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Pettine hasn’t decided on a quarterback, but LeBron has

Manziel

On Sunday, Browns coach Mike Pettine said he’d pick a quarterback for Week 14 by Wednesday. On Monday, Pettine said he hadn’t picked a quarterback yet.

“Not leaning one way or the other,” Pettine told reporters on Monday. “There’s a lot to consider.”

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James doesn’t share Pettine’s view that the decision is complicated. LeBron said that Manziel is “ready to go,” via the Associated Press.

LeBron admitted that he’s one of Manziel’s “biggest supporters,” and LeBron acknowledge that Manziel is “part of the family,” referring to the fact that LeBron’s management company represents Manziel in off-field endeavors.

“If coach is ready for him to give him the nod, he’ll be ready to go, but he’s going to have some bumps and bruises, just like any other rookie quarterback,” LeBron said.

Meanwhile, Colts coach Chuck Pagano told reporters that his team will prepare for both quarterbacks. Which necessarily will make it easier for the guy who gets the assignment to succeed, since the specific preparation devoted to the starter will be diluted.