The Cleveland Browns organization and Head Coach Mike Pettine may be nearing the end of their patience with Johnny Manziel. The team announced that has been replaced by Josh McCown as the starting quarterback.
Manziel was been demoted to third string for Monday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, after social media posts surfaced this week that showed Manziel allegedly partying last weekend in Texas.
Manziel spent 10 weeks in a treatment facility during the offseason for undisclosed reasons, and last month Manziel made headlines after witnesses reported him driving dangerously on an interstate highway and his girlfriend said he had gotten physical with her in the car.
“Everyone in this organization wants what is best for Johnny just like we do for every player in our locker room. I’m especially disappointed in his actions and behavior because he has been working very hard,” head coach Mike Pettine said in a statement.
“The improvements from last year to this year have been tremendous but he still has to consistently demonstrate that he has gained a good understanding of what it takes to be successful at the quarterback position on this level. It goes well beyond the field. We are going to continue to support him in every way possible, but at this point, we’ve decided it’s best to go with Josh as the starter going forward.”