Berea, OH - Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel? – Berea, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel?
Browns coach Mike Pettine isn't ready to make that decision just yet.
Pettine said Monday he'll announce on Wednesday who will start at quarterback for this Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. He added that general manager Ray Farmer will be in on the meetings.
"Not ready to make a decision on that at this point," Pettine said. "Not leaning one way or the other."
Hoyer was benched early in the fourth quarter of 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, of course, performed his "money sign" celebration following his first NFL touchdown. He 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 18-of-30 passes for 192 yards and two interceptions before being benched. In the past three games, Hoyer has thrown only one touchdown pass and six interceptions.
Manziel, selected with the 22nd overall pick in May's draft, doesn't shy away from the spotlight. He was fined $12,000 by the NFL for a hand gesture (flipping the bird) that he made in a preseason loss to the Washington Redskins.
The flashy Manziel recently made headlines for an altercation that took place at an apartment complex in Cleveland last week, as a fan alleged that the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and his "entourage" assaulted him and his brother.
The 7-5 Browns enter Sunday's game tied with Pittsburgh and Baltimore for second place in the AFC North.