The Cleveland Browns have had a quarterback competition on their hands, and after the second game of the preseason they’ll likely make their decision about who will be the starting quarterback going forward. That game is Monday night against the Washington Redskins, and Brian Hoyer has been named the starter for the game, but Manziel would get equal reps with the first-team.
“I’m sure we’ll sit down at some point next week, maybe more than likely later in the day on Tuesday and get our heads together and see what we come up with,” head coach Mike Pettine said on his radio show on 92.3 The Fan., via the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
There have been reports that Hoyer leads the race and that it “isn’t particularly close.” Hoyer has the veteran edge, but Pettine said that isn’t as significant as it sounds.
“Brian is in a unique situation,” Pettine said. “He does have years in the league, but it’s hard to put that veteran label on him because he doesn’t have that many career starts. In some aspects, he is a veteran because he’s been around for so long in the league, but he’s closer to being a rookie just as far as the number of snaps he’s taken in live game situations.”
Point in case, Hoyer has four more stars and 192 more passes in the NFL than Manziel, who has yet to play a regular season game.