The Cleveland Browns have a tight competition at quarterback, but Johnny Manziel is a better solution than Brian Hoyer.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel made his preseason debut, and he had a solid performance that was superior to Brian Hoyer’s.
He is expected to start in the Browns’ second preseason game, and it may help head coach Mike Pettine make his decision on who to start in the regular season opener.
Here are five reasons why Manziel should be the Browns’ starting quarterback.
5. Higher upside
Hoyer possesses little to no athleticism, and he is already a mediocre-at-best passer. Manziel has arm strength and can keep defenses guessing with his legs. Manziel’s preseason debut showed that he can provide a spark for a pedestrian Browns offense. The Browns have progressively favored Manziel over Hoyer, so starting Hoyer does not have the same high reward that starting Manziel does.
4. Hoyer’s starts are a small sample size
Manziel’s critics will instantly say that he is an unproven commodity, but Hoyer is not proven either. While he performed respectably and led the Browns on a 2-0 run, that is not enough games to properly judge a quarterback. Besides, he threw three interceptions in one of those games.