Kevin Hogan went into training camp as the Cleveland Brown's number four quarterback, but five games into the NFL season he is to become a starter.
Coach Hue Jackson made the expected move official on Wednesday, announcing that Hogan will get the start ahead of DeShone Kizer on Sunday against the Houston Texans.
"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," Jackson said in a statement released by the Browns.
"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.
Hue Jackson's statement on his decision to start Kevin Hogan: pic.twitter.com/xtB5VGkqP4-- Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 11, 2017
"Right now, it's better for him and his development to back up Kevin."
Hogan, 24, came on to start the third quarter of last week's 17-14 loss to the New York Jets.
He threw a pair of touchdown passes after the Browns had been shut out in the first half, but his lone interception on a 16-of-19 day set up the Jets for an easy TD.
Kizer, 21, has an NFL-worst 49.5 quarterback rating with three touchdowns and nine interceptions this season.