So much for the excitement of a match-up between Tennessee Titans rookie Marcus Mariota and second-yard Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.
After getting to play in Week 1 due to a concussion suffered by starter Josh McCown signs point to Manziel sitting on the bench in this one. McCown is expected to practice on Friday and then suit up for Sunday’s game.
McCown expected to practice Friday. If that goes well, he hasn't lost the job and will likely get job back barring unforeseen changes
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 17, 2015
Manziel showed some early flare with the Browns in Week 1 throwing a 51 yard touchdown but fizzled out in the second half. McCown was 5-of-8 for 49 yards with a fumble against the New York Jets in Week 1.
Added in the offseason, the 36-year-old McCown has been viewed as the starter by the coaching staff since his addition to the roster leaving Manziel at No. 2 on the depth chart.