Report: Hoyer to remain starting QB

( – Brian Hoyer will reportedly remain the starting
quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, at least for the time being.

According to various reports, including and FOX Sports, Browns coach
Mike Pettine decided to keep Hoyer in the starter’s role over Johnny Manziel
for Sunday’s game against Indianapolis.

Pettine will likely make it official Wednesday afternoon in a briefing with
the media.

Hoyer was benched early in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s 26-10 loss to
the Buffalo Bills. Manziel stepped in and engineered an 8-play, 80-yard drive
that he capped with a 10-yard touchdown scramble.

Manziel ended the game 5-of-8 for 63 yards, forcing the Browns into a critical
decision about the team’s future of the quarterback position.

Hoyer completed just 18-of-30 passes for 192 yards and two interceptions
before being benched. In the past three games, he has thrown only one
touchdown pass and six interceptions.

The Browns are 7-5 heading into Sunday’s contest with the Colts and are tied
with five other teams for the final AFC wild card spot.