Those wanting to see Johnny Manziel start a preseason game will have to wait until the second game.
Manziel will start for the Browns against the Washington Redskins next week. An announcement about Manziel starting came prior to the kickoff to the Browns preseason opener against the Detroit Lions.
— Marc Sessler (@MarcSesslerNFL) August 9, 2014
Read what you want into this. Manziel has been reported to have made noticeable gains on Brian Hoyer in the battle for the starters role. Starting a preseason game is just that for the first round pick. The Browns currently have no clue as to who will be their starting quarterback for the regular season and giving Manziel and Hoyer both a chance with the first team offense is best for everyone.
Of course with no Jordan Cameron tonight one has to wonder just how well Hoyer will fare.