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By SI Wire
August 20, 2014

The Cleveland Browns announced on Wednesday that Brian Hoyer has been named the team's starting quarterback, beating out rookie Johnny Manziel.

After the announcement, Manziel said he thought he was given a fair chance to win the job and said he wouldn't have gone back and done anything differently. 

More: Did Browns make right choice picking Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel?​

Manziel also said he didn't "necessarily" feel that he was ready to be the starter.

In Monday night's preseason game against Washington, Manziel completed 7-of-16 passes for 65 yards. He completed 7-of-11 passes for 63 yards in the Browns' preseason opener against Detroit.

Manziel has reportedly struggled to learn the team's playbook. Coach Mike Pettine did not question Manziel's dedication and said Wednesday that he was pleased with his progress.

“He’s certainly made great strides,” Pettine said. “We are pleased with where he is, and he has shown that he has come a long way in his ability to pick up the playbook, be coachable and lead an offense. We are confident that Johnny is going to have a great future, but we just felt that Brian still had a decided edge on him.”

More: Report: Johnny Manziel was late to team meeting​​​

Cleveland selected Manziel with the No. 22 pick in this year's draft. The 21-year-old won the Heisman Trophy in his redshirt freshman season with the Texas A&M Aggies in 2012.

The Browns went 4-12 and finished in last place in the AFC North last season.

- Chris Johnson


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