Johnny Manziel closing gap on Brian Hoyer


Maybe there is a competition for the starting quarterback job with the Cleveland Browns after all.

According to the Akron-Beacon Journal, “Manziel appears to have narrowed the gap between himself and Hoyer with his performance in the scrimmage.”

Thus far the Browns have been playing Manziel with the second team offense while incumbent Brian Hoyer remains with the first team offense.

“He made a couple nice runs, made some nice throws,” head coach Mike Pettine said about the recent performance of Manziel. “Where most quarterbacks would step out of bounds, he got two completions there.”

In the end it all comes down to getting into the endzone for the Browns.

“We have to convert when we get into the red zone,” Pettine said. “The field gets tight there. The defense can take some chances, and they did and that’s something we’re going to get a lot of work on.”