Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel made is NFL preseason debut with the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night. Manziel had a decent performance, completing 7 of 11 passes for 63 yards, and he rushing for 27 yards on six carries.
Manziel entered camp behind veteran Brian Hoyer on the depth chart, partially based on experience. Hoyer started on Saturday night and performed similarly to Manziel, completing 6 of 14 passes for 92 yards. While he had one less completion than Manziel, Hoyer threw for more yards.
Browns head coach Mike Pettine wouldn’t name either the starter for the next preseason game.
“They both did some things more suited to their skill set,” Pettine said, via Dallas Morning News. “I think Brian was high on a couple throws. I think he would want those back, and he threw a couple other nice balls in there. Then I thought Johnny did some nice things from the pocket, and when he got out, he created a little bit as well.”
Well a conflicting report from Bob Holtzman says Manziel is ahead in the quarterback race.
Reported 2 wks ago browns players expected Hoyer to start week 1. Starting to think they were wrong. Team source says Manziel now ahead.
— bob holtzman (@BobHoltzmanESPN) August 10, 2014