The Cleveland Browns are still staying the course with Brian Hoyer as their starter. Few could have expected the Browns to be 4-3 at this point so Hoyer at-least deserves some credit for his game manager ability.
While Hoyer continues to start, the big question remains what is going to happen with first round pick Johnny Manziel.
“That’s a position that can be frustrating,” Pettine said via the Akron Beacon Journal. “To go from being the guy at A&M, that’s a tough thing as the reality of the season has clearly set in. But at the same time, we make sure that he’s preparing like a starter. [An injury] can happen in the span of one play.”
But can Manziel play at the NFL level?
“I think we all do [want to know how Manziel would perform],” Pettine said. “I mean, that’s a question that we need to have answered, but it’s not something that you can force. I mean, Brian’s our starting quarterback. That’s a difficult thing to say, ‘Let’s just go ahead and [play Manziel].’ All the games are meaningful now.
The Browns host Tampa Bay on Sunday before playing against division rival Cincinnati next Thursday. Hoyer is one bad start away from being yanked.