The Johnny Manziel era in Cleveland has officially begun.
After throwing for 372 yards and a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Manziel has been named the Browns’ starter for the rest of the season by head coach Mike Pettine.
With Manziel starting, Josh McCown will be relegated to the bench, but the backup said on Monday that he would have no problem playing that role, as long as it helps the team.
In three starts this season, Manziel has thrown for 933 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions, while completing 59.4% of his passes.
Though he struggled in the second half of his start against the Cincinnati Bengals, Manziel played much better against Pittsburgh, leading Pettine to say he made a “leap” and ultimately pushing the Browns to name him the starter the rest of the way.
The Browns are off this Sunday, but will take on the Baltimore Ravens on November 30 at First Energy Stadium, in a Monday Night Football game that will be broadcasted by ESPN.
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