Browns QB Johnny Manziel Gets Nod To Start

By Staff  |  09/18/2015

Johnny Manziel

Quarterback Johnny Manziel has been named the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback for Sunday's (Sept. 20) game against the Tennessee Titans, the team announced.

The decision comes after starter Josh McCown was not cleared, due to the NFL's concussion protocol. He was also barred from practicing Friday (Sept. 18), reports ESPN.

McCown left the season opener against the New York Jets last weekend, after taking a hit to the head late in the first quarter. Manziel stepped in and threw a touchdown pass in the first half, but finished with three second-half turnovers.

It will be the third start of Manziel's NFL career. In his first two starts, both ended is losses. He completed 13 of 26 passes with zero touchdowns, two interceptions and a Total QBR of 2.6.

Manziel will face fellow Heisman-winning QB, in rookie Marcus Mariota.