Browns Brian Hoyer on Manziel: Bring Him On

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I’m not sure if this is a challenge to Johnny Manziel, or just a guy who wants to help the former Heisman winner learn the NFL game.

Before the draft started, Browns coach Mike Pettine said it would be difficult for anyone in the draft class to beat out Brian Hoyer for the starting quarterback job.  

Hoyer showed tremendous potential before missing the remainder of last season with an injury.  According to reports, The Browns texted Hoyer to give him a heads up about possibly drafting Manziel.  Hoyer’s response to Johnny Football coming to town.  

“bring him on.”

Browns head coach, Mike Pettine, expressed that the two men will compete for the quarterback job. 

“Whether he was taken at four, or going at 22, it will be a competition and I meant that when I said it,” said Pettine, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I don’t think you can hand jobs to people when they come in. It’s a situation where despite what’s around him and what’s following him — and there will be that pressure to play him — we’re in the business of evaluating the best quarterback for the Cleveland Browns to win football games and that’s who’s going to play, whether that’s Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel.”