Browns rookie QB Johnny Manziel has made the most of his extra time with the No. 1 team. Manziel has impressed coaches with his ability to learn from mistakes. So when Manziel’s errors are corrected in post-practice film study, he generally rebounds splendidly. All the public attention focused on Manziel is hard enough for Brian Hoyer to stomach. The fact Hoyer is handcuffed from making his own gains in coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s offensive system is doubly frustrating to him. His time will come. But this early opportunity for Manziel unquestionably has tightened the quarterback competition.
Whoever wins this job will likely be without Josh Gordon (pending a season-long suspension), so we're not terribly optimistic about the Browns passing game in 2014.