The Cleveland Browns are expected to start Johnny Manziel at QB for the last four games of the regular season. Manziel was named the starter earlier this season, before being demoted to third string after lying about partying during the team's bye week.
Manziel has played in six games this season, completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 933 yards, 5 TDs and two picks. He's also fumbled five times this year. The Browns moving back to Manziel was first reported by Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland.
The Browns lost QB Josh McCown during the team's loss to the Baltimore Ravens last Monday, but Cleveland turned to Austin Davis instead of Manziel. Davis completed 25 of 38 passes for 230 yards and a pick in the Browns' 37-3 loss to the Bengals Sunday. Despite the game being a blowout, Manziel did not play.
Manziel was a first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but has never been able to hold onto the Browns' starting job. He's been in head coach Mike Pettine's doghouse for much of his time with the team.
The Browns host the San Francisco 49ers next week. Cleveland plays the Seahawks, Chiefs and Steelers in their final three games of the season.Back to the Cleveland Browns Newsfeed