Johnny Manziel lost out on the Cleveland Browns' Week 1 starting quarterback job, though the reason might not have much to do with Brian Hoyer. Manziel was unable to grasp offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's playbook well enough to earn the role, according to NFL.com's Rapoport, despite essentially playing Hoyer to a standstill during the Browns' first two preseason games.

Manziel has reportedly struggled with the playbook since coming from a spread system at Texas A&M. The Aggies didn't use a playbook, so Manziel had trouble calling plays during the Browns' preseason loss to Washington on Monday night, according to Rapoport. In college, Manziel rarely took snaps from under center, nor did he have to dictate protection schemes as he did Monday.