Brian Hoyer, not Johnny Manziel, is the quarterback that is standing out in Cleveland Browns practices right now. Manziel may be getting all the attention for the antics off of the field, but he is not getting the same love or attention for what he is doing on the field.
Hoyer is the vet that is much more comfortable in the offense, while Manziel has held onto the football too long and is still hesitant on his reads.
Lindsay Jones of USA Today says that the competition in OTAs is eerily similar to the competition that Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton had in Denver. Orton clearly was the better quarterback in camp and he won the job as the starter on the team. Currently, Hoyer is the clear cut better player on the team.
Hoyer has sat back for a few years. learning offenses behind Tom Brady. He stepped in as the starter for the Bronws last season and had some success running the team. He will be looking to grab hold of that starting job all over again.
Manziel still is a work in progress. He comes with a lot of hype and there is a lot of anticipation from the fans to see him on the field. If Hoyer becomes the starter, any little misstep that he takes will have the fans calling for Manziel to get into games. The pressure is on both quarterbacks.