Kevin Hogan Comes Home

The Washington Redskins have traded for Quarterback Kevin Hogan from the and swapped sixth round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft with the Cleveland Browns.

The trade all but insures that the Redskins won’t be drafting a QB in the late portions of the draft.  Instead, they will be able to focus on defensive and special teams depth.

Kevin Hogan will be making a homecoming.  Hogan grew up in McLean, VA and played his high school ball at Washington Gonzaga College.  From Gonzaga, he committed to Stanford where he started for 3 years and was 2nd team all Pac-12 in 2015.

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In 2016, Hogan was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 5th round of the 2016 NFL Draft.  He was released by Kansas City in September of the same year and then signed by the Browns and put on their practice squad.

In 2017, Hogan saw playing time after the benching of DeShone Kizer, but things did not go as planned.  In the eight games he played in, Kevin went 60 for 101 with a 59.4% completion percentage and 4 touchdowns to 7 interceptions.  Kevin was most likely going to be cut by the Browns due to the signing of Tyrod Taylor and whomever they end up drafting first overall.

What the Redskins get in return is a development project.  Kevin can sit behind both Alex Smith and Colt McCoy, and learn how to approach the position.  Hogan has all the makings of a solid, reliable career back-up.  Something the Redskins could use once McCoy’s contract is up or retires

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