The Cleveland Browns have chosen rookie 5th round draft pick, QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, to start in their upcoming 3rd pre-season game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
This decision, reported by Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer, comes as a departure from the more experienced veteran, Kellen Mond.
Thompson-Robinson’s performance throughout the pre-season has been nothing short of impressive.
With a remarkable QB rating of 134.92, he has showcased his potential as a strong contender to start somewhere in the future.
His accuracy has been evident, completing 17 out of 21 passes for a total of 184 yards, which included 2 touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Thompson-Robinson’s passing prowess has been complemented by an average of 8.76 yards per throw. Adding to his dynamic skill set, he has also managed to rush for 47 yards, highlighting his versatility on the field.
Notably, Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s ascent to the starting role marks a reversal from the Browns’ first pre-season game against the Jets, where Mond was given the start.
The rookie’s performance has evidently made an impact on the coaching staff’s decision-making process.
While Mond is set to make an appearance during the game, he will take the field after Thompson-Robinson’s initial start.
Franchise’s starter, Deshaun Watson, and his backup veteran Josh Dobbs, won’t play in the game, which gives Thompson-Robinson the chance to further demonstrate his skills.