The fact that Browns coach Mike Pettine would rather ease a rookie in was good news, at least to the guy easing his way back into the working as the Browns starting quarterback.
After taking part in some individual drills during his comeback from ACL surgery yesterday, Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer said he’s approaching this season as if he’s the guy.
“Until someone tells me otherwise,” Hoyer said, via Pat McManamon of ESPN.com, “I feel like I’m the starter for this team.”
Browns tight end Jordan Cameron
described Hoyer as “assertive,” and having a command over things now will only help him in the competition with the quarterback they’ll certainly draft.
Hoyer has given signs of being an utterly serviceable quarterback, and unless the Browns use the fourth pick in the draft on one, there’s a good chance he could be the opening day starter based on his coach’s outlook.