Instead, both quarterbacks fumbled away a chance to seize the job.
Head coach Mike Pettine had wanted to name a starting quarterback by Tuesday. Now that decision may have to be delayed.
“All the options are still on the table,” Pettine said. “It’s still something we would like to do but we will see.”
Hoyer and Manziel were wholly uninspiring against Washington. Hoyer completed just 2-of-6 passes for 16 yards while Manziel was 7-for-16 for 65 yards and a touchdown with an obscene gesture thrown in as well.
Pettine said it’s possible the team waits through another preseason game before determining who will start against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1 despite their initial hope to choose early this week. Neither quarterback has produced any truly stellar play to prove they are the best option for the job in the Browns two preseason games. It may take some more time before Pettine will feel comfortable finally making a decision.