Browns considered pulling Hoyer for Manziel in loss to Jaguars

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During Sunday’s 24-6 loss to the Jaguars, Browns head coach Mike Pettine considered inserting Johnny Manziel as the teams quarterback.

Hoyer was a mere 16-of-41 while throwing an interception in the blowout loss which dropped the Browns to 3-3 on the season.

Hoyer is still “firmly our starter” said Pettine on Monday, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Nothing’s changed. Each week we make the decision as to if we want to include Johnny in the plan.”

The loss also ruined many of the stories about Hoyer entering the week. With the Browns head coach admitting that there was a thought of removing Hoyer from the game it will be just a matter of time before Manziel takes over the team.

“It was discussed briefly, but it was a situation where we still wanted to…at least try to end the game with Brian on a positive note,” Pettine said.

Hoyer and the Browns will play another winless team next Sunday as they take on the 0-6 Raiders.