Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel flipped off the Washington Redskins' bench after trading barbs with his opponent. He and veteran Brian Hoyer both struggled on the field in the Browns' ongoing quarterback competition, which has no resolution after this 24-23 loss.
"I felt like I did a good job of holding my composure throughout the night, and you have a lapse of judgment and slip up," Manziel said. "I mean, I didn't think it was positive,"
Manziel could be fined $11,025 for taunting or unsportsmanlike conduct.
The obscene gesture angered Browns coach Mike Pettine.
"It did not sit well," Pettine said. "I was informed of it after the game and it's disappointing. Because what we talk about is being poised and being focused -- that you have to be able to maintain your poise. That's a big part of all football players, especially the quarterback, that we have to keep our composure. So that's something that we'll obviously address with him."
Hoyer completed 2 of 6 passes for 16 yards and said his performance probably couldn't get any worse. Pettine now may wait to pick a quarterback. He was originally scheduled to pick a starter on Tuesday but with both QBs not playing well he won't have much to go on. Manziel finished 7 of 16 for 65 yards, one touchdown and a 76.3 rating. Pettine added that, ideally, they'd still like to decide Tuesday.