Hoyer to start at quarterback on Monday night

Hoyer to start at quarterback on Monday night

BEREA, OH (WOIO) - Browns head coach Mike Pettine announced today that Brian Hoyer will start at quarterback on Monday night against Washington.

"It's just something right now where we are comfortable with Brian going out there to start the game," 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."

Hoyer and rookie Johnny Manziel are battling out to be the starter week one against Pittsburgh.

Pettine said last month he hoped to name a starter before the third preseason game.

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