If all goes according to plan, Browns coach Mike Pettine will name his starting quarterback for Week One on Tuesday.
And though Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel will both get work with the first-team offense tonight at Washington, one online sports book believes there’s a clear favorite to win the job.
BetOnline has made Hoyer a -280 favorite to be the Browns’ Week One starter, according to Dave Mason, sports book brand manager for the company. The odds suggest Hoyer has about a 73.7 percent chance of capturing the job.
Manziel, meanwhile, is +200 to be Week One starter. In short, he has a 1-in-3 chance of winning the job, per those odds.
In short, here’s one proposition that suggests the Browns’ quarterback competition isn’t a coin flip, that Manziel is going to have to catch and pass Hoyer tonight. (Also, it’s here we mention that online gaming laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction; the perception there’s a real favorite to win the Cleveland QB Derby is what interests us about all this.)
So here’s our question for the audience: whom does Pettine pick on Tuesday? Is Hoyer indeed the likely winner? Let us know via the poll and in the comments.