ESPN & Bleacher Report are reporting that the Cleveland Browns have decided to pull the plug on former starting quarterback, Brian Hoyer. Coach Mike Pettine and GM Ray Farmer have allegedly given quarterback Johnny Manziel the keys to the Cleveland Kingdom. He will be the starting quarterback this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals at First Energy Stadium.
In the 4th quarter of a week 13 contest in Buffalo, Manziel was put into the game after Hoyer threw his second interception of 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. Manziel saw no action in Sunday’s loss to the Colts.
Despite the fact that the Browns are 7-6 under Brian Hoyer this year, it was the other components of the team that was doing most of the winning. Hoyer simply became a game manager and did just enough to win. Sadly, in these past four weeks his play has been nothing short of atrocious.
Finally Cleveland, after all this waiting it’s Johnny Time! Buckle up and get ready for one hell of a ride because this kid will put on a show. It all starts on Sunday against the Bengals
Brian Hoyer deserves huge congratulations on a great start to the season. Hopefully, he finds a starting job for another team or thrives as a great backup for the Browns.
Johnny Manziel is finally getting his chance to shine…don’t blow it, kid.