It’s too late for him to face the Ravens this season, but Johnny Manziel is the starting quarterback for the Browns again, according to multiple reports.
Browns coach Mike Pettine had benched Manziel for two games, after he spent the Browns’ bye weekend partying in Austin, Texas. To make matters worse, Manziel reportedly lied about his party weekend to Pettine after videos of Manziel’s frolicking surfaced on social media.
However, the Browns’ offense failed to score a touchdown Sunday with Austin Davis at quarterback during a 37-3 loss to the Bengals. The Browns’ most reliable quarterback, Josh McCown, is out for the season after suffering a fractured collarbone against the Ravens in Week 12.
So Manziel has the last four games to show the Browns (2-10) that they should not part ways with him. Meanwhile, Manziel is hardly the only person being evaluated in Cleveland. There’s no guarantee that Pettine or general manager Ray Farmer will be back either.
It’s all part of another messy season for the Browns, who remain the worst team in the AFC North. Watching the Browns should give Ravens’ fans some solace. The Ravens (4-8) are having an unusually rough season. But for the Browns, tough times are the norm.