Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will begin their competition for the starting job this week in organized team activities, and coach Mike Pettine stressed they can rest assured the race will be fair.
"I don't know if they're going to be sending each other Christmas cards anytime soon,'' Pettine said with a smile at the Positive Coaching Alliance breakfast at FirstEnergy Stadium. "But they know they're both in it together and they're going to compete and I think they both feel comfortable that as a staff we're going to put the best quarterback (out there) that puts us in position to win games.''
The takeaway here is that the Browns aren't handing Manziel the starting job -- he's going to have to beat out Hoyer. We're expecting Manziel to be under center at some point this season.