Cleveland quarterback Brian Hoyer says that he still views himself as the Browns’ leader and starting quarterback, and he has no reason to believe that Johnny Manziel is moving ahead of him on the depth chart.
“To me, this is my team until someone else tells me otherwise,” Hoyer said.
Hoyer sounds confident, although he acknowledges that he was mediocre in the preseason opener at Detroit: Hoyer completed just six of his 14 passes, for 92 yards, and the three drives he led yielded two field goals and a punt.
“Just continue to get better, know the system better,” Hoyer said. “Going back and watching the film [from Saturday night], there are a few reads I would have liked to read differently. So you learn from those mistakes and you try to build on it.”
If Hoyer wants the Browns to remain his team, he’ll have to show more than he did against the Lions. If he can’t, he’ll soon hear that the Browns are Manziel’s team.