Future Watch: Cody Kessler Rookie Football Cards, Browns – The long-suffering Cleveland Browns went out and acquired NFL free agent Robert Griffin III, in the off-season, in hopes of turning their franchise fortunes around. However, an early season injury to the former Redskins’ quarterback, thrust rookie Cody Kessler into the starting position and the spotlight.
Cody Kessler was selected in the third round with the 93rd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Far from an afterthought, Kessler is an experience quarterback that played in a high-profile NCAA program for the USC Trojans. Kessler was redshirted in 2011 and in 2012 he was the backup to Matt Barkley.
The 2013 Las Vegas Bowl MVP and former USA Today High School All-American put up solid numbers as a three year starter. He totaled 10,339 yards with 88 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions on 851-of-1261 passing for a completion percentage of 67.5 and a passer rating of 156.4%.
Cody Kesseler NFL Draft Profile, “There was a lot of buzz on him late in the draft process. He won’t wow you with arm strength, but his decision-making abilities are a strength. Baseline accuracy is pro quality. Never had a completion percentage lower than 65 percent as a three-year starter. Will take what the defense gives them and keep the chains moving.” – Daniel Jeremiah, NFl Draft Analyst
Future Watch: Cody Kessler Rookie Football Cards, Browns – The Cards
NFL serviceable quarterbacks like Kessler are a prime commodity. He has run the team’s offense consistently with solid game management. Coming from a high-profile program like USC, Kessler has several prospect themed football cards from draft pick related products. These include those produced by Panini, Leaf and Sage. At this point in the collecting season, Kessler is heavily featured in numerous NFL licensed football card products released by Panini America.
Prices for Kessler’s NFL licensed rookie football cards should continue to increase on the secondary market with the more reps he gets. Demand will only grow if he performs well and is given other opportunities throughout the 2016 NFL season.
The following Panini football card products all feature Kessler in his Cleveland Browns uniform.
- 2016 Donruss Football
- 2016 Panini Football (Retail)
- 2016 Donruss Elite Football
- 2016 Panini Clear Vision Football
- 2016 Panini Certified Football
- 2016 Panini Unparalleld Football
- 2016 Panini Gala Football
- 2016 Panini Origins Football
- 2016 Panini Absolute Football
- 2016 Panini Spectra Football
- 2016 Panini Infinity Football
- 2016 Panini Playbook Football
- 2016 Panini Impeccable Football
Several additional products remain on Panini’s NFL football card release calendar. Collectors can be assured that Cody Kessler will be heavily featured in these future products.