Berea, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Cleveland Browns Coach Mike Pettine said that signing veteran quarterback Rex Grossman does not make Brian Hoyer expendable.
Grossman tried out for the Browns last week and was signed after Tyler Thigpen was released.
The 33-year-old played his last four seasons with the Washington Redskins, studying the same offensive scheme that Kyle Shanahan uses for the Browns.
Grossman has been watching the team practice and saw Manziel take the first-team reps and Hoyer take the second, according to ESPN.
The acquisition of Grossman does not mean the Browns are not satisfied with how things are going with their QBs.
Hoyer and Johnny Manziel have been competing for weeks to determine the team’s starter.
Pettine stated they will be deciding Thursday who will be starting for their second pre-season game and on how Hoyer and Manziel will both get equal amount of time with their starters.
“The bottom line coming out of the game is they both should get equal reps with the ones.”
Grossman’s veteran knowledge with offense will help the quarterbacks according to Pettine.
Although the Browns are not yet decided on keeping three quarterbacks.
Pettine stated, “We haven’t gotten to that. That will also depend on where we are with the rest of the roster.”