It’s almost time, football fans.
Browns coach Mike Pettine named Hoyer the starter against the Indianapolis Colts for Week 14, days after inserting Manziel into a lopsided game against the Buffalo Bills. After further review, however, Pettine opted against going forward with the rookie largely because his team was still in the AFC playoff mix.
At 7-6 and a long-shot to make the postseason, Manziel’s first start is expected to come against the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals, who stand a half-game ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens entering Week 15.
Here are five things to know about Johnny Football possibly making his first start: