There were a lot of people that expected the Cleveland Browns to make a decision on the quarterback position following the second preseason game, which they played Monday night against the Washington Redskins. Well, it seems that won’t be the case after all.
When asked about a potential decision being made on Tuesday, head coach Mike Pettine pointed out that they are not in a good position to choose between either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer at this time.
Browns coach Mike Pettine says he’s not yet in position to name a starting QB. Says a meeting about QBs will occur later.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 19, 2014
Of course, after two preseason games thus far, neither Manziel nor Hoyer have separated themselves from the other.
On Monday night against the Redskins, Hoyer was just 2-of-6 for 16 yards and no touchdowns. Manziel, who got significantly more reps than Hoyer, was 7-of-16 for 65 yards and a score.
Also, and there’s no telling how much this had to do with it, Manziel exhibited the immaturity the team was hoping they wouldn’t see when he flipped off the Redskins bench on national television. It may have no played a big part in Pettine deciding not to make a decision, but it can’t be immediately ruled out.
Nonetheless, we will have to wait a little longer before we find out who will be under center when the team plays the Pittsburgh Steelers on opening weekend.