Manziel Mania will have to wait.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Brian Hoyer will remain the Browns’ starting quarterback. Hoyer, who was benched for Johnny Manziel during Sunday’s loss at Buffalo, gets the start this week when the Colts come to town.
That’s a surprise: Manziel played very well in limited action against the Bills, marching the Browns’ offense down the field and running for a touchdown. It appeared that the tide had turned and the time had come for Johnny Football.
But the Browns’ coaching staff has said all season that Hoyer gives them the best chance to win right now, and they apparently still feel that way. Cleveland is in a fight for a playoff berth, and Hoyer is the quarterback who will lead them in that fight. For at least another week.