CLEVELAND – It’s a day Browns fans have long waited for. Training camp kicked off on Saturday at the team’s facility in Berea.
Fans are able to get up close and personal with players by standing closer to the field this year.
On Friday, Johnny Manziel addressed his summer of partying.
“At the end of the day, I’ve made some rookie mistakes,” Manziel said. “There’s some things that I wish I could’ve gone back and done a little differently, but I’m continuing to move forward and trying to represent this organization in a positive manner and a positive light.”
Manziel acknowledged he spoke with head coach Mike Pettine and General Manager Ray Farmer about the recent photo of him holding a rolled up $20 bill.
“For me, my main thing is, people within this building, my teammates, the coaching staff, the higher-ups in this organization we’ve all been on the same page. We’ve all been good and very eager to be moving forward,” said Manziel.
It is clear, the quarterback competition is Brian Hoyer’s to lose. Hoyer will start with the number ones, Johnny Manziel will take snaps with the two’s, and barring any injury, it will be Brian Hoyer getting the start August 9 in Detroit.
“Obviously the competition will bring out the best player in me, but I also think the thing that drives me the most is my goal of being the starting quarterback for this team,” Hoyer said.
Whether it’s Manziel or Hoyer who walks away the starting quarterback for this team, one thing you can count on: everybody involved in the competition came ready to compete.
Today’s first training camp practice is sold out.
There are several more chances for fans to get a sneak peek of the team before the start of the season.