Skip to main content

Clutch Players of the Game

Presented by

Clutch Performers: 3 standouts who helped lead the Browns to their preseason win

John Kelly Jr. and Demetric Felton Jr. combined for 88 of the Browns' 172 net rushing yards


The Browns emerged victorious Thursday with a 21-16 win against the Jets. As a result, it's time to acknowledge and award game balls to the players who contributed to Cleveland's first preseason win of the season.

QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson

During the Browns preseason opener at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson delivered an outstanding performance in the second half.

Following a successful defensive stand against the Jets, the Browns responded with a 78-yard drive in nine plays to score the crucial go-ahead touchdown.

On the drive, Thompson-Robinson completed all four of his passes, gaining a total of 44 yards. He also threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Austin Watkins Jr. Thompson-Robinson finished the day with a 124.1 passer rating.

Check out photos of the Browns against the Jets in the Hall of Fame Game

RB John Kelly, Jr.

During the first half of the game, the Browns managed to gain a total of 153 yards. John Kelly, Jr. contributed to 77 of those yards.  

Kelly had 10 carries for 42 yards and caught four of five targets for 27 yards and a touchdown. He scored the Browns' first touchdown with a 3-yard catch on a pass from Kellen Mond.

RB Demetric Felton Jr.

Felton ran for 46 yards on seven third-quarter carries and scored a touchdown.

"It felt good being able to get those many reps. I haven't been able to in a while, and like you said, getting back to that rhythm. It just felt really good," Felton said.

On Thursday night, Felton also served as the main kick and punt returner.

Related Content