The Texans went through the offseason without adding a starting quarterback.
The Browns had one, and drafted another.
But those dots apparently do not connect.
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans “won’t be trading for” Browns starter-for-now Brian Hoyer.
It makes sense at a certain level, given Hoyer’s New England ties with Texans coach Bill O’Brien, and the utter lack of anything else at the position on the Texans roster at the moment.
But the Browns have maintained that Johnny Manziel’s going to have to earn the starting job away from Hoyer, and after one preseason game, it’s hard to declare that mission accomplished.
Hoyer was a temp from the moment the Browns chose Manziel, but there’s no reason for them to punt him now.