Despite hiring a head coach earlier in the week, the Cleveland Browns are still very much so a wide-open franchise. And Cleveland will continue to be a hot mess until it can find some stability at quarterback. Thankfully, the Browns have the fourth-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and the organization is likely to take a big risk on a quarterback with the selection.
In fact, the name Johnny Manziel has one the lips of many Cleveland fans as the Heisman Trophy winner is seemingly a lock to get drafted somewhere in the top 10. Now with that being said, a report came out the Browns camp on Saturday that is rather troubling if you ask me. Apparently, Cleveland is expected to pay Brian Hoyer‘s $250,000 roster bonus this offseason, which would make him a definite candidate to serve as the team’s starter.
Talk about a strange move. Sure, Hoyer was decent before tearing his ACL in October, but is the lifelong back-up really worth $1.25 million? Now, this kind of report makes you wonder just what the Browns are planning to do under center. They can’t possibly start the season with Hoyer calling the shots — can they? Well, let’s hope not because the folks in the “Dawg Pound” deserve more than a journeyman quarterback.