DeShone Kizer photo

Packers quarterback DeShone Kizer has completed 53.1 percent of his career passes, with 11 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. Content Exchange

GREEN BAY — That Matt LaFleur tempered his enthusiasm for his No. 2 quarterback DeShone Kizer’s performance in the Green Bay Packers’ preseason opener last week was somewhat telling.

Even though Kizer put up strong numbers — he was 8 of 13 for 102 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown pass to Darrius Shepherd, for a sparkling 111.7 passer rating — LaFleur didn’t exactly go overboard in his praise immediately after the game.

This article originally ran on