But because he's a decent, honest fellow, when he was asked about journeying back to the city he called home the previous two seasons to play the Browns on Sunday, you could nearly hear Drew Carey belting out a few heartfelt bars of "Cleveland Rocks" in the background. Kizer played one half, threw one interception and went scoreless for the second game in a row. The Browns went 45 yards in seven plays on their next drive before Zane Gonzalez shanked a 52-yard field goal attempt. However, running back Isaiah Crowell was stopped short by New York's defense. Instead, the two quarterbacks behind Kizer, Kevin Hogan and Cody Kessler, are both second-year players. Two plays later, McCown tossed a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
That could change on Sunday, however, as No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett will make his pro debut.
Garrett spent the first four games of the season sidelined with an ankle sprain, leaving Cleveland almost empty in the pass-rushing department.
Let's hope that when Jackson sees the tape, he will see that much of Hogan's production and efficiency, including the 41-yard TD to Johnson, came on a last-gasp drive with the Jets having a 10-point lead deep into the fourth quarter.
On the interception, Hogan targeted second-year wide receiver Ricardo Louis down the right side of the field, but the ball caromed off of his hands and into the arms of veteran cornerback Morris Claiborne. That's why the New York Jets are 2-2 and are not intentionally trying to lose games.
"I was looking forward to the possibility of that happening", McCown said.
It still might for Cleveland, which is one of four remaining winless teams (along with the 49ers, Chargers and Giants).
Through four weeks this season, the Jets have been so unexpectedly good that they're now making fun of teams that actually seem to be tanking this year, like the Browns, who somehow seem to be tanking every year.
Kizer stood on the sideline next to Jackson wearing a baseball cap and blank expression as Hogan completed five straight passes, including his scoring pass to Njoku, who snared the pass with a diving, one-handed grab.
It was supposed to be Kessler - and then Osweiler for a day or two - until Jackson committed to Kizer as his starting quarterback. Penalties and poor execution hurt the Jets in the first half, and they were lucky to lead 3-0 at the break. It remains unclear if the HBT is still playing for the future in 2017, but a quick review of the current roster seems to indicate they are not as anxious about the present.
The Browns need a jolt of any kind, and the 6-foot-4, 275-pound former Texas A&M star might be just what Cleveland needs to shake off another slow start. They will look to get a similar effort on the ground this week against a Browns run defense that ranks 8th in the NFL.
After an interception by Jason McCourty, DeShone Kizer threw an interception on the Jets' five. After leading for most of the 3rd and 4th quarter, the Jets yielded their lead on late FG from Jacksonville K Jason Myers.
JETS: DE Kony Ealy (shoulder), RB Matt Forte (toe), LB Josh Martin (ankle) and CB Darryl Roberts (hamstring) are OUT. He missed last week's game after suffering a calf injury in practice.