Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine plans to name his starting quarterback before the team's third preseason game. Johnny Manziel will get a chance to show what he can do as a starter before then.
NFL Media's Dan Hellie broke the news Saturday night that Manziel will start next week's preseason game, according to a team source. That start will come against the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football. This will be the most hyped preseason game since, well, Manziel's first appearance Saturday night in Detroit against the Lions.
Hoyer was just ok in his start against the Lions Saturday. The feeling is there isn't much separation between Manziel and Hoyer. It's ultimately up to Manziel. If he shines against Washington, he'll have a great chance to start again in Week 1.