Browns sticking with Johnny Manziel

The Browns really have no choice in the matter. By switching to Johnny Manziel at quarterback this late in the season, there's no turning back.

After a terrible NFL debut that saw Manziel go 10-18 for 80 yards and two interceptions, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced that Manziel will remain the starting quarterback. At 7-7 and at fourth in the AFC North, reaching the playoffs will be extremely difficult at this stage anyway.

Manziel replaced Brian Hoyer, who was wildly ineffective over the past month. However, Hoyer never had a game as dreadful as Manziel's display this past Sunday.

That's not to say Manziel can't get better and won't show progress over the final two weeks. It just goes to show that, in hindsight, the Browns were doing the right thing after all by sticking with Hoyer as long as they did. Neither quarterback is a difference-maker this season at this time.

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