Cleveland Browns training camp has opened up, and to begin, it has been every bit the media circus that we imagined it would when they drafted Johnny Manziel back in May. Despite using a first-round selection on the Heisman winner, Brian Hoyer has been taking most of the first team snaps, although there’s a possibility that could change as early as this upcoming week.
According to NFL.com’s Marc Sessler, head coach Mike Pettine will evaluate the position on Wednesday of this week, and if he feels that any changes are needed, he will make them.
Mike Pettine: Hoyer will continue to work with the starters for now. Browns will evaluate the QB position Wednesday and adjust accordingly.
— Marc Sessler (@MarcSesslerNFL) July 27, 2014
So far, from the reports from Browns camp, there really has been nothing to suggest that Hoyer is losing whatever grasp he does have on the starting position. But, ultimately, that’s not up to any of us or the reporters on site to make that call. That’s up to the first-year coach in Pettine.
While Hoyer has been taking more of the first team snaps up to this point, though, that doesn’t mean that Pettine might not decide to give Manziel more work with the group to see what he can bring to the table.
Whatever the case may end up being come Wednesday, surely most will overreact to the decision.