Johnny Manziel, it’s your show. Just two days after a career-best performance against the Steelers, the Browns have decided to name the 2nd-year QB from Texas A&M as their starter for the rest of the season.
Cleveland starter Josh McCown has been dinged up a few times this year, and Manziel has played capably – and also poorly at times – in reserve. I thought he should have been the starter after the Tennessee game, but Browns coach Mike Pettine went back to Josh McCown, probably in hopes of saving his job.
Now that the Browns are 2-8 (worst record in the league), what’s the harm in playing Manziel? You’ve got to get an idea of what you’ve got. He hasn’t thrown 200 NFL passes yet. Nobody’s really sure what he can do.
Cleveland has a bye this week, followed by the Ravens, Bengals, 49ers and Seahawks.