Manziel Not A Factor In Hoyer’s Future

CBS Cleveland

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The agent for quarterback Brian Hoyer says rookie Johnny Manziel being on Cleveland’s roster will have no impact on contract negotiations with the Browns.

Hoyer, who led the Browns to a 31-10 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday, is 6-2 as Cleveland’s starter and in the final year of a two-year contract. Hoyer beat out Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M, to be the starter in training camp and his performance this season has the Browns (3-2) in an interesting predicament.

The team selected Manziel in the first round of this year’s draft with the idea he would be its quarterback of the future. However, Hoyer’s development could change the Browns’ plans.

Agent Joe Linta said Hoyer is remaining patient and focused solely on winning.

“Although we have had no discussions with the Browns since the spring, Johnny Manziel’s presence will have no impact…

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