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Johnny Manziel to start for the Cleveland Browns

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Johnny Manziel hasn't had the greatest of starts to his career as an NFL quarterback.

The former Heisman winner had an awful rookie season, losing a quarterback battle that was always his to win, then deciding to party rather than learn the team's playbook, and eventually ending up in the rehab at the end of the season.

That hasn't deterred the Cleveland Browns from sticking with the talented player, however, and know Manziel will be making his first start of the season and just the third of his career.


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The Browns starting quarterback, Josh McCown, suffered a concussion while diving for the end-zone against the New York Jets, and has still not been cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol to practice, so Manziel will fill in.

The Browns announced the news on their Twitter account not long ago.

A tweet by Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports indicated that the Browns were surprised that McCown was not cleared, as his symptoms had seemed minor, even when he suffered the original injury.

Manziel will be going up against fellow Heisman-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota, who got his NFL career off to an incredible start, posting a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3, as he completed 13 of his 15 passes for four touchdowns, before being rested midway through the 3rd quarter.

Manziel could only dream of having that type of game as a rookie. The Browns will be hoping that he can finally show he is an NFL-quality QB against the Titans.

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