Johnny Football is not the only Browns QB with confidence – Brian Hoyer thinks the starting job is his to lose.
Browns head coach Mike Pettine is nearly set to name his starting QB for the 2014 season – an announcement that most of the football world is awaiting to see if the highly controversial Johnny Manziel, aka Johnny Football, will be given the reins of the team. But QB Brian Hoyer, who has taken most of the first-team reps this off-season is confident that he has the job in hand.
”To me, this is my team until someone else tells me otherwise,” Hoyer told the Associated Press.
After Hoyer started the first preseason game against the Detroit Lions this past week, it was rumored that Manziel would be given the start for the August 18 game against Washington. However, Pettine has decided to mix up the first-team reps in practice this week and won’t name a starter for the game until later this week.
In Saturday’s preseason game against the Lions, Hoyer completed 6 of 14 passes for 92 yards. Manziel was 7 of 11 for 63 yards, but added 27 rushing yards on six carries.
Hoyer was 3-0 as the Browns’ starter in 2013 before suffering a season ending injury. He was named the starter by Mike Pettine when he first arrived – before the team drafted Manziel.
The Browns drafted Johnny Manziel Manziel No. 22 overall out of Texas A&M. Manziel won the Heisman trophy as a redshirt freshman, the first player in NCAA history to achieve such a feat