Are Browns ready to name Johnny Manziel the new starter in Cleveland?
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Johnny Football says he will be ready if called.
“If that is the case and my name is called, then I’ll definitely be ready,” said Manziel, who completed 5 of 8 passes for 63 yards, including completions on his first two attempts beyond 15 yards.
After entering the game with about 12 minutes left, Manziel completed three of his first four passes for 54 yards, leading the Browns to their only touchdown drive of the day with 8:54 remaining. Hoyer left the game after his second interception led to a field goal for the Bills, who took a 20-3 lead.
Browns coach Mike Pettine said the team will make an official decision on whether to start Manziel or Hoyer by Wednesday.
“The door is definitely open for a change at the quarterback position,” Pettine told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio. “It’s not like we’re just going to go back to Brian (Hoyer). This has been a cumulative thing where discussions about a change at quarterback have been more and more lively. We’ll evaluate both quarterbacks and have a decision soon.”