Browns QB Johnny Manziel to start against Titans

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Johnny Manziel to start vs. Titans
Friday September 18th, 2015

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will start against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, the team announced Friday.

Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, got much of the work last week in Cleveland's 31–​10 loss to the New York Jets after quarterback Josh McCown went down with a concussion on the opening drive.

Despite his second pass of the day against the Jets going for a 54-yard touchdown to Travis Benjamin, Manziel had three subsequent turnovers and finished 13-for-24 with 182 yards in the loss.

The former first round selection will make his third career start on Sunday, and will matchup against 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota. Mariota became the first rookie to throw four touchdown passes in a half and had a perfect passer rating in a season-​opening 42–​14 victory in Tampa Bay.

The Browns and Titans will meet in Ohio on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on CBS.

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