Johnny fans, you’re going the have to wait.
NFL Insider Jay Glazer reports Hoyer will star this week against INDY
In the 4th quarter of last week’s contest in Buffalo, Johnny Manziel was put into the game after starting quarterback Brian Hoyer threw his second interception on the day, amid a plethora of other bad throws and poor decisions. The former Aggie led a rejuvenated and obviously sparked Browns offense down the field 80 yards on a well-executed touchdown drive. An 11 yard run and dive into the end zone by the man himself finished it off.
However, it was not Johnny Manziel that has led this Browns team to a 7-5 record and a chance to make the playoffs. That is why coach Mike Pettine and GM Ray Farmer have decided to stick with Hoyer as the starting quarterback this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, and hope he regains his early-season form for the final few games.
On this season, Hoyer is 222/395 for a 56.2 completion percentage. That’s one of the worst in the league. To this point, he’s thrown for 3,056 yards, 11 TDs and 10 INTs.
Putting in Johnny Manziel was, at this point, simply a wake up call for Brian Hoyer. Moving forward, he’s going to have to play great football to keep his job. The rookie is ready to go at any time and of course it’s Hoyer knows that best.
Good luck out there, Brian! Go get us a W against a tough Colts team.