Dan Wetzel

  • Browns make right move in starting Brian Hoyer, but now real work starts for Johnny Manziel

    Dan Wetzel at Yahoo Sports9 hrs ago

    After what could reasonably be deemed the worst quarterback competition in recent NFL memory, Brian Hoyer has been named the Cleveland Browns’ starter.

    That leaves Johnny Manziel on the bench to begin his NFL career, a place that is probably best for him in the long term and will be temporary unless Hoyer improves dramatically in the regular-season opener against Pittsburgh.

    Perhaps the biggest challenge for Johnny Football is how he handles a bit of adversity in a career that, from small-town superstar at Kerrville (Texas) Tivy High School to a Heisman-winning first season playing for Texas A&M, has always been charmed. For once, at least thus far, his unique, bravado-filled style of play didn't find a way to win out in the end.

    Manziel is the first to say he needs to keep working to get better, but how he handles the second string remains to be seen.

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