Brian Hoyer: Manziel signing report is false
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer said a report stating he wouldn't sign a long term deal with the team if Johnny Manziel was on the roster is not true, according to Northeast Ohio Media Group reporter Mary Kay Cabot.
Once Hoyer saw a video on Bleacher Report Wednesday, Cabot said, he felt compelled to speak out against it.
Bleacher Report's Jason Cole argued that if Hoyer became the Browns franchise quarterback that If Manziel's still there, I don't think Hoyer's going to take a long-term deal with the presence of Manziel. I don't think it's going to play out that way according to all the people that I have talked to who are involved in this."
Hoyer told media Wednesday that Cole's report lacked accurate information:
"I've said all I needed to say about the topic, but after (a reporter) mentioned the report, I wanted to see it for myself and it couldn't be further from the truth. There's no accurate information in that."
"I've never talked to that guy (Cole) in my life, so from here on out my main focus is Jacksonville, and if you guys want to talk about that, you can talk to the guys upstairs or my agent, Joe Linta, and from here on out I'm onto Jacksonville.''
Hoyer could be looking for a contract in the range of $12 million per season, Cabot said. Hoyer is slated to make roughly $1 million this year.
Hoyer has started every Browns game this season, completing 90 of 149 passes for seven touchdowns and 1224 yards.
- Will Green