After two terrible starts in his rookie season, Cleveland QB Johnny Manziel will not get a third due to injuries.
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The Cleveland Browns have placed rookie QB Johnny Manziel on season-ending injured reserve, putting an end to a short but terrible rookie season.
Manziel led the Browns to 10 total points in 15 offensive series stretching over three games. Manziel played a full game once, in a 30-0 loss to Cincinnati, before hurting his hamstring in the first half last week in Carolina. Manziel had his left hamstring wrapped while in the locker room and was guaranteed to miss the season finale at Baltimore, prompting the team to shut him down for the season.
“I don’t think it’d be fair to give up on somebody after seven quarters of football,” said Manziel, who finished the year 18-of-35 passing with one touchdown and two interceptions. “If that’s what they are in the business for and what they intended on me coming in here doing, just giving them seven quarters, giving them a couple of games and then looking somewhere else, I don’t feel that’s a lot of commitment of sticking with somebody.”
Rookie QB Connor Shaw is the likely starter this Sunday after Brian Hoyer hurt his throwing shoulder against Carolina and tried to throw the next day but couldn’t. Shaw, a former standout at South Carolina whose only pre-draft workout invite came from Cleveland, said he’s “really excited” about his chance.