Johnny Manziel named Browns’ starting quarterback for rest of season

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Johnny Manziel has been named starting quarterback for the rest of the season for the Cleveland Browns.

Coach Mike Pettine made the announcement in a news release Tuesday.

Manziel has started three games this season, including the past two.

On Sunday at Pittsburgh, he completed 33-of-45 passes for a career-high 372 yards and a touchdown. For the season, he’s completed nearly 60 percent of his throws for 933 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s also rushed for 90 yards.

Manziel takes over for Josh McCown, who was sidelined the last two weeks with a rib injury. In seven starts, McCown completed 65 percent of his passes for 1,897 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions, according to the release.

The Browns have a bye this week and return to the field Monday, Nov. 30, against the Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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