December 08, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Browns name Johnny Manziel their starter, again
The Cleveland Browns have officially named Johnny Manziel as their starting quarterback Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Manziel lost the job after partying hard during the bye week with videos and photos surfacing and then he lied to the coaching staff about the timing of the videos and photos. Now, the trouble-prone former Heisman Trophy winner gets yet another shot as he replaces Austin Davis. “Johnny will be our starting quarterback on Sunday,” Browns coach Mike Pettine said. “He’s been solid in the building over the last couple of weeks and we are hopeful he takes this opportunity to continue to build on the progress he’s made on the field throughout the season. The goal for every game is to go out and win, and Johnny needs to show that he can put us in position to do so during these last four weeks of the season.” Manziel has made some improvements on the field after going to rehab this offseason. He's completed 76 of 128 passes for 933 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed for 73 yards. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.