Browns first-round pick David Njoku said he did not "feel good" about getting his quarterback hurt on a missed block in Cleveland's 38-24 loss to the Lions Sunday, but he also learned something from it: DeShone Kizer has a chance to be something special.

"He's playing with a (bruised) rib. I see the bruise. It's a big (mark)," Njoku, a tight end, told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. "He's going to be a great one, I believe. We obviously started slow this season, and there's no excuse for that as well. So we've just got to pick up the pieces and just keep working."

Kizer was knocked out of the game with the score tied at 24, but he made his way back and played through obvious pain. Njoku took note of that and apologized for getting his teammate injured.

"That's one of my close friends and teammate, and I got him hit,'' Njoku said. "I don't feel good about it.''

Kizer has not tallied his first win as an NFL quarterback yet, but he played well in Sunday's loss, throwing for 232 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 57 yards and another score.