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Brian Hoyer Unlikely To Re-Sign With The Browns If Johnny Manziel Is On The Roster?

Update:

Brian Hoyer’s agent, Joe Linta, refuted the previous report that Johnny Manziel’s presence on the Browns was likely to impact his client’s chances of returning to Cleveland.

“I don’t know who got that report,” Hoyer said, via Jeff Schudel of the News-Herald. “That’s something I have an agent to handle. Right now I’m focused on Jacksonville.”

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According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, Browns QB Brian Hoyer has played so well to start the season that the team has wondered if he can be their long-term quarterback.

The overall expectation is that Hoyer will not only seek out the highest salary he can secure as a free agent, but also the opportunity to be a starter who doesn’t have a potential replacement sitting behind him.

Cole doesn’t rule out the idea of the Browns franchising Hoyer next year, although he believes the fact that they have first-round pick QB Johnny Manziel on their roster could complicate negotiations between the two sides.

It’s probably not the best situation to be in if the team has an obvious young quarterback to turn to in the event you struggle for a period of time.

Cole mentions that the Browns may have to consider the idea of parting ways with Manziel if they end up using their franchise tag to keep Hoyer from reaching free agency. Should Cleveland commits to Hoyer as their quarterback, Cole believes they will have to move Manziel at some point.

Hoyer’s asking price continues to climb with every game he wins, so this could end up being a fairly complicated situation for the Browns by the end of the year.

Cole suggests Hoyer could receive a deal that would pay him $10-$12 million annually and possibly as much as $14 million. However, Cole stresses that Hoyer could turn down this deal if Manziel is on the roster.

Hoyer, 29, is in the final year of his current contract and will make $1 million for the 2014 season. On the season, Hoyer has thrown for 1,232 yards while completing 60.7 percent of his passes for seven touchdowns and an interception.

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Douglas Spear
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If the Browns get rid of Hoyer, they can forget about having a fan base. They wouldn’t deserve to have fans if they let Hoyer go. The Manziel mania is absolutely asinine. Hoyer is a leader, learned behind Tom Brady, is 6-2 as a starter, and worked his butt off to come back from injury. Not to mention he’s a Cleveland guy who is motivated beyond just the money. Trade Manziel to Dallas and sign Hoyer to a 5 year deal. Done.

Sam I am
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Hoyer is mediocre at best. Lot’s of mediocre QB’s “learn: from the great ones. btw, no athlete is “motivated” today by anything buy $$$$.

Douglas Spear
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Then why does he only want to sign where he gets to play? How do you figure he’s mediocre at best with a top 10 QBR and 6-2 as a starter? He’s s game manager and a leader. You’re delusional.

Sam I am
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hahaha. I’m delusional? Top ten compared to whom? The local High Schools?

Douglas Spear
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Compared to the rest of the QBs in the NFL…

Sam I am
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How’s hoyer working out for us now

Douglas Spear
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He has us at 4-3 (7-3 as a starter). Your turn.

Douglas Spear
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So you blame him for the dropped balls, hurt Alex Mack, and bad coaching decisions? Yep you really are delusional.

toddbook
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Just wait. Johnny’s 15 minutes of football fame are almost up. Self entitled punk. Soon he will move to Hollywood and annoy everyone there.

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