Then after he was elevated to starter in 2015, Lynch was able to come home with 6.5 more sacks. Truth be told, after his production his first two seasons, he was due to breakout last season.
But then came the suspension. And then came the high ankle sprain.
And so instead of breaking out, Lynch ended up having his worst season statistically by far. He evidently followed his disappointing season up by trying to eat his feelings this offseason.
Kizer’s preseason performance was impressive in Weeks 1 and 2. He completed 19 of 31 passes for 258 yards and one touchdown, and he added a touchdown on the ground. But it’s worth acknowledging that Kizer’s success earlier in the preseason largely came against backups.
As the starter in Week 3, Kizer’s performance was a bit more up and down. He finished the Browns’ win over the Buccaneers having completed just 33 percent of his passes for 18 yards, one pick, and no touchdowns. But Kizer’s receivers let him down with dropped balls, and his poise didn’t waver.
Kizer could present a host of problems. Jackson is familiar Cheap Jerseys Soccer China with the growing pains of breaking in a new quarterback — he did it last year with Kessler, who went 0-8 as a starter. Kizer’s big arm doesn’t always lead to success, and his willingness to take big risks could backfire facing a Cheap Jerseys Paypal major step up in competition against the Steelers. While he has more potential than any other passer on the roster, he may be better served by a slow transition to the top spot on the depth chart.