The Cleveland Browns quarterback situation has been an absolute horror show in 2014.
Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel have both led the Browns offense so far this year, and both have been incredibly underwhelming when given the task of actually throwing the football.
Well, now there could be a new man leading the Browns. Former South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw may well be set to become the 3rd starting QB the Browns have used this year.
Cleveland.com reports that Manziel is done for the season now after his hamstring injury against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
And on top of that, Hoyer injured his shoulder when he came in to replace Manziel midway through the second quarter, leaving Shaw as the only fit quarterback on the Browns roster as of right now.
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Hoyer suffered his injury on a 7-yard sack late in the game when Kawann Short blew past a double-team of Joel Bitonio and Nick McDonald and planted Hoyer's shoulder into the turf. All 305 pounds of Short then fell right on Hoyer's shoulder, leaving him unable to breathe.
Who is Connor Shaw?
A three-year starter at South Carolina, Shaw was signed by the Browns in May and had some good performances in the preseason this year. Perhaps he can have another good performance in the season finale, and add a new element to the Browns’ inevitable quarterback controversy in 2015.
Shaw went undrafted in the 2014 Draft and was signed by the Browns the day after. He outshone Manziel in pre-season, completing 8 of 9 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown on his only drive in one game.