The Washington Redskins on Friday traded their sixth-round pick (No. 188 overall) in this year’s draft to the Cleveland Browns for quarterback Kevin Hogan and the Browns’ sixth-round pick (No. 205 overall).
The move brings a 2010 first-team All-Met at Gonzaga back to the area, and returns him to a quarterback room with which he should have some familiarity.
Hogan, 25, was drafted out of Stanford in the sixth round in 2016by Kansas City, the former team of current Redskins starter Alex Smith. The Chiefs released Hogan six months after drafting him. Hogan signed with Cleveland on Sept. 5, 2016, where he completed 60 of 101 passes for 621 yards, four touchdowns and seven interceptions in eight career games (one start) with the Browns. He also had one rushing touchdown.
Hogan, a native of McLean, spent much of last season as the backup to DeShone Kizer, the Browns’ 2017 second-round pick. After Kizer struggled early, Hogan was tabbed as the team’s starter in Week 6 against Houston. But Kizer was renamed the starter the following week.
Hogan will join Smith, Colt McCoy and Stephen Morris in Washington’s quarterback room.
The addition of Hogan doesn’t preclude the Redskins from taking a quarterback in this month’s draft, but if the organization does set its sights on a young signal-caller, it will be in the later rounds.