Nov 30, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterbackMatt Schaub
(8) greets Cleveland Browns quarterback Austin Davis (7) after the game at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Ravens won 33-27. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Manziel Had Chances And Now Its Davis’ Time
Unfortunately for Browns fans, another lost season has brought us the QB carousal again. With quarterback Josh McCown out with a broken collarbone, the only NFL quarterback on the roster is unable top play. Manziel cannot be the starter going forward.
Mike Pettine has painted himself into a corner with Manziel by only activating him as the last healthy body available, while putting Austin Davis in when McCown went down.
We all know it should be Manziel. We all want it to be Manziel, but it simply cannot be Manziel. Davis will start so long as he is healthy the rest of the way and it might even be WR Terrelle Pryor as the backup given his time with Coach Flip. I hate to say it, but we’re back to the drawing board with the quarterback.
Manziel is not a good player. He had his chances, did not take advantage of them, and now the Browns are off to Davis, which is the right move. Cleveland is going to need to draft a quarterback. Yet, depending on how Davis plays the rest of the season, could determine if the aforementioned quarterback is a player more close to playing right away or is more of a project.
However, there is no guarantee Davis will be doing anything different from the previous 23 starting quarterbacks since 1999. If this three starting quarterback situation happened last season, I may have been more inclined to say Manziel should start.
At the end of the day, the fact that there still has been hesitancy on whether or not Manziel should start is disappointing. Seeing Cleveland move on from Manziel and starting Davis sooner would have been great.