Cleveland Browns rookie DeShone Kizer, who was benched in the second half after throwing two interceptions last week, will make his second straight start Sunday, against the Minnesota Vikings, coach Hue Jackson said.
"It is another opportunity to go out there and get it right for once," Kizer said about Sunday's game in London. "For me, it is about taking these opportunities that Coach has been able to give me, in a league where not a lot of guys get these, and maximizing it for once.
"I feel like I am definitely getting better, and I am on the path of evolving myself into a guy who can win in this league, but it is about eliminating, obviously, the turnovers and the plays that are stopping us from winning games and finally going out there and competing in a game. It has been a good three weeks since I have been able to go out there in the fourth quarter and attempt to win a game, and I am looking forward to having a complete game."
"I think [Kizer] understands there is work still to be done this week to continue to get better to focus on the things that he needs to continue to clean up," Jackson said Wednesday. "He is working at it."
Since then-coach Mike Pettine made the decision to bench Brian Hoyer in favor of Johnny Manziel in 2014, the Browns have changed starting quarterbacks in 20 of the past 43 games, through Sunday's loss. Nine of the moves were made because of injury, while 11 were made because of a coaching decision.
"I know what everybody is concerned about -- that I have this quick hook," Jackson said Wednesday. "Listen, I think DeShone gets it. I am very honest with DeShone. This is a performance-based business, and there are some things that at the quarterback position are kind of non-negotiable for me.
"I would like to have a game where we have no turnovers, period. That is what we are chasing, and just see what happens after the game then and see where we are. That is the message that I give to the team and also to the quarterback room."
With the Browns still seeking their first win of the season, Kizer also lamented being a distraction after several videos surfaced of him at a bar early Saturday morning.
"There are not a lot of guys out there who can hold themselves to standards as high as I hold myself to," Kizer said. "It has been pretty disappointing to have a start the way that we have had. My ultimate goal was to come here and win games for this team and represent this organization the right way, and I haven't been on that path."
Kizer has an interception rate of 6.1 percent this season. Since the 2000 season, only six quarterbacks, including Kizer, have had an interception percentage higher than 6 percent (minimum: 150 passes). Matt Barkley was at 6.48 percent in six starts last season, and Josh Freeman of the Bucs was at 6.2 percent in 2009.
"It is a productivity-based industry, so I am sure that if I go out there and I am not producing the way I am going to, you are going to have the same results," Kizer said when asked if he was worried about again being pulled from the game Sunday. "It is about doing whatever I can this week and making sure that, when I am out there, I am producing. And obviously, attacking the biggest mistake, and that is turnovers."
ESPN's Pat McManamon contributed to this report.