Peter King of TheMMQB.com believes Johnny Manziel will be the Browns week one starting quarterback.
The good thing for Manziel is that Hoyer doesn’t have a huge head start on him in working with Kyle Shanahan and the new offense—just one month. I’d be surprised if Manziel doesn’t win the job before the Sept. 7 opener at Pittsburgh, but whether he does or not, it won’t be long before he’s under center for good. “We’re not handing him the job,” Pettine told me. “It’s going to be an open and fair competition, and the best man will win.”
I agree with King. Hoyer is a solid quarterback, but Manziel is a much more talented player and it will show in the preseason.