Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer will start against the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

Hoyer gets the nod ahead of rookie Johnny Manziel.

 

“It’s just something right now where we are comfortable with Brian going out there to start the game,” Browns coach Mike Pettine said. “I think it’s a little overblown as to who the starter is going to be. The key component, as I’ve stated earlier this week, is that we are going to balance the reps. We will play it a little by ear as it goes on, we haven’t truly decided as far as the rotation but the goal is, for when we look at the stat sheet at halftime, that they both have the same amount of repetitions and hopefully they both get a good amount of work.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun