Thursday September 18th, 2014

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre said in a video for that Brian Hoyer deserves to be the Cleveland Browns' starter over Johnny Manziel.

Hoyer won the starting job over rookie Manziel during preseason and started both of the Browns first two games, throwing for two touchdowns across 434 yards with no interceptions. He led a fourth-quarter drive against the Saints last week that started at Cleveland's four-yard line and ended with a game-winning field goal. 

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"Brian Hoyer has proved himself at this point to be the starter," said Favre. "That's not to say Johnny [Manziel] shouldn't get some playing time, or have a package for him as they move forward. But you have to give him credit -- Hoyer's played well, not only the first week but the last week as well, leading them on that last drive."

Manziel has attempted one pass so far, which came against the Saints. Coach Mike Pettine has said multiple times that the team could use a package during games involving the Heisman Trophy winner.

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Cleveland hosts the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. 

- Molly Geary

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