The Cleveland Browns have decided to reinstall Johnny Manziel as their starting quarteback after benching him for two games. The Browns sat the second year quarterback after the decisions he made during the team’s bye week and because he lied to the coaching staff about a video that appeared of him partying in a Texas nightclub.
The Browns had started veteran quarterback Josh McCown in Week 12 but he suffered a broken collarbone leaving the coaches with a decision to make.
Instead of starting Manziel they decided to go with Austin Davis on Sunday against the Bengals. Davis went 25 for 38 for 230 yards with an interception in the blowout loss. He was also sacked three times.
But Browns head coach Mike Pettine said after the Browns 37-3 loss on Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals that Manziel needs to be back on the field.
“We tried to punish him by benching him, but I just don’t think we are getting through to that guy.” Pettine said on Monday. “Right now he’s getting a vacation. I think the best thing for him is to go out on the field with us and get to experience how truly awful this organization is. It’s like when a puppy poops on the floor, sometimes you have to rub his nose in it. That is the only way that he will learn.”