If all goes according to plan, Browns coach Mike Pettine will name his starting quarterback for Week One on Tuesday.
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.