The Green Bay Packers traded for QB DeShone Kizer on March 15, 2018. Green Bay traded CB Damarious Randall, a 2018 fourth-round pick (No. 114 overall) and a 2018 fifth-round pick (No. 150 overall) to the Cleveland Browns for Kizer, a 2018 fourth-round pick (No. 101 overall) and a 2018 fifth-round pick (No. 138 overall).

Kizer (6-4, 235) was originally selected by the Browns in the second round (No. 52 overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame. Last season, he started 15 games and recorded the second-most passing yards (2,894) and the third-most passing touchdowns (11) ever by a Browns rookie. Kizer also registered 77 carries for 419 yards (5.4 avg.) and five touchdowns, the most rushing TDs by a Cleveland quarterback since Mike Phipps recorded five in 1972. He finished fourth among NFL quarterbacks in rushing yards and tied for third in rushing TDs. Kizer started 23 of 25 games he played in over his final two seasons at Notre Dame, totaling 5,805 passing yards, 47 passing TDs, 997 rushing yards and 18 rushing TDs.