Cleveland Browns won't name Johnny Manziel their starting quarterback

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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has cast doubts over Johnny Manziel's future after he refused to name the former Heisman winner the Browns starting quarterback for next season.

The Browns are expected to lose Brian Hoyer in free agency, leaving just Manziel and Connor Shaw - who was a rookie last season with Manziel - as the only quarterback's on the Browns entire roster heading into 2015.

But despite this fact, it seems that the Browns will let the former first round pick Manziel battle it out with Shaw, who the Browns signed as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina.

Muddy Situation

Speaking at the 15th annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards, Haslam said that the Browns are still working to find a Championship level quarterback, according to 

“We don’t know who our quarterback is going to be next year and what I would say to our fans is, we’re going to continue to work really hard to find that quarterback who can make us a championship team.” - Jimmy Haslam.

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This has to be another kick in the teeth for Manziel, who suffered through an awful rookie year blighted by partying, lack of commitment to improving, and losing a quarterback battle to a 28-year old that had previously started a grand total of four NFL games in his six years of being a pro.

Bad All-Round

Haslam described the team’s quarterback situation as “still muddy,” and he went on to point out that the best teams in the league all have good quarterbacks.

What Haslam doesn't seem to understand however is the fact that these teams are also elite in other areas, something the Browns definitely are not. They don't have a good front seven, they don't have a good secondary, their running back corps is laughable and they only have one good wide receiver in Josh Gordon. 

Not Aaron Rodgers nor Tom Brady could get that sorry lot to a Super Bowl. At least give Manziel or Shaw a chance. Both of them won in college where they had good players around them to push their team's to that extra level. The Browns don't have that and they never will do if Haslam keeps bringing in new quarterback's every year looking for the one that could.

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