Kizer making the most of offseason workouts
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- It's the second chance he was looking for.
DeShone Kizer has taken full advantage of his first few months with the Packers.
“I’m a guy that likes to have fun, I’m a guy that likes to get after it a little bit, but in the same conversation this is an opportunity for me to one embed myself in a tight knit community and have a bigger impact within that community and to focus in on my craft," said Kizer. "There’s not a lot of distractions here. This is an opportunity for me to learn from one of the best in front of me, take the time that’s needed to develop and just become the best quarterback and man I can possibly become.”
"New terminology, new language, being the key communicator," said head coach Mike McCarthy. "He's doing a good job working through that and I think like all the quarterbacks he's getting comfortable with new targets and getting comfortable with a number of different concepts than his experience in the past so I think he's making really good progress."
Kizer is expected to compete for the backup job with Brett Hundley, who started nine games for Green Bay last season.
But Kizer said it's not time to think about that just yet.
"I've been taking this simply as an opportunity to learn the playbook and develop myself and prove to the guys who I could possibly be," said Kizer. "Come Training Camp it's time to put on your own jersey and kind of play for yourself and make sure you are competing and taking the next step."
Kizer started 15 games for the Cleveland Browns last year in his rookie campaign, losing all of those games as a part of an 0-16 season.
He threw 11 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in 2017 and although the state don't look good on paper, Mike McCarthy and the Packers know the talent is there.
"As far as conversation in the meeting room, as far as going out there and playing situational ball I've been able to go through a lot in that first year," said Kizer. "Now it's about making sure I take those L's and turn them into lessons and making sure I can do whatever it takes, take the next step in my game and prove to these guys in the locker room that they can rely on me when my number is called."