Like we were getting through a day without one of these.
Since both Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer played relatively well in the Cleveland Browns' preseason opener, there's been no shortage of speculation regarding the narrowing gap between the two quarterbacks.
Well, with the Browns set to play in a second straight game on national TV, both Hoyer and Manziel will work with the starters in this week's game against Washington.
As Scott Petrak of The Chronicle-Telegram reports, head coach Mike Pettine has yet to name a starter for Monday night, but both quarterbacks will work with the first team:
Johnny’s going to get reps with the ones. Just to me, the factor of starting the game I think is a little bit overblown in this situation because we’re going to try to balance the reps with the ones in the game. It’s a little overrated who trots out there for the first time.
Pettine has stated previously that he'd like to name a starter for Week 1 by the third preseason game, so as exhibition contests go, this game will carry more than a little importance.
In related news, the Browns signed veteran quarterback Rex Grossman, but Pettine was clear when asked if Hoyer might potentially become trade bait.
“No. Absolutely not,” he said.