The Pittsburgh Steelers faced Johnny Manziel on Sunday. When the two teams link up in the final week of the season, they’ll likely see him again.
Mike Pettine has reportedly decided to name Manziel the Cleveland Browns’ starting QB for the rest of the season, according to a report by Jay Glazer.
Pettine said Manziel had his best game of his career against the Steelers and it’s hard to argue with the results. He completed 33 of 45 passes for 372 yards a touchdown and an interception. He was arguably as efficient in any game of his pro career, one that looked destined for disaster after fumbling the ball away on the Browns’ first snap. Manziel was starting in place of the injured Josh McCown.
Though I don’t have a pulse on the Browns, the decision is a wise one. Cleveland is 2-8 and their season has been long over. Might as well see what you have in Manziel.
Of course, he has to stay healthy himself through the rest of the season. With his scrambling ways giving him added risk, that is no guarantee.