When the Cleveland Browns selected Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, that was sign enough that the franchise had selected who they want to be their quarterback of the future.
But with Brian Hoyer lingering around from last season, there’s going to be a pretty good competition to see who starts for Cleveland by the time their opening game in Pittsburgh rolls around and by the look of things, Hoyer doesn’t plan on giving anything up to the popular rookie quarterback.
You never want to see someone else doing your job,” said the fifth year quarterback in Brian Hoyer “That’s the biggest thing for me. I feel I’m ready and I know a lot of people who come back from this injury talk about the mental aspect. I think I’ve conquered that months ago. As the competitor in me I want to be out there with my guys, calling the plays and running them.”
Prior to suffering an ACL tear, Hoyer had impressed a franchise of fans who longed for a quarterback who wouldn’t get replaced in the following season. In three games, Hoyer threw for 615 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions, sporting a passer rating of 82.6, the highest between himself, Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden, the Browns 22nd pick from the 2012 NFL Draft.
Throughout the offseason, the Browns have insisted on pointing out how the starting position will be solved through a quarterback competition, but with fans investing their all into the idea of Johnny Manziel being their “guy”, we’ll see where the franchise leans come September 7th.