One week after leading the Browns to a win, Johnny Manziel is headed back to the bench.
The Browns announced on Wednesday that quarterback Josh McCown has been cleared to play after a concussion and will start against the Raiders on Sunday.
McCown was injured in a Week 1 loss to the Jets, so Manziel took over the starting job last week against Tennessee. Manziel completed eight of 15 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns, but he also fumbled twice in a 28-14 Browns win. It was Manziel's first win as an NFL starter.
The veteran McCown, 36, won the Browns quarterback job in preseason, but he was knocked out of the Jets game early when he was hit while diving for the end zone.
Manziel, who started two games as a rookie last year, is 21-for-39 for 354 yards and three touchdowns this season. But he has thrown one interception and fumbled four times in two games, losing two. He has been spectacularly good at times and awful at others, capable of a big play for either team. In other words, he's been Manziel.
For now, the Browns appear more comfortable going with McCown, who is in his first year in Cleveland.
Will the quarterback carousel in Cleveland continue in October? The Browns visit M&T Bank Stadium on Oct. 11.