Report: Kevin Hogan has permission to seek trade

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The Browns traded Cody Kessler to the Jaguars last week and they may make another deal involving a quarterback in the near future.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Kevin Hogan asked for and received permission to seek a trade that would take him out of Cleveland for the 2018 season.

Hogan joined Kessler in getting shuttled down the depth chart when Drew Stanton signed with the Browns as a free agent last month. With Tyrod Taylor also on hand and a quarterback almost certainly joining the team early in the draft, it has become clear that the team has designs on an entirely new quarterback room this year.

Hogan was a fifth-round pick by the Chiefs in 2016 and signed to Cleveland’s practice squad after failing to make the 53-man roster. He played four games as a rookie and four more in 2017, including a Week Six start against Houston. Hogan was 20-of-37 for 140 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in that outing, but did play well in a 17-14 loss to the Jets in Week Five.

Kessler netted the Browns a conditional seventh-round pick and similar compensation would seem to be the most they could hope to get in return for Hogan if he’s able to find a team interested in his services.

13 responses to “Report: Kevin Hogan has permission to seek trade

  1. The conditions sound like a swap of 7th round picks, if he makes a team.

    He and Kessler seemed undraftable to me. Just nothing more than ‘at best’ 3rd string QB’s and future coaches. Like Matt Barkley. I just never saw him as an NFL QB. Too many throws didn’t make it there. And yet…

    Nothing but the best of luck for him and Kessler (as future coaches) but the old Cleveland regime stole money with some seriously head scratching moves that didn’t pass the eye or common sense test.

  2. lol who the hell is gonna trade for kevin hogan.

    Doubt you could get a half eaten bologna sandwich for him

  3. This is risky. He had a better chance to stay in Cleveland as the #3, meaning the new pick, either Taylor/Stanton, and him as the 3rd. Stanton might get cut, and Taylor might get traded in August.

    I don’t think I have ever seen a year where the market for backup QB’s is as crowded as it is now.

  4. It’s like the Seinfeld episode when George, despite not having any money, asked Susan to sign a prenup agreement.

    “You want our permission to seek a trade?” “Yeah, sure. Knock yourself out.”

  5. gonakgod says:
    April 5, 2018 at 9:14 am
    lol who the hell is gonna trade for kevin hogan.

    Doubt you could get a half eaten bologna sandwich for him


    Hey now, until my kids turned teeanagers, 1/2 eaten bologna sandwiches were a staple of my weekend afternoon snack routine. But then, you’re right. I’d rather have one instead…

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