The Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Kevin Hogan has purportedly been given authorization to lookout for a trade, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
With the Cleveland landing veteran signal-caller Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills and the Browns to acquire a rookie quarterback with either the No. 1 or No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, backup quarterback Kevin Hogan is in position to be a third-stringer quarterback next season should he remains in with the Browns.
The 25-year-old Hogan started just a single contest in the most recent memory and saw action in four matchups. He finished with 61.3 percent completion rate, 517 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions and 71 rushing yards.
Hogan was a selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the fifth-rounder pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Stanford University, but the quarterback has spent each of his two seasons in Cleveland.
The Browns traded 2017 starter DeShone Kizer to the Green Bay Packers and injury reserve quarterback Cody Kessler to the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this offseason, but that didn’t clear the way for Kevin Hogan.
He showed some potential in the recent season in relief of Kizer against the New York Jets, as he finished 16 of 19 pass attempts for 194 yards, a couple of touchdowns and an interception.
A starting job isn’t in the business for him, but he could be a capable second stringer quarterback elsewhere.