Austin Davis has been named starting quarterback.
After dropping a heartbreaker to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night, Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown was ruled out for the season with a broken collarbone.
After McCown went down late in the game, the reigns were handed to Austin Davis, who led a touchdown drive and had the Browns in striking position late. One-time starter Johnny Manziel was truly relegated to third string and the Texas A&M product doesn’t appear to have an opportunity to fight for the starting gig anytime soon.
Head coach Mike Pettine wouldn’t commit to a starter moving forward, but noted bringing in another quarterback isn’t off the table:
Now the Browns face a catch 22. If Manziel starts, he’ll be handed the keys to the franchise yet again after just letting his team down by lying and getting benched for it. If he doesn’t start, fans will yet again question what the Cleveland organization is doing with him on its roster if they’re not going to play him.
Your move, Pettine.
Maybe Cleveland will turn to a former quarterback-turned-wideout, Terrelle Pryor, who re-signed with the Browns Tuesday.