodgers' backup.
Damarious Randall, who stepped up big time during the middle portion of the 2017 season, is headed to Cleveland in a trade, getting quarterback DeShone Kizer in return.
On Thursday, the Packers specified that they will receive Cleveland's 101st pick in the 2018 draft (fourth round) and 138th pick (fifth round) as well. They will give Cleveland their 114th pick (fourth round) and 150th pick (fifth round) as well.
The Browns drafted Kizer in the second round in 2017.
He completed 53.6 percent of his passes for 2,894 yards, 11 touchdowns and 22 interceptions on an offense ranked as the worst scoring unit in the league.
Yet six of the Browns' 11 starters for most of the season were either rookies or second-year players, with no players having more than five years experience on the starting unit, so this could be a fresh start to learn under arguably the NFL's best passer in Rodgers.
As Brookfield Central and University of Wisconsin product Joe Thomas, a perennial All-Pro who was injured in 2017, said in February:
Don’t give up on Kizer yet!!!! He’s still got a lot of potential, and I’d love to see him get some time to sit and learn and see what he develops into in a couple years. He can still be special https://t.co/prG1DqJc0u— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) February 21, 2018
After a confrontation with the coaching staff during the Packers-Bears game in September, Randall was lights-out for the second quarter of the 2017 campaign.
He intercepted passes in three straight games, including a pick-six against the Dallas Cowboys in Green Bay's 35-31 comeback win in Arlington, Texas.