After announcing that Johnny Manziel would be the backup QB, the Browns made it clear they had no intentions of making him part of a two-QB system.
Shortly after announcing that he would start veteran QB Brian Hoyer over rookie Johnny Manziel, Browns head coach Mike Pettine made it clear to reproters that he had no intention of splitting game-time between the two of them in a two-QB system.
“This is Brian’s job,” Pettine told NFL Media’s Aditi Kinkhabwala. “I never think of it as (if) it’s a leash or we want a guy to be a game manager. We want him to be confident and go out and play.”
Pettine added Cleveland would not use Manziel as change-of-pace passer, “I don’t foresee us now, especially early, being in a two-quarterback system.”
Hoyer went 3-0 as a starter in 2013 before suffering a season-ending injury. Pettine felt that Hoyer’s experience was the key factor.
Hoyer struggled in Monday’s preseason game against Washington, going 2 of 6 for 16 yards with no TDs, but Manziel had similar struggles, going 7 of 16 for 65 yards and a TD but was sacked 3 times.
The Browns drafted Johnny Manziel aka Johnny Football, a former Heisman trophy winner out of Texas A&M, with the No. 22 pick in the 2014 NFL draft.